Tuition, Expenses, and Scholarships

Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) tuition is $5,058.41. However, the total cost of the program is dependent on the time the holding fee is received. Below are the dates which define the change in cost. Tuition covers the entire 6-month online program and attendance of the Tucson education retreat (travel/hotel and some meals are not covered and are the student's responsibility).

Important Dates

IHeLp 2021: starting online January 11, 2021, 4-day educational retreat May 23-26, 2021 (tentative), program completion in July 2021.
Eligibility to apply for IH Coaching certification that begins October 2021.


Fees and Expenses

Regular Application: Now – December 13, 2020 | Holding Fee: $451.15

Late Application: December 14, 2020 – January 18, 2021 | Holding Fee: $902.31

    Regular Late
Application fee: This non-refundable fee is submitted along with the program application and, like other payments, it is made online.   $59.04 $59.04
Holding Fee: Once you are invited to join IHeLp, the non-refundable Holding Fee is due within 30 days after acceptance.   $451.15 $902.31
Tuition: Payment plans are listed below.   $5,058.41 $5,058.41
Total tuition and fees for IHeLp   $5,568.60 $6,019.76
Additional Expenses

Other expenses: there are other costs not included in tuition: computer hardware and internet access charges, recommended and optional text books, and lodging, travel and meal expenses for retreat in Tucson, for example. Some meals at the retreat (breakfasts, lunches and some dinners) are covered by tuition.

The following illustrates potential retreat expenses:

Hotel stay for 4-nights: $600
Travel expenses: $300-$600
Additional meals: $40


Payment Options

We offer three payment options so you can plan and budget accordingly for the 6 months of study. Payments may be structured in one of the following ways:

1 payment $5,058.41 - Total payment is due first week of program
2 payments $2,629.37 - Payment is divided by two. Initial half is due first week and remaining half is due the twelfth week of program (with fees)
6 monthly payments $893.12 - Tuition is divided into 6 payments. Each payment is due on the 20th of each month (with fees)


IHeLp 2021 AWCIM Center Scholarships

Apply for IHeLp now to be eligible for these AWCIM scholarships that opened September 21, 2020

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is offering a number of scholarships of up to $1,500 each for the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp) to eligible health care professionals. Fellowship eligible participants are not eligible to apply for a scholarship. You are not eligible for a scholarship if your institution is sponsoring you.

The Scholarships

Integrative Health Care Team

Seeking passionate conventional health care professionals who are not actively practicing integrative patient care. This scholarship is open to any IHeLp eligible health care professional.

Nursing: The Bridge to Integrative Health

Supporting nurses who are passionate about integrative health care. We are looking for dedicated professionals and leaders in the field of nursing.

Beyond Nutrition Scholarship

Supporting the Registered Dietitian and Certified Clinical Nutritionist to integrate, not only the body, but also the mind and spirit in patient care.

Alumni Referral Scholarship

Supporting the development of integrative health care teams and encouraging collaboration amongst our IHeLp and Fellowship graduates to change the way health care is practiced.

M4US Member Scholarship

As in the past, the center is funding TWO additional scholarships of up to $1,500.00 to members of IM4US in our efforts to support the training of those who work with the underserved and are passionate about integrative health and medicine. Apply for this scholarship through the IM4US website. You must be accepted into the IHeLp program in order to apply for this scholarship. You can apply for this scholarship and any other center funded scholarship however, you will only be awarded one scholarship. To learn more about IM4US visit their website:
Deadline to apply for IM4US scholarship is October 31st.


Steps to Follow

  1. APPLY and be accepted to the IHeLp 2021 class.
  2. Your acceptance notification will contain a url to access the online scholarship application.
  3. Submit an essay of no more than 500 words that demonstrates the impact you will have on you, your community, and beyond by completing the program. Please ensure your full name and the name of the scholarship you are applying for is on your essay.
  4. Alumni Referral Scholarship applicants are required to submit a letter from the Alumni member who referred you to the program and endorsing your application to IHeLp.
  5. Complete and submit your scholarship application by Thursday, November 20, 2020.

Questions? Contact AzCIM Admissions for more information. We would be delighted to hear from you.

* Discount and Scholarships offers may not be combined with any other kinds of promotions, discounts, scholarships or other reductions in tuition or fees. Combining discount offers may be done only at the discretion of the Center for Integrative Medicine.

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