Financial Aid

Tuition Scholarships are also available. Learn how to apply.

Within the world of financial assistance, there are many different forms available to students. Scholarships are financial awards given to eligible students and do not need be repaid. Grants can be federal, state or privately issued and also do not require repayment. Loans are a form of low-interest debt that must eventually be repaid and are a good option for those who do not qualify for a grant.

The Rolf Institute administers two financial aid programs to help cover tuition (fees are not included) for students who qualify – Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student Loans. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid must maintain attendance and academic standards in order to remain eligible for continued participation.

Speak with our Financial Aid Department at 303-449-5903 x107 or for more information and details on how to see if you qualify.

We do not offer undergraduate degree programs. Our Basic Rolfing Certificate Program is offered in three phases. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.

Note: Only students attending the school in Boulder for the entire training are eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Estimates do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State. Not all students receive financial aid.

Some students may be eligible for student loans. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid.

When completing the FAFSA application(s) online, please be sure to add the Rolf Institute as one of the institutions you want your FAFSA application to be sent to. DIRI’s school code is 041725. You will need to use your tax return/income information from 2-years prior to the FAFSA start year you are completing (example- 2016 income needed for the 2018/2019 FAFSA, and 2017 income needed for the 2019/2020 FAFSA).

Because Federal aid amounts are limited (Independent borrowers may be eligible for up to $7,716 in loans while Dependent borrows may be eligible for $4,467), most students have a balance to cover out of pocket.

Cost of Attendance

Use the Net Price Calculator to calculate your out-of-pockets costs while attending training.

Net Price Calculator

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Have a Valid Social Security Number
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled in the Basic Rolfing Certification Program in Boulder, CO.
  • Complete your application
  • If you are a male over the age of 26, born 1960 or later, you must be registered with Selective Service
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  1. Go to and Create an FSA ID
    1. Keep your FSA User ID and PW in a safe place as you will need it to complete additional loan documents
  2. Go to
    1. Enter demographic, financial and school information
    2. Sign and Submit
  3. Allow 2-3 business days for DIRI to receive your application
  4. Complete any Verification, C-Code, or additional Income documents as required (will be notified by Director of Financial Aid)
  • Once DIRI receives your application, the Director of FA will create an Award Letter which will reflect your Cost of Attendance and how your aid will be applied to your account
  • If you are refusing any part of the loans, email the Director of Financial Aid at to get a revised Award Letter
  • Return Signed Award Letter to the Director of Financial Aid to accept loans by emailing

Log in to

  1. Complete Master Promissory Note for Subsidized/ Unsubsidized Loans
  2. If you have not previously received a Direct Loan, the Federal Government requires you to complete Entrance Counseling to ensure that you understand the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming.

    If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program, you must complete Exit Counseling each time you:

    • Drop below half-time enrollment
    • Graduate
    • Leave School
    • Entrance and Exit Counseling can also be found at

Other Resources

These funds can be applied to any of the 3 phases.


Because Federal aid amounts are limited (Independent borrowers may be eligible for up to $7,716 in loans while Dependent borrows may be eligible for $4,467), students can apply for private student loans through many outside sources to help alleviate some of their balance.

These funds can be applied to any of the 3 phases.

Here are some questions to ask when exploring a private loan lender:

  • What is my FICO score and/or the FICO of my co-signer?
  • Are there loan fees or repayment fees?
  • What is the interest rate range?
    •  Is the rate fixed or variable?
    • If variable, how high can the rate go?
  • When does repayment begin?
    • Are in-school payments required?  
    • What will the monthly payment be?  
    • What will the total cost of the loan be?
  • Will I need a Co-Signer?
    • How do they evaluate the Co-Signer (credit score, history, debt-to-income ratio)?
      •  Can they be released after a certain number of payments?
  • Are there interest rate reductions for automatic withdrawal payments or having an existing account?  
  • Are there deferment or forbearance options available?
  • Is the loan forgivable in the case of death or disability?

View additional information on loans from:

DIRI Funding Options



Scholarships are considered “free money” and do not have to be paid back. They should never cost you anything to apply for them.

The Rolf Institute offers Scholarships for qualifying students.

Many companies also offer scholarships for continuing education. Many can be found online. It is recommended that you “think outside the box” when applying.

Do not limit yourself. Seek out scholarships for other types of body-workers (i.e. massage, acupressure, etc.) as many may have funds available to award to students of structural integration. You can also search for scholarships offered for gender, race, veteran status, or previous places of employment.

Scholarship Databases provide the ability to search for multiple opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

The Rolf Institute is approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency for Veteran’s Education and Training benefits. Only the 731 clock-hour program offered solely in Boulder, Colorado is eligible for Veterans Benefits. 

To check eligibility requirements with the VA, go to

To apply for benefits, go to

To speak with our Financial Aid Department, call 303-449-5903, ext 107, or email for more information and details. 

This institution has AGREED to Executive Order 13607 "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members"

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The Rolf Institute is approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to provide services to clients of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Only the Basic Rolfing Certification Program offered solely in Boulder, Colorado is eligible for benefits.  

For general inquiries email

To speak with our Financial Aid Department, call 303-449-5903, ext 107, or email for more information.