Tuition & Fees EM

Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique, and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy. (Noam Chomsky)

Making it work. Tuition Fees & More

At ITM, we are about CHANGE-MAKING. Encouraging our community members to take risks, to follow their dreams and passions and to be brave and courageous enough to have faith in their pursuit of making a meaningful, sustainable life, while severing others and our earth. For this reason, we do our best to make the study of Traditional Medicine available and accessible to as many people as possible. Inspired by the above quote we have created the most affordable tuition fees in Eastern Medicine available anywhere in North America. We offer flexible payment plans, scholarships and affordable tuition fees suitable for students who are not eligible for funding or who have other financial obligations. We offer work-community service exchanges so that students can pursue their studies, while feeling good about contributing to the overall health and wellness of their community.

At ITM, we are about CHANGE-MAKING. Encouraging our community members to take risks, to follow their dreams and passions and to be brave and courageous enough to have faith in their pursuit of making a meaningful, sustainable life, while severing others and our earth. For this reason, we do our best to make the study of Traditional Medicine available and accessible to as many people as possible. Inspired by the above quote we have created the most affordable tuition fees in Eastern Medicine available anywhere in North America. We offer flexible payment plans, scholarships and affordable tuition fees suitable for students who are not eligible for funding or who have other financial obligations. We offer work-community service exchanges so that students can pursue their studies, while feeling good about contributing to the overall health and wellness of their community.

Eastern Medicine Diploma Programs

Clinical Acupuncture Diploma: $4700/yr

Clinical Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine: additional $6000

Graduate Diploma of Eastern Medicine (TCM): additional $6000

Fulltime: $130 per credit (+HST) (minimum 70% course load)
 Part Time Studies: $185 per credit (+HST) (less than 70% course load)

*Other Diploma & Certificate & Professional Development Programs & Training – Please refer to the individual program catalogs for information on tuition fees.

Payment Options

ITM expects that each term’s tuition fees are paid at the time of registration. Students who require a payment plan, must sign a promissory form before being permitted to submit up to 4 postdated cheques per term. Please see the Program Administrator for further information regarding payment plans and options. Students can make all tuition fee payments by cheque, credit card, or money order.

Textbooks & Material Fees

In an effort to develop a more sustainable environment and reduce waste, while decreasing fees for students, ITM provides E-Versions of course notes. A $75 per term fee is required by all students for all course notes and materials for the term. This has reduced material fees by over 75%. The cost of additional materials and books varies from class to class.

A fulltime student may expect to pay approximately $100 – $500 per term in textbook fees. Diploma students are recommended to purchase discounted materials and books at the ITM Traditional Medicine Bookstore to offset costs. Students should review the ITM Book and Materials List to ensure they put aside enough funds for these additional costs.

Application Deadlines

ITM offers three terms for all Diploma Programs. Although application deadlines exist for each program and term, students are advised to apply early, as there are limited spaces available. Given ITM’s emphasis on personal, hands-on training, the focus of the institute is on the Quality of education and training its students receive, rather than the quantity of students enrolled in the program.

Terms & Deadlines

Fall Term: September – December (Deadline: June 28)

Winter Term: January – April (Deadline: October 28)

Summer Term: May – August (Deadline February 28)

*If the deadline has passed and a student is still very eager to join the program or class, there may be other available options to study at ITM. Students are required to contact the Registration Office as soon as possible and their case will be reviewed individually. Late fees may apply.

*For part time study, courses, seminars, workshops, field trips or retreats, other deadlines may be set. Students are encouraged to check the website or contact the institute for any updates to deadlines, application processes, fees, cancellations and regulations regarding any classes or courses offered at the institute.