American College of Healthcare Sciences

Category: Non-traditional institutions | State: Oregon

About American College of Healthcare Sciences

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978. ACHS is one of the few accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields, including aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. ACHS's interactive and experiential online courses provide students with a comprehensive, research-based education taught by expert faculty with professional and clinical experience in their area(s) of expertise. Our global Alumni in Action (online at https://www.achs.edu/alumni/in-action) work to share awareness and education in holistic health and wellness.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

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The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend American College of Healthcare Sciences

As a military-friendly institution, ACHS makes it easy for U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers, military spouses and veterans to maximize their education benefits and invest in their future with career training and degree programs in holistic health. Our military students have opportunities to connect and network with other military students, building community and a support system that often extends through graduation and beyond. Our staff and faculty support military students with policies that accommodate deployments, military moves and other service-related responsibilities.
Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $7,800 $7,800 $8,550 $8,550
Fees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Room $7,116 $7,116 $7,116 $7,116
Board $7,116 $7,116 $7,116 $7,116
Books $2,800 $2,800 $2,100 $2,100
Other Expenses $6,024 $6,024 $6,024 $6,024
Totals $30,856 $30,856 $30,906 $30,906
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes