Financial Assistance

Financing any professional program requires considerable planning and budgeting. We no longer offer any scholarships or student loans as most major financial institutions and banks have loan programs and/or lines of credit available to students these days. Please contact your bank for details such as eligibility requirements, interest rates and applications.

Manual osteopathy has origins in Cherokee Healing arts and bodywork. As such manual osteopathy is considered a heritage of Indigenous Peoples and many of the organizations provide full scholarship to Indigenous Peoples. NAO president, Canadian registered manual osteopath and certified naprapath, Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD is an honorary member of the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People, based in Helen, Georgia (United States) and served as their Minister of Education. Because of Dr Pourgol osteopathy is now practiced by many Indigenous Peoples across Canada and the United States. First Nations and Métis Nations across Canada offer full scholarships to their members to study osteopathy at National Academy of Osteopathy.

Canada Veterans Affairs also provides full scholarship for veterans to study osteopathy at NAO. Work BC, Ontario WORKS, Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) and many other such programs in Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories also cover tuition and textbooks cost of eligible students who enroll at the DOMP program we offer at NAO. Selected students also receive student grants and loans under Canada Student Financial Assistance Program. Please contact the organizations directly for information.

To receive information about the complete costs associated with the NAO DOMP program please contact Maria Veprjitska, the NAO registrar at or call her at 1-416-635-6550 or toll free at tel:1-855-582-8977.