Tuition is $7200 per semester. Tuition and fees for campus-based or online/hybrid courses are the same. Tuition increases may occur annually and the second and subsequent years may include a tuition increase. Total tuition increases may occur if the student falls behind, is required to take additional classes or if additional hours are approved by regulatory agencies.

Tuition costs includes the cost of course learning materials (including textbooks), uniforms, student ID, learning resources and technology fees, laboratory supplies, malpractice insurance, and student acupuncture kits used in the classroom. Learning resources and or learning materials are supplied by the College and may be in the form of hard copy textbooks, E-books, or other electronic documents or activities on the Learning Management System. Clinic acupuncture supplies (needles, moxa, salves, etc.) are not included in tuition as selection and use of these types of items depend on student preference.

An initial down payment of $75 must be submitted with the Enrollment Agreement and returned within fourteen (14) days to ensure a seat in the class of 2026. This deposit will be credited towards tuition fees for the first semester. The deposit is refundable if the  enrollee notifies the college in writing within five business days of signing the agreement of his/her intention to withdraw.

Each Fall all students also pay for required HIPAA/OSHA training. Other fees are listed below, and apply only to some situations, like auditing courses or making up tests.


Application Fee
With initial application, nonrefundable
Enrollment Fee
One-time enrollment fee, nonrefundable after 5 days
Student ID Card
Annual OSHA/HIPPA Training
Per year, paid in Fall Semester. Required
Clinic Malpractice Insurance
Annual Student Government Fee
Per year, paid in Fall Semester. Required
Distance Education Fee
Per semester. Required.
Graduation Fee
One-time fee, paid at Program completion
Books and General Supplies
Student Acupuncture Kit
For classroom use
Clinic Acupuncture Supplies
~$50, estimated
Dependant on student selection and preference
Additional Fees
(under certain circumstances)
Return check fee
Fee for checks which are not processed by the bank
Student ID Card Replacement
Fee for issuing a replacement college ID card
Additional Clinic Hours
See Student Handbook, page 7, for full details
Audit Fee
$200/credit hour
Requires approval before Semester start
Official Transcript Fee
Per requested copy
Student Copy of Transcript
Per printed copy (may be printed via Populi for free)

Books, Supplies and Required Equipment

  • Textbooks/eBooks and Acupuncture kits are provided by the college for all didactic courses.
  • Students are required to purchase needles and other clinic supplies prior to starting their internship in the Clinic in the 6th semester.
  • A reliable laptop computer or tablet with e-mail is required. Computers are not included in the cost of tuition.
  • Stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and thermometer are required in Western medical courses. The cost for these items is not included in tuition.


Dragon Rises College offers Federal Financial Aid for our students in the form of Direct Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS loans.

Our student loans come directly from the U.S. Department of Education, and are not affected by issues in the banking industry. To begin to qualify for Stafford loans all you have to do is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA must be filled out annually.

Unsubsidized loans are available for everyone, regardless of level in college or need. Grad PLUS loans (for graduate-level students) have additional qualifications, including a credit check. For more info on the financial aid process, see our Info Sheet. For more information on the Grad Plus loans, please see the Grad Plus Loans Info Sheet.

You may apply for loans by accessing this link:

Our school code is: G38883

The new federally mandated Shopping Sheet is available here. It is intended to help prospective students compare costs among institutions.

Florida Bright Futures and Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grants are available to qualifying Florida residents who have not yet completed a Bachelors degree. View available State Programs.

We are approved for Veterans Training, as well as V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation and Florida Department of Education Rehabilitation benefits. Veterans may fill out the VA Application for Benefits on line at


Please contact the Financial Aid Director at Dragon Rises College for information regarding financial aid programs.

FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) was enacted in 1974. It is a set of regulations that applies to those institutions that receive funding from the Department of Education. FERPA was written specifically for students and guarantees them the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to seek to amend education records, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those education records. Please see the FERPA information sheet for more detailed information.

FSOMA Lynn Thames Scholarship 2023

Opens: Now Open 

Deadline: December 31, 2022

Winners Announced: January 2023

  • Be a current 2nd or 3rd year student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be a current student member of FSOMA
  • Attend a participating Florida ACAHM accredited acupuncture school
  • Have 2 letters of recommendation from either an AOM teacher or school administrator attesting to your leadership
  • Submit an application and include either a 500-word Essay or 2-3 min video
  • The 500-word essay or a 2-3 minute video presentation should share your reasons for studying acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and contain your thoughts on the meaning of leadership in the AOM profession
Award Amount:

$1000 paid by check to the recipient to be used to further their education and leadership development.

Website Link:

Trudy McAlister Foundation AOM Scholarship Fund 2023

Opens: November 2022

Must Turn into DRCOM Admin: January 10th, 2023

Postmark Deadline: January 15th, 2023 (college must send applications)

Winners Notified: April 15, 2023

  • Completed at least one full academic year of their professional training.
  • Each college may nominate up to three students.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens.
  • A minimum 3.1 GPA from Undergraduate college work and AOM college grades is recommended, although all applications that qualify in other requirements will be reviewed. Transcripts that show Pass/Fail results will also be reviewed.
Award Amount:

The scholarship awards for 2021 ranged between $500 to $2,000 each. We hope to increase these amounts for 2022. The amounts are determined by how many schools, organizations, and individuals donate to and sponsor this program. The scholarship award(s) will directly offset the specific student’s tuition at the recipient’s college. The awards will be announced in April every year. Recipients of the Scholarship Awards are notified. Those applicants that do not qualify will not be notified.

Website Link:


NuHerbs Co. Scholarship 2022

Opens: To Be Announced!

Deadline: To Be Announced!

*Currently on hiatus due to school schedules being disrupted.  Hopeful to return in 2022.

  • Be a Current Oriental Medicine Student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a participating school (DRCOM is a Participating School)
Award Amount:

Three Scholarship are awarded:

Nuherbs® Scholarship ($2,000.00)

Herbal Times® Scholarship ($1,500.00)

Jade Dragon® Scholarship ($1,000.00)

Scholarships are awarded specifically to assist with tuition at a traditional oriental medicine institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Every participant will receive a $30 gift certificate from Nuherbs.

Website Link: