Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships 2018-10-24T13:06:24+00:00
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Tuition and financial aid

Yo San’s tuition is competitive with most TCM schools. We work with each applicant to create an affordable path towards joining our community. In addition to financial aid, students are eligible for a wide variety of scholarships funded by our donors and the university itself.

Our financial aid advisor will help guide you through the process of obtaining federal student loans.
To arrange a consultation please call Daouia Amrir at 310-577-3000 Ext. 124 today!

Questions about tuition:

Tuition and fee charges for the MATCM program are approximately $5,102. per trimester, or $15,306. per year. The estimated total charges for the entire 4 year program are expected to be $64,060. for students who are not transferring credits from other institutions. This estimate is based on program completion in 4 years and includes a 3% annual cost increase.

About 70% of our Master’s degree students are able to offset the cost of tuition through scholarships and financial aid.

You can download MATCM Program schedule of Tuition and Fees here (effective January, 2019).

Tuition and fee charges for the DAOM program are approximately $5,472. per trimester, or $16,46. per year. The estimated total charges for the entire 2 year program are expected to be $33,735. for students who are not transferring credits from other institutions. This estimate is based on program completion in 2 years and includes a 3% annual cost increase.

About 60% of our doctoral students are able to offset the cost of tuition through scholarships and financial aid.

You can download a detailed schedule of DAOM program fees and services here (effective May, 2018).

Yes, in addition to financial aid and scholarships, we offer students short-term loans in the form of an installment payment plan.

Under this plan, students pay tuition expenses in three (3) equal monthly installments, with the first payment being made at the time of registration. There is no interest or service charge to participate in the installment payment plan except for a late fee in the event payments are not made on time.

All students registered in the Master’s of Acupuncture and TCM program are eligible for the installment payment plan and may make arrangements at the time of registration.

Yes, we welcome transfer students. Our dedicated team of academic advisors is committed to helping you:

  • Maximize your transfer credits potential
  • Integrate into our programs
  • Create a seamless transfer process

We welcome transfer students to both our Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. Scholarships for transfer students are available.

If you’ve completed coursework at an accredited TCM college, then you may be to apply some or all of the work you’ve done toward the completion of a Master’s or Doctorate degree program at Yo San University.

This is done on an individualized basis with every transfer student. You’ll need to meet with our admissions advisor at Yo San, and bring an official transcript that indicates the units or hours of coursework training in each subject.
To set up a meeting, call Daouia Amrir at 310-577-3000 Ext. 124 today!

You can  download the application form here.

To apply, You’ll need to submit the following information to the Office of Admissions

  • A completed MATCM Application
  • Application fee ($75 for domestic applicants or $150 for international applicants)
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, showing a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units
  • Two Letters of Professional or Academic Recommendation
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)
  • Admissions Interview
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Questions about financial aid:

  1. The first step is completing the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.govYou must file a FAFSA every two trimesters to receive financial aid. You will need our FAFSA school code, 030982.
  1. Next, Complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at http://www.studentloans.gov.

Loan Counseling

To ensure you understand your loan obligations, federal rules require you to participate in two counseling sessions regarding loans.

Entrance Counseling

Entrance Counseling is required before you receive your first Stafford or Graduate PLUS loan at YSU. In your Entrance Counseling session, you will learn about the types of loans that are available, the terms and conditions of the loans, and your responsibilities. This information is provided to ensure you fully understand your loan obligation before you are committed to receiving the loan funds. Complete your Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

Exit Counseling

Exit Counseling is required before you graduate or otherwise leave YSU. In your Exit Counseling session, you will prepare for repaying your student loans and consider debt management strategies. This information is provided to ensure you understand your repayment options and prepares you for the payments that will be required on your loans. Complete your Exit Counseling www.studentloans.gov.

Types and Amounts of Financial Aid

Under the Federal Direct Student Loan programs, students borrow from the U.S. government. Graduate students may borrow through the Unsubsidized Stafford and Federal Graduate Plus programs up to the Cost of Attendance (see below).

Unsubsidized Stafford

Through the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program, the student borrows at fixed rate set every July 1st. The current rate set on July 1st, 2017 is 6% with a 1.066% loan fee. A student may borrow a maximum of $18,500 per academic year (defined as two trimesters) under University policy.

No payments are required while the borrower is in school and during the six month grace period following the end of enrollment but interest accumulates. Accrued interested will be capitalized or added to the principle when the loan goes into repayment.

Federal Graduate Plus

MATCM and DAOM students are eligible to borrow under the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Program up to their Cost of Attendance minus other estimated financial assistance including other Direct Loans. Applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a good credit history. The interest on this loan is set every July 1st and is currently fixed at 7%. The current loan fee applied to all Graduate PLUS loans is 4.264%.

Disbursement

In most cases, a check for the difference between your charges at Yo San University and the amount of Student Loan you borrow will be available for pick up on 1) Tuesday of week three of the trimester for MATCM students, and 2) Sunday of the first weekend residency of the trimester for DAOM students.

What is Cost of Attendance?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs related to attendance for one financial aid academic year of study. The financial aid academic year is defined as (2) two consecutive trimesters of enrollment. A typical COA consists of allowances for Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Personal and Miscellaneous, food and transportation expenses. The COA is constructed using modest yet realistic costs of a student living in the Los Angeles area.

Who is eligible to receive Federal financial aid?

Eligible applicants must be admitted to the either the MATCM or DAOM Program, be enrolled at least half time in MATCM program or full time in the DAOM program, making satisfactory progress toward completion of the program, and be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

Will my financial aid package be the same every year?

In general yes, your eligibility will be evaluated annually based on your updated FAFSA information, your academic progress, and the amount of student loans you have borrowed to date. You are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid periodically.

What if my tax return will not be ready when I need to file the FAFSA?

For the 16-17 FAFSA, it is best to use your final tax return to complete the FAFSA. This assures that the information is accurate. However, if this is not possible, the FAFSA does allow you to estimate your tax information then update it with the final corrected information as soon as available.

It is best to complete the 17-18 FAFSA three weeks after you submit your 2016 tax return on-line with the IRS This will allow you to transfer your 2016 tax information directly from the IRS using the Data Retrieval Tool into your 18-19 FAFSA. This assures that the information is accurate. However, if this is not possible, the FAFSA does allow you to estimate your tax information then update it with the final corrected information as soon as available.

How long does it take the Department of Education to process my FAFSA?

Generally, if you file electronically you should receive a student aid report in the mail within about 2 weeks. If you mail a paper FAFSA to the government processor you might wait 8 weeks for your student aid report to arrive. Electronic filing is recommended. You are always welcome to call the Financial Aid Office for assistance at 310-577-3000 ext. 118.

What is an award letter?

Your award letter confirms the financial aid that you are being offered. It includes the types and amounts of financial aid that you are eligible to receive. When reviewing your award letter, keep in mind that your loan period covers an eight month period. You will borrow loans every 8 months and your student loans will run in two trimester cycles.

How and when do I receive the funds?

Federal Loan funds are sent to the school at the beginning of each trimester. These funds are then credited to the student’s account via the school’s business office. If there are funds left over after paying for the student’s tuition, the student receives a refund check for the difference. These checks are available for pick up beginning on Tuesday of week three of the trimester in the Master’s Program and on the Sunday of the first DAOM Weekend Residency of the Trimester.

For what can I use my student loans ?

Federal Financial aid funds are provided to cover direct educational costs (Tuition, Fees, Books/Supplies, expenses) and a modest and reasonable allowance for living expense (Rent, Food, Utilities, Personal/Misc. expenses).

Is there a limit to the total Aggregate amount of Direct Stafford Loans that I can take out over the course of my Graduate studies?

Yes, the total amount of Stafford Loans that a graduate student can take out is $138,500. This limit includes any Stafford Loans received for undergraduate study or other graduate programs.

Where can I find information on my past loans?

To find the most up-to-date information about your loans, please log on to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants that are tracked through their entire cycle, from aid approval through closure.

Who is eligible?

Eligible applicants must be admitted to the either the MATCM or DAOM Program, be enrolled at least half time in MATCM program or full time in the DAOM program, making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program, and be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.

Can you estimate how much federal aid I may qualify for?
Sure! Use this forecasting tool on the Federal Aid website to get an estimate and more advice about the options available to you.

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

For the MATCM Program:
To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the completion of their program. The MATCM Program measures Satisfactory Academic Progress in terms of cumulative GPA and pace of program completion. “Satisfactory Progress” means that the student’s cumulative GPA is at least a 2.5, the pace (earned units compared to attempted units) is at least 67%.

Progress is measured after each trimester. Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress are placed on a Financial Aid Warning for one trimester. If at the end of the Warning trimester, Satisfactory Academic Progress standards are still not met, the student is ineligible for Federal Student Aid.

The student may appeal the result. Appeals must explain why the student failed to make satisfactory progress and what has changed that will allow satisfactory progress to be made by the next evaluation. The appeal must also include an Academic Progress Course Plan approved by the Assistant Academic Dean. The plan must ensure that the student will meet standards within a specific period. If the appeal is granted by the Financial Aid Office, eligibility is re-instated and the student is ‘on Financial Aid Probation’ for one trimester. If the Academic Progress Course Plan is not followed, the student is ineligible for Federal Student Aid. The student may again appeal. If an appeal is not granted, eligibility is only reinstated when the student’s GPA and pace meet standards.

MATCM Satisfactory Academic Progress Definitions:

Full Time is defined as borrowing $8,000 or greater through the Federal Student Loan programs and averaging at least 13 required units per trimester.

Half Time is defined as borrowing less than $8,000 through the Federal Student Loan programs and averaging at least 8 required units per trimester. The maximum time frame for completing the program as a half time financial aid student is 24 trimesters.

Repeats: Courses repeated more than once may not count toward full-time or half-time status.

Units Attempted: Units from enrolled courses are added to total attempted units when the letter grade is A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, W, WF and I. Units from courses with a grade of WX are not added to units attempted.

Transfer Units: Transfer units from another school are added to total units earned and attempted

For the DAOM Program

To remain eligible for Federal Financial Aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the completion of the doctoral program. Yo San University measures
Satisfactory Academic Progress in three ways at the end of the second, fourth and sixth
trimesters:

  1. assessment that students have received a grade of “Pass” on all required
    assignments and coursework,
  2. completion of 80% of the clinic residency or non-residency hours (and/or mentorship/preceptorship hours) required or expected for the period, and
  3. submission of documentation to demonstrate timely progress on research, writing and review deadlines for the Capstone Research Project, as measured by the DAOM Capstone Deadlines published to each cohort.

Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress are placed on Financial Aid Warning for one trimester from the date of notice, and may be referred to the DAOM Academic Advisor for required coaching. If at the end of the trimester, Satisfactory Academic Progress standards are still not met, students are ineligible for Federal Student Aid.

A detailed statement on DAOM Satisfactory Academic Progress assessment is available upon request. Students may appeal the results of the above assessments to the Financial Aid Coordinator. Appeals must explain why satisfactory progress standards were not met and what has changed that will allow standards to be met by the next evaluation period. The appeal must also include an Academic Progress Course Plan approved by the DAOM Dean. The plan must ensure that the student meet standards within a specific time frame. When the appeal is granted by the Financial Aid Office, eligibility is re-instated and the student is placed on Financial Aid Probation for one (1) trimester. If the Academic Progress Course Plan is not followed, the student is ineligible for Federal Student Aid. The student may make a second appeal. If the appeal is not successful, eligibility is not reinstated until after the student has met all Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Yes, Yo San is approved by both the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the G.I. Bill to apply your educational benefits.

Veterans Administration Education Benefits

The California Department of Consumer Affairs approves YSU on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to administer educational benefits for eligible students. Eligibility varies on an individual basis. Veterans interested in using their benefits are encouraged to begin the application process early. For further information, contact the Veterans Administration at (888) GI-Bill-1 or visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov

Your G.I. Bill education benefits

Both the Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30) and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) can be used to pay for your education at Yo San University. The VA’s Online College Comparison Tool is a great way to begin your search.

It’s easy and quick to find out what benefits you have earned. Just call the V.A. Education Benefits Line (1-888-442-4551). And, we’re here to help any time!

Other ways, you may qualify for assistance; include monthly housing allowances and other living expenses. Be sure to discuss and know your options to wise choose the best course of action for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Yo San University!

Yes. “Work-Study” or student employment is part-time work for the University that allows students to contribute to the operation of the University and earn a modest income to help defray the expenses of study. Employment opportunities may be available in the Clinic, Yo San Library, and Administration Office. Please inquire about positions in the Administration Office or look for posted notices.

The following links offer you a wealth of resources regarding the application process, student loans, debt management and related financial aid resources.

Financial Aid Application Process

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Overview of Federal Aid: http://studentaid.ed.gov

Managing Student Loans

Your Loan History: http://www.nslds.ed.gov/

Managing Student Loans: http://www.studentloans.gov

Education-related Tax Information

IRS Publication 970: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/index.html

Debt Management

Managing Your Money: http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/Money/

Credit Reports:  http://www.annualcreditreport.com

Scholarships at Yo San University

Our scholarship programs provide students with a remarkable educational opportunity based on the generosity of our alumni and friends. Each scholarship from Yo San has a distinct eligibility requirement, award amount, and selection criteria. You will find the many scholarships available within one of these three categories: Master’s Degree program, Doctorate Degree program, and Company sponsored scholarships.

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Founders’ Scholarship

The Founders’ Scholarship recognizes outstanding personal and professional achievements in new and transfer students to the MATCM Program.

Award Amount:

Eligibility:

Selection Criteria:

$1,000 in tuition credit.

New MATCM students and transfer students with no more than 48 transfer credits.

Demonstrated outstanding personal and professional achievement(s).
No application is required other than application for admission.

President’s Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship recognizes academic excellence in the pre-clinical years in the MATCM program.

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Renewal Criteria:

$1,500 tuition credit per trimester, renewable for six consecutive trimesters (for a total award amount of up to $9,000)

New MATCM students and transfer students with no more than 48 transfer credits.

Up to three (3) awards per trimester.

For the initial award, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application.
The recipient(s) will be selected by a scholarship committee based on each applicant’s academic performance.

1. Outstanding academic performance
2. Maintaining minimum term GPA of 3.5
3. Maintaining a full-time course load of no less than 12 credits
4. Maintaining in overall good standing (payment of outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc)

Yo San Legacy Scholarship (MATCM)

The Yo San Legacy Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and perseverance in the MATCM program, and honors the continuation of the 39th generation of the Yo San Legacy as represented by our students.

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Renewal Criteria:

$1,000 tuition credit per trimester, renewable for six consecutive trimesters (for a total award amount of up to $6,000).

Currently enrolled MATCM students who has completed at least two years (defined as 96 credit units) in the program.

Up to two (2) awards per trimester.

For the initial award, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application.
The recipient(s) will be selected by a scholarship committee based on each applicant’s academic performance as well as contributions in general to the YSU community.

1. Outstanding academic performance
2. Maintaining minimum term GPA of 3.5
3. Maintaining a full-time course load of no less than 12 credits
4. Maintaining in overall good standing (payment of outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc)

The William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship

The William H. Hazen Foundation Scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic achievement along with talent and demonstrated leadership potential.

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Criteria for continued scholarship disbursement:

$ 4,000 disbursed over three consecutive trimesters.

Currently enrolled MATCM students who have completed at least two years (defined as 96 credit units) in the program.

One award per year.

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application. The recipient will be selected by a scholarship committee based on the following criteria:
1. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
2. Be a recipient of need-based federal financial aid at YSU
3. Demonstrate commitment to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine

1. Outstanding academic performance
2. Maintaining minimum term GPA of 3.5
3. Maintaining a full-time course load of no less than 12 credits
4. Maintaining in overall good standing (payment of outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc)

Dean’s Prize

The Dean’s Prize is awarded every trimester to the student with the highest score on the MATCM Graduation Examination.

Award Amount:

Eligibility:

Availability:

$ 150 cash prize

First-time test-takers with a minimum test score of 80% is required.

One award per trimester

Board of Trustees Meritorious Award

The Board of Trustees Meritorious Award is presented annually to the graduating student with the highest final cumulative grade point average (above 3.75). This award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony.

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Availability:

$ 300 cash prize

Graduating student with the highest final cumulative grade point average
(minimum GPA of 3.75).

One award per year.


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Chancellor’s Scholarship

The Board of Trustees Meritorious Award is presented annually to the graduating student with the highest final cumulative grade point average (above 3.75). This award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony.

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Renewal Criteria:

$1,500 tuition credit per trimester, renewable for three (3) consecutive trimesters (for a total award amount of up to $4,500).

New DAOM students and transfer students with no more than 18 transfer credits

Up to three (3) awards per cohort.

For the initial award, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application. The recipient(s) will be selected by a scholarship committee based on each applicant’s academic performance in his/her entry-level degree program, as well as documented personal and professional achievements.

Maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the DAOM program, as well as maintaining in overall good standing (payment of outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc).

Yo San Legacy Scholarship (DAOM)

The Yo San Legacy Scholarship recognizes academic excellence and perseverance in the DAOM program, and honors the continuation of the 39th generation of the Yo San Legacy as represented by our students.

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Availability:

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Renewal Criteria:

$1,500 tuition credit per trimester, renewable for three (3) consecutive trimesters (for a total award amount of up to $4,500).

Currently enrolled DAOM students who have maintain satisfactory academic progress in his/her first year of study in the DAOM program.

Up to three (3) awards per trimester.

For the initial award, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application. The recipient(s) will be selected by a scholarship committee based on each applicant’s academic performance as well as contributions in general to the YSU community.

Maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the DAOM program, as well as maintaining in overall good standing (payment of outstanding balances, absence of adverse disciplinary actions, etc).

DAOM Distinction Award

The DAOM Distinction Award is presented annually to the graduating DAOM student who has distinguished himself/herself in the multifaceted arenas of academic achievement, clinic excellence and scholarly activities. This award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony.

Award Amount:

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Availability:

$300 cash prize .

Nominated by the DAOM Faculty for outstanding academic achievement, clinic excellence and scholarly activities.

One award per year.

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For more information on these scholarship eligibility and deadlines, please visit the respective links provided.

Mayway Scholarship

Mayway is a California-based Chinese herbal medicine distributor with a strong dedication to the advancement of plant-based medicine and environmental preservation. To support these efforts, Mayway offers scholarships to the qualified master’s and doctoral level student in accredited acupuncture/oriental medicine colleges in the US.

More info is available at https://www.mayway.com/scholarships/

NuHerbs Scholarship

Three scholarships are available to students from Yo San University with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
The three scholarships to be awarded are:

Nuherbs Scholarship:   $2,000
Herbal Times Scholarship:   $1,500
Jade Dragon Scholarship: $1,000

Through this scholarship program, Nuherbs Co. has pledged its ongoing support to the future of Chinese Medicine and this beautiful heritage of healing.
More info is available at http://nuherbs.com/giving/scholarship

Trudy McAllister Scholarship

The AOM Scholarship Fund established by the Trudy McAllister Foundation supports students who show promise of making significant contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) in a modern context. The Foundation also supports research and related activities that promote the advancement of AOM.

More info is available at http://trudymcalisterfoundation.org/index.php/application/

HealthyLine Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships are available each year to three students extraordinarily passionate and driven students about living a healthy lifestyle.

More info is available at https://healthyline.com/healthy-line-scholarship/

The ABORM Annual Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in either a master’s or doctoral degree program upon successful submission and acceptance for publication of an article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM). The purpose of the ABORM Annual Scholarship is to foster new scholarly inquiry in the field of Oriental Reproductive Medicine & Infertility for publication in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Applications with topic proposals must be submitted to the ABORM by March 31st annually, and the winner will be notified by April 30th of that same year.

More info is available at http://www.aborm.org/about/scholarship.html

Tillman Military Scholar

The Tillman Scholar Program unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

More info is available at http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/

Hazen Emergency Fund

The Hazen Emergency Fund was made possible by the generous gifts of YSU alumna Corie Tappin, L.Ac (MATCM Class of 2013). Through this fund, students in both the MATCM and DAOM programs may request an interest-free loan of up to $500 for bona fide emergencies, as long as funds are available. The fund operates on the good faith that the borrowers will repay the loan, as the monies loaned to students comes from the repayment of past borrowers.

To apply for the Hazen Emergency Fund, please contact the YSU Director of Financial Aid.

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Talk to our financial aid advisor.

We’re here to serve as your mentors through the financial aid and scholarship application process. You can choose to schedule a session in person or over the phone to learn more about topics such as admission requirements, financial aid, and scholarships.

70% of the students at Yo San receive financial aid that is tailored to their individual needs.  Most plans are a combination of scholarships, federally funded and private loans. We work with each applicant to create an affordable path towards joining our community.

At Yo San University we train healers, not just technicians. This is what makes the educational experience unique." Mao Shing Ni, cofounder Yo San University

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