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Frequently Asked Questions


Does your institute offer any state-funded financial assistance such as FASFA? 

Our institute does not offer any state-funded financial assistance. We are a licensed vocational school permitted through TDLR licensing to teach programs offered, however, we are not classified throughout the state of Texas as a Title IV school (school that can process financial aid).  


We CAN accept grants/scholarships on a case-to-case basis. More specifically, there is a higher likelihood we will be able to accept grants or scholarship monies if the payment(s) can be made out directly to the school. 


The following is a list of non-FAFSA payments which White Elm Wellness Institute has successfully received in the past. Please note that this list does not guarantee we will always be able to accept these forms of tuition payments: 

-529 Plans

-FFA (Future Farmers of America) 

-Montgomery Gi Bill® (veteran) 

-Post 9/11 Gi Bill® (dependent and veteran) 

What does “Title IV” mean for prospective students; and is White Elm Wellness Institute considered a Title IV school? 

Currently, White Elm Wellness Institute is not considered a Title IV school - Please do not let this discourage you from continuing your vocational journey with White Elm Wellness Institute and keep in mind that the business costs associated with seeking, attaining, being awarded, and retaining a Title IV credential is usually passed on to the students in the form of higher tuition. 


Why a Title IV School Is So Important For Your Student Loans ( 

“President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act of 1965 to create protections for college students and to make college more affordable. It also increased the number of government dollars allocated for federal loans, scholarships and more. 


One of the most significant parts of the law is the Title IV section. It’s designed to ensure that a school provides quality instruction and can help students secure a good job after graduation. 


Title IV schools are the only institutions where individuals are eligible for federal student aid. Attendees of these colleges can receive student loans, grants and enter a federal work-study program.” 


Is the FAFSA Free Money? ( 

“The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA as it is commonly known, is an application form that is used to apply for financial aid to pay for college. It is not financial aid itself. 

However, the FAFSA enables the student to qualify for many types of financial aid from several sources. 

Some of this money is free money, some must be earned through work, and some must be repaid. 

There are three main types of financial aid: Gift Aid, Student Employment, Student Loans

Institutional Eligibility for Participation in Title IV Student Financial Aid Programs ( 

What if I cannot pay for my tuition? 

While we do not offer financial assistance through White Elm Wellness Institute, we do recommend our prospective students work with local banks to seek personal loans for tuition payment. Personal loans can come from a bank the prospective student chooses, or we can provide prospective students with a safe link to our partner Guaranty Bank & Trust to fill out and submit a credit loan application. 


What payment methods are accepted at your institute? 

We accept cash payments, money orders, certified cashier's checks, and debit/credit card payments. Please note that there is an additional 4% processing fee that is added to any payment that is made using debit/credit card.  


If a student cannot pay the full tuition in two payments or less (meaning a downpayment and one lump sum payment of the remaining balance), we do offer a monthly payment plan as an additional option. 


How does the Monthly Payment Plan work? 

To qualify for a monthly payment plan, prospective students MUST have successfully submitted their $125 application fee AND a MINIMUM 10% Down payment, signed enrollment contract then: 

  • Remaining balance incurs an additional 10% Payment Plan Fee 

  • Total remaining balance (which includes the payment plan fee) is broken down into 4 remaining payments 

  • The first payment on a payment plan is due no later than the first day of instruction 

  • The remaining payments on a payment plan are due no later than the 1st of the month 

  • There is a 4-day grace period for each payment on a payment plan; payments made after the grace period will incur an additional 5% Late Fee

How can I enroll into this school using my Gi Bill® military benefits? 

We have been able to enroll students using the Gi Bill®, and this is on a case-by-case basis. We may need to provide a school license number to students during admissions meeting to verify if this institute is accepted. This is up to the interested student to move further. To move forward, we will need to create an education plan as well as an enrollment contract to provide proof of enrollment and a breakdown of all payments to students that can be verified through the VA at the time of enrollment meeting.


Payment is provided by VA using students benefits once accepted. Students are still required to apply for the course along with a fee and place a down payment to finalize enrollment. Keep in mind that Gi Bill® benefits vary from student to student - it is best to meet with an Admission Counselor to determine eligibility.  

‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at"


What happens to the online textbooks after a student has completed the course? Can students access the textbooks for future reference? 

We do not delete students from their CIMA account once they have graduated. Students are purchased a "seat" into the online learning portal and will have continued access for a minimum of 24 months (about 2 years) from the date that access is purchased. Students will create an account with a personal login that can still be used after graduation. 

Do students receive any paper copy of textbooks/handouts?  

The online portion for all programs is completely virtual. Students will not be using any paperback textbooks during this portion but instead will have access to hundreds of printable worksheets (various chapters) as well as PDFs of PowerPoints and other study materials that can be used at your convenience. The cost of your CIMA seat is included in the tuition breakdown under the "Books and Supplies" section.  

How does a student contact instructor during the virtual portion of the course?  

Any questions/comments are sent directly to the online instructor via CIMA. Your online instructor will be able to communicate back and forth with students through the online portal. Your online instructor will also have scheduled virtual office hours each week that are dedicated to interacting with students.  


Supplies cost breakdown? 

On the current updated tuition breakdown attached, you will see a section labeled "Books and Supplies". To receive a more in-depth breakdown of each cost, please contact a member of the Admissions team for the specific details regarding your course of interest.  


What is the required dress code at this institute? 

Students are required to wear scrubs and close-toed shoes at all times while in the building. With tuition, the institute includes two pairs of scrubs of any style (must be black, navy, or grey) that are provided by Aggieland Scrubs. Students are sent to pick out scrubs during orientation once enrollment has been finalized.  

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