Financing any professional program requires considerable planning and budgeting. Aside from tuition students should also budget for books and supplies which runs anywhere between about $500 on average.
All major financial institutions and banks have loan programs and/or lines of credit available to NAO students with good credit history. Please contact your bank for details such as eligibility requirements, interest rates and applications.
NAO graduates of the diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP) who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who practice in Canada are eligible for a number of start up loans and grants, including up to $60,000 in non-payable grant offered under the Start Smart See Fund program of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), up to $15,000 in business expansion loan offered under the Futurpreneur Canada program of the Canadian government and up to $50,000 in loan by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). We will provide our students with information about these loans and grants during school year.
Our Canadian students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in Tuition, Education, and Textbook tax credits from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The tax form will be issued by NAO and given to students in February of each year.
WorkBC and Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) may cover tuition and textbooks cost of eligible students. Please contact them directly for information.
The Métis Nation of Ontario offers a limited number of full scholarships to eligible Métis people to study osteopathy at NAO. Please contact them directly for osteopathy scholarship information.