Tuition and Fees

We know that cost is a key factor when considering further education. That's why we endeavour to keep our tuition prices as low as possible, and are proud to offer top quality education at the lowest rate of all accredited naturopathic schools in North America.

CCNM works to maintain a balance between minimizing the costs of tuition and other services and ensuring a high quality of education and support services. CCNM is a not-for-profit registered charity and does not receive direct financial support from the federal or provincial governments.

Annual Tuition Fees (in CDN $) Canadian Students International Students
Annual tuition fee 2014-15 $21,010 $21,990 CAD or $22,593 USD (based on Bank of Canada exchange rate for November 10, 2014)
Tuition deposit for admission (credited towards tuition) $2,000* $2,000*
(*Note: The tuition deposit is applied to first-year tuition fees. If an applicant withdraws his or her application prior to the start of the first year, the deposit will be refunded minus a $500 administrative fee.)


Mandatory Fees  
Application fee (paid to NDCAS) $115
Naturopathic Students' Association (Year 1) $200
Naturopathic Students' Association (Years 2-4) $85
CAND membership fee $25
NSA Health and Dental Plan (annual start) $525
NSA Health and Dental Plan (January start – pro-rated for eight months) $350
NSA Health and Dental Plan (IMG – pro-rated for eight months) $175
Note: All fees and policies are subject to change without prior notice.  

The tuition fee is payable in two installments:

  • First installment: 50 per cent tuition for full-year courses, plus 100 per cent tuition for all first-term courses, plus all mandatory fees, payable by the end of the first week of classes of the first term.
  • Second installment: All remaining tuition, payable by the end of the first week of classes of the second term.

The tuition fee is reviewed each year and increased as required to adjust for program growth and inflation. Interest of 1.5 per cent per month (18 per cent per annum) is charged on outstanding tuition and other fees.

Students who are not able to pay tuition by the time of registration and/or by the beginning of the second term must complete and sign a promissory note and arrange a payment plan satisfactory to CCNM.

All fees owing must be discharged, or terms that are acceptable to the finance office must be arranged for, within four weeks of the beginning of each term.

Method of fee payment
The payment of tuition and all other fees are payable by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • money order

Cheques need not be certified; however, any student who tenders a cheque that subsequently is not honoured by the banking institution will be charged a $30 fee plus the appropriate interest charge. Credit card payments are not accepted.

Students may request funds to be disbursed directly to CCNM from government loan programs and similar sources. In such cases, students may be allowed a brief grace period with respect to interest charges.

Graduating students must pay all outstanding fees on or before May 15 of the graduating year. Fees paid after May 15 must be in the form of cash, certified cheque or money order.