Please complete your 2023/2024 FAFSA application HERE using your 2021 taxes or income information. Please be advised that this award year does not begin until July 1, 2023. If you plan to start school before July 1st, you should also complete the 2022/2023 FAFSA.
In the world of financial assistance, students have many different forms available. Scholarships are financial awards given to eligible students and do not require repayment. Grants can be federal, state, or privately issued and do not require repayment. Loans are a form of low-interest debt that must eventually be repaid and are a good option for those who do not qualify for a grant.
The Rolf Institute administers two financial aid programs to help cover tuition (fees are not included) for students who qualify – Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student Loans. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid must maintain attendance and academic standards to remain eligible for continued participation.
Speak with our Financial Aid Department at 303-449-5903 x107 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
We do not offer undergraduate degree programs. Our Rolfing Certificate Program is offered in three phases. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.
Note: Only students attending the school in Boulder for the entire training are eligible for Title IV financial aid.
Estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on the price of attendance and financial aid provided to students. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change from year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State. Not all students receive financial aid.
Some students may be eligible for student loans. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid.
When completing the FAFSA application(s) online, please be sure to add the Rolf Institute as one of the institutions you want your FAFSA application to be sent. DIRI’s school code is 041725. You will need to use your tax return/income information from two years before the FAFSA start year you are completing (for example- 2019 income needed for the 2021/2022 FAFSA).
Students cannot currently have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. If you have not received a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and have not exhausted benefits at another school, you may still have some Pell Grant eligibility.
Because Federal Aid amounts are limited (Independent borrowers may be eligible for up to $7,716 in loans while Dependent borrows may be eligible for $4,467), most students will have a balance to cover out of pocket.
In deciding to start a certificate course, students must consider all of the program's costs. A student’s Cost of Attendance (COA) budget includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board allowances, miscellaneous personal expenses, and transportation to/from school. The tuition, fees, books, and supplies component are calculated based on the institutional charges recorded in DIRI’s Academic Program Record.
The budget should represent reasonable cost estimates for the student, not the entire family, and should not reflect a higher standard of living than one would reasonably expect. Excessive budgets can result in unnecessary over-borrowing on the part of students.
Please use the net cost calculator below to calculate your expected Cost of Attendance for the DIRI Program.
*Students cannot currently have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. If you have not received a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and have not exhausted benefits at another school, you may still have some Pell Grant eligibility.
Before loans can be disbursed, the completion of a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required online. Your FAFSA log-in will be required to access www.studentaid.gov.
1. If you have not previously received a Direct Loan, the Federal Government requires you to complete Entrance Counseling to ensure that you understand
the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming.
2. Once you have completed Entrance Counseling, you can access the Master Promissory Note in one of two ways.
It is important to understand that when you sign an MPN, you promise to repay all loans made under that MPN. As stated on the MPN, you must repay your loan even if:
If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized, or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program, you must complete Exit Counseling each time you:
Funds can be applied to any of the three phases.
Because Federal Aid amounts are limited (Independent borrowers may be eligible for up to $7,716 in loans while Dependent borrows may be eligible for $4,467), students can apply for private student loans through many outside sources to help alleviate some of their balance.
These funds can be applied to any of the three phases.
Here are some questions to ask when exploring a private loan lender:
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Scholarships are considered “free money” and do not require repayment. They should never cost you anything to apply for them.
The Rolf Institute offers Scholarships for qualifying students.
Many companies also offer scholarships for continuing education. Many can be found online. It is recommended that you “think outside the box” when applying.
Do not limit yourself. Seek scholarships for other types of body workers (i.e., massage, acupressure, etc.), as many may have funds available to award students of structural integration. You can also search for scholarships offered for gender, race, veteran status, or previous places of employment.
Scholarship Databases provide the ability to search for multiple opportunities. Please note that you will likely need to register for these sites to be matched with awards that personally fit your needs.
The Colorado State Approving Agency approves the Rolf Institute to administer Veteran’s Education and Training benefits.
Please be advised that because DIRI is a Non-College Degree (NCD) School, students using Chapter 33 VA Education Benefits will exhaust between 12 and 12 ½ months for this program. For more information, contact the VA Education Benefits Hotline at 888-442-4551.
Note: Only students attending the 731-hour Rolfing Certification Program in Boulder, CO are eligible to use their Veteran's Education Benefits.
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This institution has AGREED to Executive Order 13607, "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members".
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The Rolf Institute is an approved "Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)" school. The MyCAA Program is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification, or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. Click HERE for more information on how to apply.
Note: Only students attending the 731-hour Rolfing Certification Program in Boulder, CO are eligible for the MyCAA Program.
The Rolf Institute is approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to provide services to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) clients. Only the Rolfing Certification Program offered solely in Boulder, CO is eligible for benefits.
For general inquiries, email CDLE_voc.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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