There are several different kinds of loans available to aspiring Massage Therapists, just like there are to those pursuing traditional education.
Federal Loans: You may be eligible for a loan through the federal government. Not every school is eligible to take students who have these kinds of loans--only those that are accredited, like MTTI--so check with the admissions office at your prospective school to see if it's a possibility for you. If the answer is yes, you'll have to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which will determine your eligibility. There might even be other grants you qualify for under FAFSA!
Private Loans: These loans come through private companies like Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo. They usually have higher interest than federal loans, but there is still an application process you'll undergo to receive a loan.
Grants are money for school that you don't have to pay back. Like loans, in order to receive Federal grants you must attend an accredited massage school, such as MTTI. Your massage school's financial aid advisor can help you determine whether you qualify for grant money.