Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get Financial Aid?

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Financial aid is available for those students who qualify. A Soma Financial Aid Advisor can help you with applications and any questions you may have. They can be reached at 312.878.4638 or at financialaid@soma.edu.

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Do you have scholarships or grants?

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Yes, we do. Soma has a $3,000 tuition grant for those students who qualify. To find out whether you qualify or for more information call 312.878.4644 or email info@soma.edu.

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What kind of schedules are available?

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We have day schedules and evening/weekend schedules.

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How often do classes meet?

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Just 2 days a week! Our schedule options allow you to go to school and work and keep up with your life!

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Will Soma help me get a massage therapy job?

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Yes! We have employers who are looking for Soma grads. The Soma Job Board (soma.edu/employment) lists many opportunities in Chicago and the suburbs.

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Where can I work as a massage therapist?

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As a Soma graduate you are in demand as a clinically-trained therapist. Soma grads can be found throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond and work in sports massage, spas, resorts, medical offices, health clubs, chiropractic clinics, and physical therapy offices and yoga studios.

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Do Soma graduates start their own businesses?

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Yes, many Soma graduates entered the profession because they wanted to start their own business and be their own boss. Our Career Services team can help you get started with your business plan and help you launch your own business.

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Do I need a license to practice massage therapy in Illinois?

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Yes, you do. Soma’s tuition package includes all the fees for the licensing examination, fingerprinting and Illinois State massage therapy license application.

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Do you offer academic tutoring? I was never very good in science classes.

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Yes, Soma offers tutoring every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Soma tutors will help you study and prepare for tests. There is no charge for this service.

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