Financial Information

How to prepare financially.

Tuition & School Fees

  • Annual Tuition – $25,144 CAD (books, equipment, and supplies are not included in tuition fees).
  • Boucher Covid-19 Student Tuition Support Program (applied to annual tuition in 2020-2021 Academic Year): -$613 CAD
  • Boucher Naturopathic Student Association Fee – $100 CAD, Annual membership fee
  • Naturopathic Medicine Student Association Fee – $60 CAD, Annual membership fee
  • Student Records Archiving Fee – $5 CAD, Annual fee
  • Enrolment Tuition Deposit – 10% due upon enrolment
  • Application Fee – $115 CAD, One-time fee for new applicants
  • Application Fee $250 CAD, One-time fee for new transfer applicants
  • Registration Fee – $100 CAD, One-time fee for new applicants
  • Convocation Fee – $100 CAD, One-time fee for fourth-year students

Additional Admissions Fees

  • Re-Admissions Fee – $115 CAD. For students who voluntarily withdraw from the program without approved leave.
  • Transfer Credits Assessment Fee – $250 CAD. Due prior to the application process or upon enrolment.
  • Prior Credit Recognition Fee – $75 CAD per a 3 credit course
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation $128 CAD (minimum) through accepted services WES and ICES.

Other School Fees

  • Course Retakes – Regular tuition rates apply.
  • Duplicate T2202A Form – $25 CAD each
  • Late Payment of Tuition – $100 CAD per instance plus 16% per annum on outstanding amounts
  • Late/Early/Rewrite Exam Fee – $80 CAD
  • Late Registration &/or Enrolment Fee – $100 CAD may be charged monthly
  • Lost Library Books – Full Replacement Cost
  • NSF Cheque Charge – $50 CAD per instance
  • Official Transcript – $25 CAD each
  • Replacement Security AccessCard – $15 CAD
  • Replacement Diploma – $50 CAD
  • Replacement ID Card or Name Badge – $15 CAD

* All fees are subject to change.

Additional Fees (payable to a third party)

  • Anatomy Dissection Lab (Second-year students) – travel and accommodation $1,200 CAD (approximately)
  • Vaccination fees – $300 CAD (approx.)
  • Criminal Records Check – $28 CAD. Cost varies by jurisdiction.
  • Personal Medical Equipment – $1,500 CAD (approx.)
  • Books are not included in the tuition fees and average $2,200+ CAD in first year and approximately $3,500 CAD for the entire program. A required and recommended booklist is provided to all incoming students prior to matriculation.
  • All students require a personal laptop computer (PC or Mac) at their own cost.

Financial Aid and Student Loans

Government-Funded Student Financial Assistance – apply through your provincial Student Aid Department. Student Line of Credit – apply through your bank.

Government-Funded Student Financial Assistance

Your respective Provincial Student Aid Department can help you meet the basic costs of learning and living. When you apply, you will be considered for loans and grants from your respective Provincial Student Aid Department and the Canada Student Loans Program. You must apply in your home province or territory—the last place you lived for at least 12 months, worked and were not enrolled in post-secondary education. Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant (permanent resident) or have protected person status.
  • Have a valid Canadian social insurance number (SIN) that does not start with 0 or 8 (these social insurance numbers are not eligible for student loans).
  • Be a resident of British Columbia or other provinces.
  • Be pursuing full-time studies as your primary occupation.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Make academic progress and achieve satisfactory scholastic standing in each period of post-secondary study.

To estimate how much government-funded student financial aid you may be eligible for, Use NSLC’s Student Financial Assistance Estimator. For further details, see your respective Provincial Student Aid Website.

Student Line of Credit

A Student line of Credit from your bank may be an alternative if you are unable to receive govern-funded financial assistance, or you are not receiving enough funding for your studies. The general requirements for professional line of credit from banks or credit union are:

  • Be the age of majority.
  • Proof of enrolment.
  • 2 pieces of Identification.
  • Be able to pay at least interest only from employment, savings, etc.
  • Have a good payment history or credit record.
  • Have a satisfactory cash flow.

If you are not employed or do not have a credit history, you may need someone to co-sign your loan (ex. parent, family member, spouse, etc.). Financial institutions offer different terms and amounts for lines of credit. Please contact them to discuss your eligibility. We recommend that it is best to apply to the following financial institutions, which have a better understanding of the program costs.  

Linlin Li, Small Business Advisor Burnaby Main Branch 4299 Kingsway, Unit 9, Burnaby, BC, V5H 1Z5 1.604.668.3939 EXT 3001 linlin.li@scotiabank.com

 

 

Ruby Sumal, Community Branch Manager New Westminster Community Branch 1625, 5th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 1Z7 604-877-2610 Ruby_Sumal@vancity.com

Awards and Scholarships

Entrance Awards are for new applicants to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. Internal Awards are for students already started the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.  

Entrance Awards

Boucher Institute Entrance Bursary

Sponsored by: The Boucher Institute Number of awards: 5 Award amount: $3,000 (non-renewable) Eligibility: You must

  • be enrolled in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program;
  • be enrolled full-time;
  • apply for the bursary by the deadline, August 31, 2020; and
  • be receiving full-time government student loans or line of credit in the 2020-2021 academic year

Dr. Patricia Wolfe Scholarship

Through her wisdom, compassion and dedication, Dr. Wolfe has helped to create a community of contemplative and self-reflective leaders and healers. As a tribute to her enduring legacy at the Boucher Institute, the Dr. Patricia Wolfe Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student who best demonstrates a commitment to engaging the community, and embodies self-reflection and contemplative values in her or his life.

Sponsored by: The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and third party contributions (click here to donate) Award Amount: $2500 (non-renewable) Number of awards: 1 Eligibility:

  • Student must be registered in full-time studies (minimum of 60% course load) in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program.
  • Transfer Applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application deadline: TBA  


Internal Scholarships

Gerry Farnsworth Memorial Award

Awarded to a 1st-year student who best demonstrates how their efforts to advocate and expand the naturopathic medical profession relate to Dr. Gerry Farnsworth’s efforts into pioneering the profession.

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of awards: 1 Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).­­­­­  

Dr. Nicole Robinson Memorial Award

The Dr. Nicole Robinson Memorial Award was established to honour and keep alive the memory of a beloved Boucher Institute alumna who passed away shortly after her graduation in 2006. Nicole was a vibrant, involved student who loved Boucher and was passionate about naturopathic medicine. She is greatly missed.

Sponsored by: The Robinson Family, the Boucher Institute and third party contributions (click here to donate) Award Amount: $5,000 Number of awards: 1 Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled in Year 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Dr. Gregory Wayne Prytula Memorial Bursary, Year 1

Awarded to the Boucher Institute student who best demonstrates his/her personal sacrifices made to join this program.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND Number of scholarships: 1 Value of scholarship: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Dr. Gregory Wayne Prytula Memorial Bursary, Year 2

Awarded to the student who most successfully balances volunteer work, employment and student life and demonstrates his/her efforts to minimize debt.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND Number of scholarships: 1 Value of scholarship: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 2 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).

 

Dr. Gregory Wayne Prytula Memorial Bursary, Year 3

Awarded to the student who has most successfully mastered the language of naturopathic modalities.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND Number of scholarships: 1 Value of scholarship: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Dr. Gregory Wayne Prytula Memorial Bursary, Year 4

Awarded to the student who has educated himself/herself in therapies beyond the required courses at the Boucher Institute to expand his/her scope of practice.

Sponsored by: NaturoMedic.com & Dr. Michael A. Prytula, ND Number of scholarships: 1 Value of scholarship: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 4 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who are up to date with tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Dr. Andy Somody Scholarship in Homeopathy

Awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year Boucher Institute student who best demonstrates why they believe in Homeopathy and how they would apply it in their practice.

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of awards: 1 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 2 or 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Plant a Seed and See What Grows Foundation Bursary

The Plant a Seed and See What Grows Foundation is pleased to support a student enrolled in the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute, in their educational journey in becoming good stewards of planet earth and who will provide inspiration to younger generations.

Award Amount: $1.000 Number of awards: 1 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

Dr. Shabita Teja Scholarship

Awarded to the fourth-year student who demonstrates resilience, dedication and persistence to the study of Naturopathic Medicine.

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of awards: 1 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 4 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

AOR Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Year 1

Awarded to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in their studies of naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute, earning the distinction of highest cumulative grade point average in the program so far.

Number of Awards: 1 Value: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 1 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

AOR Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Year 2

Awarded to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in their studies of naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute, earning the distinction of highest cumulative grade point average in the program so far.

Award Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 2 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

AOR Scholarship for Academic Excellence,  Year 3

Awarded to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in their studies of naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute, earning the distinction of highest cumulative grade point average in the program so far.

Number of Awards: 1 Award Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 3 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).  

AOR Scholarship for Academic Excellence,  Year 4

Awarded to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in their studies of naturopathic medicine at the Boucher Institute, earning the distinction of highest cumulative grade point average in the program so far.

Number of Awards: 1 Award Amount: $1,000 Eligibility: Open to all students currently registered in Year 4 of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program who do not have overdue tuition payments and are enrolled full-time (60% course load or greater).

*Transfer Applicants please check your eligibility before applying.  


External Scholarships

A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Scholarship

Five $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, certificate or graduate-level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology, elder law or long-term care administration.  Scholarships are awarded in June every year (deadline for each year is May 1st) and applications are accepted year-round.  Click here for the full details.

 

Adoptive Families Association of BC Youth Bursary

AFABC Youth Bursary was established in 2014, with funding from the Adoptive Families Association of BC, and accepts applications from youth who have joined their family by legal adoption. Click here for the full details.  

Anavets Judge Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship

The Daniel F. Foley Memorial Scholarship is available to direct descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) of members of The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada attending ANY year of University or College courses leading to a degree or diploma. Click here for the full details.  

Ayn Rand Institute Student Essay Contest

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for more than thirty years. This year we will award over 230 prizes, totaling more than $70,000. Click here for the full details.  

BC Cowboy Heritage Society

This will be for graduating seniors or college students resident in BC, who are enrolled in any post-secondary institution or will be so, within the year of the competition. Our objectives in presenting these scholarships are twofold: To promote awareness of our ranching and cowboy heritage and current contributions, and to provide support in post-secondary education to students who demonstrate that knowledge. Click here for the full details.  

BC Housing

The Education Awards Program helps residents in a household directly receiving a subsidy from BC Housing, or receiving rental assistance through the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) at the start of courses pursue their educational goals as a way to achieve success and personal growth. The bursaries and awards are for post-secondary education and training programs. Click here for the full details.  

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program was established in 2002. This Program is supported by donations of the members of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association North Shore (CHHA-North Shore), the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL), and Doreen Laszlo (spouse of Dr. Charles Laszlo). We encourage applicants to review the eligibility criteria before applying to the CHHA Scholarship Program. Click here for the full details.  

CMHA BC Scholarships and Bursaries

Since 1982, CMHA BC has been helping people with mental illness further their pursuit of post-secondary education through our scholarship and bursary programs. Several scholarships and bursaries are available each year to BC adults, 20 years of age or older, who are living with a mental illness or addiction. Click here for the full details.  

Credit Union Foundation of BC

The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide education awards to British Columbia resident post-secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training at accredited schools within the province. Awards are also given to mature students upgrading their basic education and skills to allow them to enter the workforce. Click here for the full details.  

Diversity Scholarship

Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are available and will be awarded to applicants who have promoted diversity awareness and acceptance in their community and have not previously received the Joint Diversity Scholarship. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they promote diversity awareness and acceptance in their community.  Click here for the full details.  

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy, presented annually by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting. FRIENDS launched the award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. Click here for the full details.  

Gaulin Foundation

The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah Gaulin believed strongly in. Click here for the full details.  

Hamilton Community Foundation

Hamilton Community Foundation’s scholarships and bursary funds provide assistance and encouragement to promising young students challenged by the costs of education. In all cases, the funds are paid directly to the student’s educational institution on his or her behalf. The following HCF scholarship, bursary, and fellowships are available through an open-call process. Click here for the full details.  

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown Indigenous Scholarship Program

The Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown is proud to present its Indigenous Scholarship Program in which – each year – one or more qualified and deserving Indigenous students will receive a two thousand dollar ($2,000) scholarship with which to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will be awarded to the student (or students) that best demonstrates – academic merit, financial need, and a commitment to continuing education. Click here for the full details.  

Howard Legacy Youth Fund

The Howard Legacy Youth Fund was established with a donation from Peggy Howard in 2012 and is made available to applicants who are current or former youth in care. Click here for the full details.

 

Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people. In 2017-18, Indspire disbursed $14.2 million through over 4,900 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students. Click here for the full details.  

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, they have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. Click here for the full details.  

Kin Canada

Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. $1,000 bursaries are awarded to Canadian students from coast-to-coast who are pursuing post-secondary education. Click here for the full details.  

Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards

Recognizing exemplary achievement and community service within our community helps to provide LGBTQ+ students and young professionals with examples to emulate and aspire to.  Sharing the experiences of these individuals helps our community to celebrate Canada’s progress in recognizing LGBTQ+ value to the professional community and society. Click here for the full details.  

Lotus Light Charity Society Scholarship

The Lotus Light Scholarship Committee receives hundreds of applications from deserving students who live in the community throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. After a highly selective process which includes evaluating students on both academic school and community involvement references, we are proud to nominate an outstanding group of promising students who have both the academic potential, community volunteerism and the aspirations to help make the world a better place. Click here for the full details.  

Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme

The Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme offers the Edgar Kerstan Memorial Scholarship. Edgar Kerstan was a long-time Mensa member, active in the Toronto chapter, and he made a very generous donation to the Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme. This is the Mensa premier scholarship, with an annual award of $3,000. Click here for the full details.  

NDNR Student Writer’s Scholarships

As a forum for the naturopathic community, participation in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR) has often been a vantage point for growth, communication, and new collaborations within and among the naturopathic community. NDNR embraces what is unique to naturopathic medicine in the broader scope of natural medicine. It is in this spirit that we launch the annual NDNR Student Writer’s Scholarship. Click here for the full details.  

NEADS

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Click here for the full details.  

Prospera Credit Union

Student support offerings for its members. Click here for the full details.  

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming and Authority Scholarships

The SIGA First Nations Scholarship Awards provide opportunities to encourage education and continued learning. SIGA takes pride in its commitment to providing opportunities for First Nations people. This commitment is realized through the SIGA First Nations Scholarship Awards. Since 2008, SIGA has provided $25,000 annually in scholarship funds to eligible First Nations students in Saskatchewan. Click here for the full details.  

Scholarships Canada

Scholarships Canada lists a variety of awards available to post-secondary students in Canada. Click here for the full details.  

Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded

At the 1989 Reunion of the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, members voted to establish a permanent foundation. Through this foundation scholarships will continue to be provided to blind students in perpetuity. Click here for the full details.  

Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction

The Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction honours the Calgary lawyer, parliamentarian, senator, and cabinet minister who served in several federal parliaments in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This award recognizes academic excellence and provides Alberta students in graduate programs with the opportunity to study outside of Alberta at institutions anywhere in the world. Each year up to 15 students may be eligible for awards. Click here for the full details.  

Soroptimist

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Click here for the full details.  

Storwell Self Storage

Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. Click here for the full details.  

StudentAidBC Grants and Scholarships

There are many programs available that can help with the cost of post-secondary education. Click here for the full details.  

TransAlta Aboriginal Bursary Program

TransAlta’s bursary program encourages and assists Indigenous students in obtaining post-secondary and trades education as well as other job training. Click here for the full details.  

UCB Canada

UCB Canada Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative treatments for inflammatory arthritis diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. UCB Canada Inc. is dedicated to creating unique programs and tools to aid patients in reaching above and beyond the boundaries of their disease and fulfilling their educational ambitions. Click here for the full details.  

Yconic

StudentAwards powered by Yconic helps Canadian high school, college, and university students get ahead. StudentAwards offers Canada’s leading student platform, providing the money, support, and connections they need to better manage student life. StudentAwards partners with top organizations who share our passion for helping make the lives of students better. Click here for the full details.