DAOM Tuition


Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Tuition and Fees*
Program Tuition Total $29,000
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee (effective 4/1/2024)$0
Standard Application Fee (non-refundable)$100
International Application Fee (non-refundable)$150
Late Application Fee (non-refundable)$50

Tuition and fees, excluding application fee, for international students are the same as for domestic students.

Download the Cost of Attendance (COA) 2023-2024 Full-Time Budget, here.

Additional Fees
Continuous Enrollment Fee (charged each quarter of non-completion beyond the 8 quarter program)$500
Late Payment Fee (monthly)$100
Quarterly Malpractice Insurance - if needed (clinical interns only)$105
Transfer Credit Evaluation$50
Official Transcript (per copy)$10
Unofficial Transcript (per copy) $5
Returned Check Fee$15
Quarterly Parking Pass (5+ days)(optional)$435
Quarterly Parking Pass (1-4 days)(optional)$210
Student ID Reprint$5

Tuition is paid quarterly on the first day of each quarter.


Financial Aid is Available

Visit the Financial Aid page for funding options and scholarships.


Estimated Costs for Text Books

The price of required and recommended text books and course readers can vary, but on average a doctoral fellow can expect to spend approximately $1,000 on books, readers and materials over the course of the doctoral program.


(Unlikely) Additional Clinical Costs

If permission for clinical supervision to be conducted elsewhere, including mentorships, is given in accordance with college policy, then any direct or indirect costs of such supervision must be borne 100% by the doctoral fellow.


Refund Policy

All tuition refund requests by enrolled doctoral fellows must be submitted in writing either in person or by mail or fax. The effective date of program termination is the postmarked date. Verbal requests will not be honored. Unless a formal, written cancellation notice is given, the student will be held responsible for any funds still owed to Emperor’s College, and no refunds will be given.

Upon receipt and acknowledgment of a written notice of withdrawal, a refund will be issued for any student that has paid the full tuition in advance. If a student makes a payment at the beginning of the month for classes, attends part of the classes and subsequently decides to withdraw from the program, a prorated refund for the payment made will not be issued. Classes already attended will not be refunded.


Buyer’s Right to Cancel

A student’s contract with Emperor’s College may be canceled and any money already paid refunded, with the exception of non-refundable fees, within three (3) business days of payment. If a student cancels, any payment already made will be returned within thirty (30) business days following receipt of a written cancellation notice that is faxed or mailed to Emperor’s College. The cancellation must be signed and dated; cancellation by telephone, email or absence is insufficient for official notification of intent to cancel.


Student’s Obligation

A student’s financial obligation to Emperor’s College must be paid in full before a degree, transcript or diploma is issued.

* Emperor’s College maintains the right to change tuition and fees as necessary.