Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid


The Financial Aid Department at Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute works tirelessly on behalf of our potential students, current students and parents of students.  

As a Title IV School, we are able to assist in obtaining Federal funding (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Subsidized Loans and Federal Unsubsidized Loans).

UTMI has partnered with the following:

1) Native American tribes
2) The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
3) The NM Commission for the Blind
4) NM Workforce Connection
5) AmeriCorps (Peace Corps)

If it has been determined that a potential student is eligible for any private scholarships, we are happy to provide the necessary documentation in order to assist them in obtaining scholarship funds. We will speak with or email the appropriate contact and send copies of our Accreditation and information about our programs if necessary. We can provide an invoice and a W-9 as well.

We also accept private payments to UTMI at zero percent interest for your tuition or the remaining balance after financial aid awards are factored. We look forward to the opportunity to help with your Financial Aid needs and explore any options available to you. 

Please click on the link to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The UTMI Federal School Code is: 034303. 

Once you've completed your form, please call to schedule an appointment with our Financial Aid Director, Paul Mascareñaz, at 505.888.0020 x1403.

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admissions policy

Students are admitted without regard to gender/gender identification, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sexual orientation.

Applicants must be at least seventeen (17) years of age when they begin school. They must be eighteen (18) by their graduation date. Applicants must present a copy of their high school diploma or equivalent (GED) or higher degree (such as AA or BA). All diplomas/certificates will be verified. The School also needs a copy of a governmental photo ID (generally their current driver’s license) 

and the student’s social security card.


In addition, perspective Therapeutic Medical Massage students must have successfully completed a state approved massage therapy program. To meet Title IV Financial Aid eligibility requirements, applicants may be required to take a few classes to match up with our Therapeutic Massage program.

Admissions procedures require that students visit the School for a personal interview with the Admissions Director, the Director of Education, and the Financial Aid Advisor. If the student wishes to attend UTMI, then an enrollment agreement is completed. The student will receive a copy of the enrollment agreement at the time it is signed as well as a current catalog and student policies.

The student must acknowledge that he or she will adhere to the student codes of conduct and ethics enacted by UTMI. In many states, licensing may not be awarded to anyone who has been convicted of a felony. Contact your state licensing agency and, if applicable, the national licensing agency for a list of laws governing licensure.

Potential students with physical limitations must consult with a physician and the administrator to determine if these limitations will interfere with their ability to receive or give massage. A Primary Care Physician’s (PCP) or attending physician’s release is highly recommended for students with physical disabilities upon entrance into the current programs.

While we are able to work with most students with mild learning disabilities, the perspective student may want to audit an Anatomy and Physiology class to decide if they are capable of learning the material necessary to pass the national exam required for licensing in New Mexico (MBLEx).

Applications for the diploma/certificate programs are accepted throughout the year. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure placement in the class of your choice. Late admissions may be considered on an individual basis taking into consideration availability of space.

For additional information, please contact our Admissions Director: