Financial Information

How to prepare financially.

Tuition & School Fees

  • Annual tuition for the program – $24,696 CAD (books, equipment and supplies are not included in tuition fees).
  • Enrollment Tuition Deposit – 10% due upon enrolment.
  • Application Fee – $115 CAD
  • Advanced Standing or Transfer Application Fee – $250 CAD
  • Registration Fee – $100 CAD

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.
  • Advanced Standing Assessment Fee – $250 CAD. Due prior to the application process or upon enrolment.
  • Prior Credit Recognition Fee – $75 CAD per a 3 credit course.

Other School Fees

  • Anatomy Dissection Lab – travel and accommodation $1200 (approximately).
  • Boucher Naturopathic Student Association fee – $100, Annual membership fee
  • Convocation Fee – $100, One-time fee
  • Course Retakes – $100 per credit
  • Duplicate T2202A Form – $25 each.
  • Late Payment of Tuition – $100 per instance plus 16% per annum on outstanding amounts.
  • Late/Early/Rewrite Exam Fee – $80.
  • Late Registration &/or Enrolment Fee – ($100) may be charged monthly.
  • Lost Library Books  – Full Replacement Cost
  • Naturopathic Medicine Student Association fee – $60, Annual membership fee
  • NSF Cheque Charge – $50 per instance.
  • Official Transcript – $25 each plus $5 for each additional transcript.
  • Prior Credit Recognition Fee – $25 per credit challenged.
  • Replacement Security Access Card – $15.
  • Replacement Diploma – $50.
  • Replacement ID Card or Name Badge – $15.
  • Student Records Archiving Fee – $5, Annual fee*All fees are subject to change.

Additional Fees (payable to a third party)

  • Vaccination fees – $300 (approx.)
  • Criminal Records Check – $28. Cost varies by jurisdiction.
  • Personal Medical Equipment – $1500 (approx.)
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation – $128 (minimum), through accepted services WES and ICES.
  • Books are not included in the tuition fees and average $2200+  in first year and approximately $3500 for entire program. Books may be purchased through the Boucher Naturopathic Students Association bookstore. 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.

 

Alice LiuSmall Business Advisor

Burnaby Main Branch (4299 Kingsway, Unit 9, Burnaby. BC V5H 1Z5)

alice.liu@scotiabank.com

604-668-3939 x 3000

 

 

Ruby Sumal, Community Branch Manager
New Westminster Community Branch (1625, 5th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 1Z7)

Ruby_Sumal@vancity.com

604-877-2610

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 Scholarship

Awarded to top-ranking applicants of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program. Please see below for consideration criteria.

Note: there is no application form or process for these scholarships. The award is granted by the Admissions Committee.

Sponsored by: The Boucher Institute
Number of scholarships: 7 annually
Value of scholarships: $3,000 per scholarship (non-renewable)

Eligibility: all first year students are eligible for the award. Advanced standing and transfer students are not eligible.

Criteria
  • Entrance scholarships are offered to top-ranking applicants who score high in the admissions interview or on other admissions criteria.
  • The Admissions Committee considers all eligible applicants for non-renewable entrance scholarships.
  • An entrance scholarship is typically offered with an offer of admission into the program. Some candidates may receive an entrance scholarship after enrolment.

Scholarship decision deadline: Ongoing

The scholarship will be credited to the 2nd tuition payment of Year I of the program. Recipients must be in good academic standing in the program to receive the tuition credit.
*Applicants are only eligible for one entrance scholarship.

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: 2

Eligibility:

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

Application deadline: TBA

Dr. Gerry Farnsworth Memorial Scholarship

It is with great sadness that the Boucher community learned of Dr. Farnsworth’s passing.
Our school would not be here today had it not been for his stewardship and tireless dedication and personal sacrifice to preserving the seeds of Naturopathic Medicine in its early days in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. A champion of Naturopathic Medicine, his and Dr. Joe Boucher’s efforts rescued a profession that faced great danger. Dr. Farnsworth’s work in establishing the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, paved the way for the founders of our school to further enhance the naturopathic medical profession by creating a school in Western Canada in the year 2000. Dr. Farnsworth generously supported Boucher at critical moments in its early years with his visits and his time. In recognition of that we have established the Dr. Gerry Farnsworth scholarship that will be funded at $1000 per year by the school. In addition, we will incorporate any donations made in his name to this fund. This scholarship will be awarded to the student who best exemplifies the principles, values and dedication to the profession
embodied by Dr. Farnsworth.

Sponsored by: The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and third party contributions (click here to donate)

Award Amount: minimum $1500 (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.
  • Advanced Standing and Transfer Applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.

Available on eCampus.


Internal Scholarships

Ken Waldron Scholarship

The Boucher Institute and Dr. Grossman are pleased to offer the Ken Waldron Scholarship in loving memory of Ken Waldron (February 8, 1956 – November 23, 2007). Ken Waldron taught “Research and Critical Thinking” at the Boucher Institute. Ken was a skeptic, and he therefore sought to empower students with the ability to critically analyze relevant research and publications in order to promote and enhance the validation of naturopathic medicine. He did this while bringing his creativity, joy, and passion to the topic, spending countless hours scouring literature for relevant examples for his students to critically analyze. Unfortunately, Ken’s relationship with the school came to a sad and abrupt end after being diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. Ken’s verve and audacity will remain in those he taught and in those he touched. This legacy will serve to reinforce his unwavering drive for truth, logic, humor, and ethical life. The award will be granted to the best research project/initiative.

Sponsored by: Dr. Jayson Grossman, MSc, DC, ND, DIBAK
Number of Awards: 1
Value of scholarship: $1000

Eligibility:

  • Open to all Students enrolled full-time at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine

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 at the Boucher Institute.

Dr. Gregory Wayne Prytula Memorial Bursary

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.

Second Year Naturomedic.com Bursary

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.

Third Year Naturomedic.com Bursary

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.

Fourth Year Naturomedic.com Bursary

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.

AOR Scholarship for Research and Entrepreneurial Excellence

Awarded to two students per year who demonstrate research and entrepreneurial excellence in reviewing an evidence-based nutrient that can be used for a selected list of clinical conditions, as well as marketing strategies for the product.

Sponsored by: AOR

Number of scholarships: 8

Value of scholarships: varied depending on year, $900-$3,000

Eligibility: Open to all students currently enrolled in 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 their commitment to Homeopathy, and how they plan to apply it in their own practice.

Andy graduated from the Boucher Institute in 2009 after having completed an undergraduate program in Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. His love of medicine and a holistic approach to health and healing led him to pursue a career in Naturopathy. During his seven years of practice, he established himself as an accomplished and forward-looking practitioner in alternative medicine. In addition to the knowledge that he gained in Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute, he also trained in Bowen Therapy, Neuro-emotional Therapy (NET), Neuromodulation Technique (NMT), and Neural Organizational Technique (NOT).

While his professional interests were wide, Andy’s focus lay in Constitutional Homeopathy – the foundation of his everyday practice. Andy exhibited tremendous patience and commitment to his patients, focussing on their innate ability to learn from their body and heal. He was loved and respected by his peers as well as his patients.

A fuller description of Andy’s background, practice and testimonials can be found on his website.

Sponsored by: The Somody Family and third party contributions (click here to donate)
Award Amount: $1,000
Number of awards: 1

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).


External Scholarships

Live Healthy Scholarship

Company name: Global Healing Center

 

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

Company name: Derrick Law Firm

 

NDNR Student writer’s scholarship

  • Research Review

First Place: $2,000.00 (USD) + publication of author(s) and co-author(s) in ND News & Review and/or on NDNR.com

Second Place: $500.00 (USD) + publication of author(s) and co-author(s) in ND News & Review and/or on NDNR.com

  • Case Study

First Place: $2,000.00 (USD) + publication of author(s) and co-author(s) in ND News & Review and/or on NDNR.com

Second Place: $500.00 (USD) + publication of author(s) and co-author(s) in ND News & Review and/or on NDNR.com

  • Deadline to submit application: December 15th, 2019
  • Details available here 

 

Public Works Association of British Columbia

$1000 Education Scholarship

  • Must be an employee of a member municipality or public works agency or child of such employee. Membership is defined as any member of APWA in the BC Chapter
  • Must be for full-time attendance at a post-secondary educational institute; all higher institutions of learning — universities, community colleges, or technical institutes are acceptable, provided the student is taking a full course load and is enrolled for at least two semesters
  • First priority given to students required to leave home in order to attend school
    Second priority to students enrolling for the first time
  • In case of a tie, there will be a lottery to determine who gets the scholarship
    Scholarship paid upon submission of results indicating successful completion of each semester
  • Application must be received by June 30 to qualify for the current school year

Applications for the current year fall semester should be submitted by the 30th day of June.

Click here for more information