Student Finance

Tuition Information

  • Tuition is HST exempted
  • Tax deductible - Tuition Tax form T2202a is provided to our students
  • Reference Hourly Tuition Rate: $11.50 (For example, a 60-hour course will cost $690, a full-time course load is 5-6 courses each term) 
  • Hourly Tuition Rate is same for: Full time/ Part time/ International students
  • $600 - $800 school material fees each academic year (i.e. course materials, acupuncture starter kit, practitioner lab coat, etc) 

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the Acupuncture Diploma Program, TCM Practitioner Diploma Program and Advanced TCM Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants, or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

OSAP offers funding through grants (money you don’t have to pay back) and loans (money you need to repay once you’re done school).

How to Apply for OSAP

  1. Go to the OSAP website ( and set up your OSAP account.
  2. Search the school by "Toronto School" or the full name "Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine".
  3. Select one of diploma programs.
            Search program with "Acupuncture" for the Acupuncture Diploma;
            Search program with "Practitioner" for the TCM Practitioner Diploma;
            Search program with "Advanced" for Advanced TCM Diploma.
  1. Select your program for example "ACUPUNCTURE YR 1"
  2. For students start study in Spring term using start date April 29, 2024 and the end date April 16, 2025.

Scholarship and Financial Assistant

TSTCM offers scholarship and financial assistant to our eligible students, students have to be enrolled full time, in good financial and academic standing. To learn more about scholarship and financial assistant eligibility and application, please contact

Get in touch with us below if you would like any additional information, or simply call us at (416) 782-9682.