Soma Institute, The

55 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604

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Main telephone 312.878.4636
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Contact person name Joan Hannant
Contact person title President/Owner
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 312.878.4636
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Public or private Private
Type of school Massage Therapy
Health & Wellness Coaching
Date founded 1998
Degrees offered Diploma: clinical massage therapy and master clinical massage therapy
School accreditation Approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education; Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training; State of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Specialized accreditation Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training (ACCET); National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Specialized licensure Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Vocational Rehabilitation and the Trade Act
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Population of city the school is in 2,704,958
Distance from campus to city center 0 miles
Public transportation to campus close to all CTA lines and Metra
Student parking on campus underground parking available at student rate
Campus size 13,833 Square Feet
County Cook
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School visit availability 9-7, M-S
Contact to set up school visit Stanley Kozik
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Number of part time, male students 116
Number of part time, female students 261
Total number of part-time students 377
Total number of male students 116
Total number of female students 261
Total number of students 377
Percentage of students from out of state 5%
Number of states and territories represented 5
Percentage of students 25 or older 60%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) Tuition Includes: 1 Soma uniform polo shirt, student professional liability insurance, initial massage therapy licensure in the State of Illinois, graduation ceremony

Clinical Massage Therapy: $14,150
Books and Supplies: $180

Health & Wellness Coaching: $2,150
Academic program/major Yes
Tuition refund policy Please refer to the program catalog

Clinical Massage Therapy:

Health and Wellness
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
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Financial aid contact person James Cussen
Financial aid contact title Financial Aid Advisor
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 312.878.4638
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Submit these forms Contact school for assistance in the completion of forms to apply for financial aid
Application deadline (for fall term) Continuous
Letters about aid sent to applicants Continuous
School year financial aid data is from 2015-2016
Percentage of students who received financial aid 0%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan $4,523
Grant from federal government $2,807
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan 52%
Grant from the school Institutional Grants have been offered since 2016 - and over 95% of students qualify for the grants
Grant from state government 1%
Grant from federal government 43%
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 67%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $8,571
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2015-2016 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Stanley Kozik
Admissions contact title Vice President
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 312.878.4644
Admissions phone (toll free) 800.694.5314
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For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Massage Therapy Diploma Program
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Admission is available January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Application deadline Rolling admission
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Other application materials Required for some students
Other application requirements information International students must demonstrate proof of english proficiency and must provide additional financial documentation to demonstrate that they can support themselves while they are in the U.S.
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Certificate or diploma Yes
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To get a catalog James Cussen
Academic calendar Continuous
Grading system Letter grade
Number of faculty on campus 25
Student faculty ratio 18:1
Average class size
Lecture 20
Laboratory 18
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Weekends Yes
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Academic advising Yes
Tutoring Yes
Other information about academic services Complimentary teaching clinics
You Tube Instructional Videos
Career counseling
Personal counseling
Basic job skills Yes
Orientation Yes
Student lounge Yes
Other services other Career Fairs
Disabilities contact person Stanley Kozik
Disabilities contact title Vice President
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 312.878.4638
Interpreters for the deaf Yes
Learning aids Yes
Readers for the blind Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Tutors Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
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Career contact person Katharine Kozik
Career contact title Career Services Assistant
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 312.878.4225
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 86%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Continuing Education Training
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.