American College Of Healthcare Sciences

The American College of Healthcare Sciences was originally founded in 1978 and is currently based in Portland, Oregon.  The school remains one of the few accredited, online colleges that specialize in holistic health education offering undergraduate and graduate certificates, degree programs, and diploma programs.

The American College of Healthcare Sciences is an online college that is approved by the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accredited body.

Students that attend ACHS choose an area of concentration in one of the four primary categories offered: herbal medicine, holistic medicine, aromatherapy, or dynamic phytotherapy.  The American College of Healthcare Sciences offers five new accredited programs that include a Masters of Science in Holistic Medicine, Masters of Science in Health and Wellness, Masters of Science in Aromatherapy, Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine, and Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness.

ACHS offers an array of certificate programs that include: botanical safety, natural products manufacturing, herbal retain management, wellness consulting, holistic nutrition consulting, iridology consulting, homeopathy, nutrition, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and anatomy & physiology.

In terms of financial aid, ACHS has a wide variety of resources and alternative funding options for students.  Financial aid programs include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monthly Payment Installment Plans (PIP)
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Private Student Loans
  • Federal Student Aid
  • Military Tuition Assistant Programs
  • Workforce Investment Act funds
  • Employer Tuition Assistant Programs
  • Grants
  • Vocational Rehab Funding
  • Adult Scholarships via ACHS
  • Americorp Educational Awards
  • Military Scholarhsips via ACHS
  • Trade Adjustment Assistant Programs
  • Scholarships

For gainful employment information and the school's net price calculator, you can visit their dedicated portal.   Simply complete the form on this page to learn more about ACHS or visit the school’s website for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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

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
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$1,790
Receiving Student Loans100%$4,700