Tuition and Fees

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 2013-14 $20,600 $21,990
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 $100 administrative fee.)


Standard Fees  
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
Additional Fees  
Late tuition payment fee $100
Late registration fee $100
Student card replacement fee $15
Supplemental fee $100
Rescheduled exam fee $50-100
Official transcript fee $10
Returned cheque $30
Advanced standing application fee $25
Advanced standing examination fee (per one term course, on-site exam) $50
Advanced standing examination fee (per one term course, off-site exam) $100
Advanced standing examination fee (per two term course, on-site exam) $100
Advanced standing examination fee (per two term course, off-site exam) $150
Advanced standing assessment (health care professionals) $75
Medical professional exemption fee $75
Transfer credits $75
NPLEX guides $15
Student INER membership $25
Voluntary withdrawal fee $500
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.

Naturopathic Students' Association (NSA) health and dental plan
All NSA members (students enrolled in the naturopathic medicine program) are assessed a fee for the NSA health and dental plan. The plan provides CCNM students with health and dental coverage for 12 months, from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Students already covered through another plan may opt out of the NSA health and dental plan online, no later than September 19, 2012. NSA members can also enrol their spouse and/or dependants in the plan. Students starting in January 2013 will be assessed a fee pro-rated for eight months of coverage (January 1 to August 31, 2013). The opt-out deadline for January intake students is January 16, 2013. Please note that plan fees are subject to change prior to the start of the coverage period.

For more information, contact at 1-866-369-8791.