East West College of the Healing Arts

8338 NE Alderwood Road Ste 100, Portland, OR

East West College of the Healing Arts, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1972 as the Midway School of Massage. The school was purchased in 1981 by David Slawson, who was interested in increasing health care option in the Pacific Northwest. Through Mr. Slawson's involvement, the school grew, and assisted in forming the Whole Life Expo and what is now known as the Common Ground Center. The school is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.


East West College of the Healing Arts offers an 800 hour massage therapy program. The program covers a variety of subjects. Students will study different sciences, including anatomy, physiology and pathology. Various massage techniques will be covered as well, such as Swedish, movement therapy and body mechanics. In addition, clinical courses and lessons in hydrotherapy will be taught as well. Various elective courses in various massages are also available.

Admissions and Financial Aid

 Students interested in enrolling at East West College of the Healing Arts must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students must submit a completed application along with all associated application fees as well as pertinent documents, such as proof of graduation. Once submitted, students should meet with an admissions representative who will administer an entrance exam. Students will be notified if they are admitted after the above are completed.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students interested in receiving financial aid should obtain a Federal PIN and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once submitted students will be given a student aid report which will determine eligibility for financial aid awards.

Programs Offered

The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at East West College of the Healing Arts. Programs may differ from the list below, to see a full list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (503) 972-6230.

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Massage therapy program takes ,as reported, twelve months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition cost of this program is $17,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $1,270*
  • Last year, more than 200 students completed this program
  • The massage therapy program takes about 12 months to complete

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*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available

  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Receiving Grants & Scholarships46%$2,143
Student Loans (Federal)77%$6,047

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