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DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

Cost & Financial Aid

An Investment in Yourself and Your Career

We understand that furthering your education requires a significant investment of time, energy, and resources. And, deciding how to fund your education involves solid information and careful planning. We are committed to helping you explore the financing options available to make the best investment in yourself and your career.

The Financial Aid Office exists to help students efficiently secure the best funding to achieve their degrees. Please refer to Financial Aid for detailed information on the loans and scholarships available.

Postgraduate DAOM Program Tuition

The total tuition for the 1280-hour DAOM Program is $25,000, to be paid over a period of two years. 

Tuition for each year is based on enrollment in required courses as indicated by the program. Tuition does not include the cost of books or additional fees. Required books are estimated to cost approximately $1000.

Five Branches Alumni Discount

Five Branches University Alumni who enroll in the Postgraduate DAOM Program are eligible for a 20% discount on the total cost of tuition. This discount only applies if you have graduated from Five Branches University and have been accepted into the DAOM program.

Postgraduate DAOM Program Fees

  • Application fee: $65 (US students); $365 (international students)
  • Malpractice insurance: $180 total ($30 per trimester) This fee is collected in full at the beginning of the trimester.
  • Transfer fee: 15% of current tuition up to a maximum of $500
  • Transcript request: $10
  • Extra copy of diploma: $50
  • International student service fee: $2,500
  • Installment fees:

      1. Two installments per term- $25 each
      2. Quarterly installments- $15 per month
      3. Monthly installments- $15 per month

  • Credit card convenience fee: 1% of payment
  • Late fee: $30 per month

Tuition Payment

The annual tuition payment is due in full two weeks prior to the beginning of each year. If you prefer to pay on a trimester or monthly basis, installment fees are charged for this service. 

The assigning of credit for all courses and clinical training occurs only after all financial obligations have been met. Five Branches University reserves the right to change tuition and fees as necessary.

Deferral Policy

Students who have been fully accepted into the DAOM program can defer up to one year (three trimesters). If a student needs more time, they can re-apply under the withdrawal enrollment process, up to five years from the time of initial application (1 year deferral + 4 years withdrawn).

Refund Policy

You have the right to cancel your contract for enrollment (withdraw from the program) and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class, or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. To do so you must submit a Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office by the stipulated deadline. If you are unable to do so, a letter, e-mail or fax addressed to the Registrar with your signature stating cancellation of enrollment will be accepted.

If you choose to cancel your contract after seven business days have lapsed, a prorated tuition will be refunded based on the unused percentage of class time remaining. Please refer to the Student Handbook or Enrollment Agreement for detailed information on the Five Branches University refund policy.