Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition is charged and payable semester by semester. Fall 2019 tuition rate has been set at $5600. The initial down payment of $75 is due within 7 days after acceptance into Dragon Rises College and returned with the signed enrollment agreement. Enrolled students pay for the next semester during each designated registration period. Any other financial arrangements will be approved by the Director on a case-by-case basis. Student loans are disbursed during the first week of the semester, and financial aid students are allowed to pay tuition at that time, as long as they have been approved to receive loans during registration.

Tuition increases will be no more than 5%, and may increase only in the fall semester of each year. Cost of books and other fees are not included in tuition. Students withdrawing from the program will be liable for the full cost of the last semester attended past the drop period. They will not be liable for the remainder of the program after withdrawal. No tuition adjustments will be made for transfer credit(s), but if transfer credits are granted, the student will not be required to take the classes.


All students pay a one-time Registration fee of $75 and a $20 Student ID fee the first time they register for courses. Every semester students pay for clinic malpractice insurance and a technology fee. Each Fall all students also pay for SGA (student-controlled money to fund their projects), and HIPAA/OSHA training. Other fees are listed in the catalog, and apply only to some situations, like auditing courses or making up tests.


Students may buy books from Dragon Rises College or elsewhere, and their first semester book purchase will be the most comprehensive. Books may average around $600 per semester, with the first semester higher and many semesters much lower.

Financial Aid


Dragon Rises College offers Federal Financial Aid for our students in the form of Direct Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS loans.

Our student loans come directly from the U.S. Department of Education, and are not affected by issues in the banking industry. To begin to qualify for Stafford loans all you have to do is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Unsubsidized loans are available for everyone, regardless of level in college or need. Grad PLUS loans (for graduate-level students) have additional qualifications, including a credit check. For more info on the financial aid process, see our Info Sheet. For more information on the Grad Plus loans, please see the Grad Plus Loans Info Sheet.

You may apply for loans by accessing this link:

Our school code is: G38883

The new federally mandated Shopping Sheet is available here. It is intended to help prospective students compare costs among institutions.

Florida Bright Futures and Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grants are available to qualifying Florida residents who have not yet completed a Bachelors degree. View available State Programs.

We are approved for Veterans Training, as well as V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation and Florida Department of Education Rehabilitation benefits. Veterans may fill out the VA Application for Benefits on line at

Please contact the Financial Aid Director at Dragon Rises College for information regarding financial aid programs.

FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) was enacted in 1974. It is a set of regulations that applies to those institutions that receive funding from the Department of Education. FERPA was written specifically for students and guarantees them the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to seek to amend education records, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those education records. Please see the FERPA information sheet for more detailed information.


Annual Cycles:

nuherbs Co., Deadline early-April
Trudy McAlister Foundation, Deadline: January

nuherbs Co.

nuherbs Co., the Future of Chinese Medicine, will award three scholarships to further the development of Chinese Medicine by supporting the brightest and most passionate students of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. These scholarships are available to students from Dragon Rises College (an ACAOM accredited school), with financial need, registered for the Fall 2019 semester, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Three scholarships will be awarded:

Nuherbs® Scholarship ($2,000.00)
Herbal Times® Scholarship ($1,500.00)
Jade Dragon® Scholarship ($1,000.00)

Applications and eligibility criteria can be viewed at or see the Academic Dean.

Trudy McAlister Foundation

Trudy McAlister Scholarship for 2019

Trudy McAlister Foundation announces the Trudy McAlister Scholarship for students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in ACAOM accredited or candidate schools working toward their degree in Acupuncture or degree in Oriental Medicine. This is a merit-based scholarship.

They will begin accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship in September 2018. The application process will close on January 15, 2019, and all applications and documentation must be postmarked by January 15, 2019.


  • Completed at least one full academic year of their professional training.
  • Each college may nominate up to three students.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens.
  • A minimum 3.1 GPA from Undergraduate college work and AOM college grades is recommended, although all applications that qualify in other requirements will be reviewed. Transcripts that show Pass/Fail results will also be reviewed.

Award Amount
The scholarship awards for 2018 are anticipated to be between $1,500 to $3,000 each. We hope to increase these amounts for 2019. The scholarship award(s) will directly offset the specific student’s tuition at the recipient’s college. The awards will be announced in April every year. Recipient’s of the Scholarship Awards are notified. Those applicants that do not qualify will not be notified.
Information is available at