• Application/Requirements and Procedures
  • Statement of Equal Opportunity
  • Financial Aid

MSSM Application

Applying to Mountain State School of Massage is your first step toward having the life you want of endless opportunities.

If you need assistance with completing the application process you may call MSSM to speak with the Admission’s Representative. You may also contact the Admission’s Department by e-mail at: or call 304-926-8822 by phone.

Statement of Equal Opportunity
It is the policy of the Mountain State School of Massage to afford equal opportunity in all aspects of training regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, citizenship, national origin, religion, disability, age, or political affiliation. Mountain State School of Massage reserves the right to deny admission to: a person who has been convicted of a felony, a person who has a physical or mental limitation deemed unsafe for the therapist or the client, a person who has been terminated due to academic failure, attendance violation, or gross misconduct. Potential students are encouraged to visit MSSM and talk to an admissions representative about our programs. Handicapped students are encouraged to visit MSSM with a representative who can assess the accessibility with regard to their capabilities. Mountain State School of Massage supports the American Disabilities Act and will make a reasonable attempt to facilitate special needs.

Trade Adjustment Assistance & Work Force Investment Act: Funding through the Work Force Investment Act is available through West Virginia Job Services to people out-of-work and wanting to receive new schooling or training. The money allotted each person is dependent upon county of residence and each situation. Workforce WV MAP   Kanawha County Region 3

Visit for information about more than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs, including many that can benefit people with disabilities.

United States Veterans Administration:

Montgomery GI Bill:

Funding assistance from the United States Veterans Administration is available to Armed Services Veterans and National Guard members. The financing and terms are negotiated by the prospective student and his/her VA representative.

Mountain State School of Massage Financing:
The tuition payment plan is broken into monthly payments that include interest; for the Day or Night Massage Therapy Programs. Interest is set at 10% repayment term; plan is dependent upon the number of months taken to pay tuition with a five Hundred ($500.00) down payment required. Tuition payments made by Credit Card will be charged a 3% Interest Rate (per charge) Tuition paid IN FULL (2) weeks prior to the start date will receive a $200 discount. 

Mountain State School of Massage participates in Title IV Federal financial Aid Grant and Loan Programs from the U.S. Department of Education for students that qualify.  

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans:
Direct Subsidized Loans are for students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while you are in school at least half-time, during your grace period and during deferment periods. Direct Unsubsidized Loans are not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods. Repayment of principal and interest begins 6 months after you are no longer enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Direct Loans for Students visit:

Direct PLUS Loan:
Direct PLUS Loans are low interest loans for parents of dependant students who is enrolled at least half-time; generally, your child is considered dependant if he or she is under 24 years of age, has no dependants, and is not married, a veteran, a graduate or professional degree student, or ward of the court. The parent cannot have adverse credit history (a credit check will be done) you must me the biological or adoptive parent (or in some cases, the step parent) for whom you are borrowing. Interest is charged during all periods and repayment begins within 60 days after last installment of the loan for that school year. Direct PLUS Loans for ParentS visit:

Federal PELL Grant:
This program provides the basis of a financial aid package and can be awarded to full or part time undergraduate student who meet eligibility requirements and criteria as determined by the US Department of Education. Award amounts are based on student financial need. Applicants must complete the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Apply online at:

Note: Students must demonstrate financial need for Pell Grants and Subsidized Loans. To calculate eligibility, the aid office considers the cost of attendance (COA) at MSSM, as well as your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA.

Applying for Title IV Federal Financial Aid is FREE! MSSM’S Financial Aid Office makes applying for Title IV Financial Aid EASY! For assistance contact a Financial Aid Officer by e-mail at: or call 304-926-8822 by phone for an appointment.

Note: You must simultaneously complete the Admissions Application Process with MSSM in order to move forward with your packaging process. After doing so, you will meet with the Financial Aid Office and your Packaging Process will begin!

MSSM Federal School Code Number: 040283