Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid Office strives to provide you with the best customer service, timely notification, and personal assistance while still meeting necessary federal regulatory requirements. We have put together an information packet to help address some basic questions and concerns regarding the financial aid process. Please find our Federal Financial Aid Code of Conduct here.

Students admitted to the Oriental Medicine program are eligible to apply for federal student aid to assist in financing their educational costs. Daoist Traditions participates in the U.S. Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program, which includes Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS loans. Loans will be submitted to NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System) and accessible by agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Federal financial aid is processed independently at Daoist Traditions following US Department of Education guidelines. On campus, our Federal Financial Aid Director is available to assist you with any questions you may have and guide you through the loan application process, from filling out the FAFSA to counseling on repayment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

1. Applicants are required to create a Federal Student Aid ID for application credentialing. The FSA ID replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN for the application process. Please visit the Department of Education’s website to create your FSA ID.
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)You will be required to enter Daoist Traditions’ school code, which is G41464.
3. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be sent communications by the Federal Financial Aid Director that will include steps for completing the application process, such as entrance counseling and completing master promissory notes.

For general questions about federal financial aid or for help completing the FAFSA, please visit or call (800) 433-3243.
If you have questions specific to Daoist Traditions’ financial aid policies, please call our Federal Financial Aid Director at (828) 225-3993 or by email at
*Issues regarding Financial Aid are communicated with students via email and phone and, once you are a student, notices in your student mailbox.

Loss of Aid Eligibility Due to a Drug Conviction

The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid. If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or to find out how this law applies to you.