This non-refundable fee is charged to all applicants and is due at the time that the application is submitted.
Once accepted, students must submit a deposit of $500 that will be credited to their first tuition payment. In the event that a student chooses not to enroll before the semester begins, the deposit will be refunded minus a $100 administrative fee.
Students applying for transfer credits from another accredited institution will be charged a transfer credit fee of $20 per course evaluated and accepted. Alternately, students transferring from another recognized North American program will be charged a one-time transfer fee of $150 covering up to 50% of the program hours.
Transfer credit fees are due when the request for transfer credit approval is made.
Full time tuition is $4000 per semester. Students can take up to an average of 350 credit hours per semester and a maximum of 360 credit hours per semester. Exceeding these maximums may require additional tuition fees. Students enrolled in 300 hours or less will be considered part-time and will pay $13 per hour of instruction. Tuition fees are due before the start of the program. Late payment fees may apply after the first day of instruction each term. Students with special needs may request payment arrangements.
A 1.5% finance charge will be charged monthly to all accounts past due.
A fee of $25 is due any time a student requests an official transcript. No transcript will be issued until all accounts are paid in full. Please complete the Transcript Request Form, and allow three business days for the processing of all transcript requests.
Students who either request or are required to rewrite or reschedule an exam are subject to a fee of $100. Eligibility for rewrites or rescheduled exams is determined on a case by case basis. The fee is due before a student may write the exam in question.
A fee of $25 or $50 is charged for the replacement of academic certificates and diplomas respectively.
Students are required to purchase their own books and supplies. Instructors will notify students of the required texts and materials either prior to the start of a course or at the first meeting of the class.
There are no refunds of tuition or administrative fees after the first three weeks of a semester. Students choosing to withdraw, cancel or postpone their enrollment must submit written notice to the Office of Admissions in order to be refunded fees. Refunds will be issued within thirty days of receiving notice of withdrawal or dismissal.
Official Receipt for Tax Credit
Ontario College of TCM is a post-secondary educational institution recognized by Human Resources Development Canada and Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Tuition receipts are issued to students in February of each year and may be used for tax credit.
Financial Assistance Arrangement
Students with special needs may arrange instalment payment plans with no late fees or finance charges. Students can request up to three scheduled instalments. In this case, all three post-dated cheques must be submitted together before the start of the program. Otherwise, late payment fees apply to the overdue amount and the student’s academic status may be suspended. Continued late payment will result in further disciplinary action.
At OCTCM, we believe in making this medicine accessible. In addition to government grants and loans, we are proud to present several bursaries and scholarships to support our students.
Students enrolled in the Diploma of Acupuncture, Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner or Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
You may apply for OSAP online or you can fill out a paper application, which is available for printing from the OSAP website through the link below. For help applying for OSAP or for more information, please contact Melinda Wu at the Financial Aid Office by calling 905-477-8855 ext: 1 or by emailing email@example.com
Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is offering four $2,000 scholarships to individuals who are passionate and dedicated to the study of acupuncture and/or TCM. This scholarship is only available to new students entering their first year of study at our school.
Four scholarships are available in total, with a limit of two scholarships per campus. Interested applicants should submit a 500 word essay along with their student application detailing why they should receive the award.
Interested applicants should submit a 500 word essay along with their student application detailing what scholarship they are applying for and why they should receive the award. Consider including:
How did you become interested in TCM and what makes you unique as an applicant?
What are the circumstances that led you to have a financial need for support?
What makes you a strong candidate to complete the program and contribute to the field of TCM and acupuncture?
Scholarship applications are due by application deadlines.
For details on each scholarship, see here: https://www.studytcm.ca/bursary-scholarship
OCTCM reserves the right to change fees and policies at any time. Although we are not obliged to give advance notice of fee changes, OCTCM will publish the changes prior to the date the new fees take affect when possible. All fees are in Canadian funds.