Tuition & Fees

Total Tuition and Fee: $19,810* (most students complete the program within 5 years)

Experiential Credits**: If you hold a CVA or other certifications, you may be eligible to transfer up to 9 credits to the MSTCVM program (save up to $6,390 and time) during the admission.

Prior CE Tuition Discount**: If you have taken CE courses at Chi, you may be  eligible for the tuition discount equivalent to the amount you have paid for the CE courses that correspond in content to MSTCVM courses, for up to 9 MS credits (save up to $6,390).

* Based on 2019 tuition/fee rates, may vary based on elective courses chosen. Tuition payment is due for courses registered at the beginning of each semester. 

** Experiential Credits and Prior CE Tuition Discount can be applied to different MS Courses at the time of admission. Please email for question or details.


Additional fees may be assessed as laid out below:

  1. A $25 non-refundable fee will apply to all payments of tuition made via wire transfer.
  2. Students who register for a class within 30 days of the start of the semester (after the payment due date has passed), a $50 non-refundable late fee per class will apply.
  3. Students may be eligible to earn certification in the below modalities, at their own expense, should they choose to do so. The optional cost of certification once all requirements have been met (more information about the requirements of each can be found on the website at is $150 per certification. Payment of this fee includes a formal certificate shipped to your preferred address, as well as being listed as certified in the respective modality on the online TCVM Practitioner Directory for client search on the Chi University website.  Each additional certificate copy requires a $15 reprint fee. Certifications also have minimum exam score requirements, which may require exam retakes in order to qualify. The cost per exam retake is between $100 and $150, depending on the exam. Exam retakes will not affect the student’s score in the respective course. In certain cases, additional case reports may be accepted as extra credit.  The fee per additional case report review is $50.

a.      Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)
b.      Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH)
c.       Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner (CVTP)
d.      Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT)

4. Official Transcripts can be requested by the student for $10 per copy.
5. If a student withdraws from a course during the drop/add period, the student is responsible for returning any course material (if applicable) that was shipped to them within 3 weeks from the withdrawal date.  If the materials are not received by the Chi University within 3 weeks, a non-refundable $25 fee will apply. Note: All financial obligations to Chi University must be met prior to any degree, transcript or certificate being issued.

A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed in any manner. A student has five (5) business days after signing an enrollment agreement or similar contractual document to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

In-Residence Costs
Classes that are listed as hybrids include an on-site component, also known as an “executive week.” Students must pay for and arrange their own travel and lodging during these on-campus sessions.

Master's Refund Policy

Students choosing to withdraw from the MS-TCVM program must notify the Chi University in any manner of their intent to withdraw. If the student withdraws before the end of the one week drop/add period the student will be refunded all tuition for that semester.

The drop/add period ends one week (seven days) after the start of class. Any supplies or equipment, such as charts, needles and other educational supplies purchased from Chi University that are unused may be returned to the institution within 30 days of purchase for that semester and funds will be returned. If the student withdraws after the one week drop/add period, no refund will be issued.

The Chi University permits its students to purchase textbooks directly from the publisher with the commensurate discount. The decision, therefore, as to whether a student can obtain refunds for books is dependent on arrangements made at the time of purchase between the student and publisher or book vendor.

Tuition refunds will be made within 30 days of the date of termination of a students’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from student. Termination Date: In calculating the refund due to a student the last date of actual attendance by the student is used in the calculation unless earlier written notice is received. A student will receive a total refund of tuition and fees if the student cancels his or her enrollment before beginning the semester, or withdraws from a course prior to the end of the one week drop/add period.  Furthermore, tuition and fees will also be refunded in full for the current term under the following circumstances: 

  • Courses or programs are canceled by the Chi University;
  • The student is called to military duty;
  • The documented death of the student or member of his or her immediate family (parent, child, spouse or sibling);
  • Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as documented in writing by a physician, where completion of the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged is precluded;

Exceptional circumstances with approval of the President of the Chi University or official designee.

Note: All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within five (5) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initial payment.

A sample refund calculation can be found below: Course tuition is based on the number of credit hours multiplied by the cost per credit hour ($375) plus any applicable lab fees. If a student registers for MS0310 Food Therapy (1.5 Credit hours), tuition would be $562.50 ($375 x 1.5) plus $737.50 in lab fees totaling $1,300 due for the semester. If the student withdraws from the course, after paying tuition and prior to the end of the drop/add period, the student would be due a refund.  In all cases where a student is due a refund the following calculation is performed: [(credit hour x cost per credit hour) +applicable lab fees] = refund amount. Based on the provided calculations, the student would be refunded a total of $1300 and the institution would retain $0.


A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed in any manner. A student has five (5) business days after signing an enrollment agreement or similar contractual document to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid.