Financial Aid

In this section, you'll find information about the different types of financial aid available for applying to Acupuncture school, eligibility requirements, and application processes. Pursuing a career in TCM and acupuncture can be a life-changing decision, and we understand that the cost of education can be a barrier for many students. We believe that everyone should have access to quality education, regardless of their financial situation, and we're committed to helping you find the resources you need to succeed.

Contact our Financial Aid Office

Tuition Information

Acupuncture Program
2-year program starting September 2023
2.5-year program starting in January 2024

TCMP Program
1-year program starting September 2023

The resourceful student seeking financial assistance has a number of avenues to explore. Here are some possible sources of student assistance however we encourage you to call the Financial Aid Department to discuss all your options.

AIM Academy Scholarships

Our scholarships are designed to help students like you achieve their career goals by reducing the burden of financial stress.

Click here to read more about the Scholarships offered at AIM Academy!

OSAP/Student Government Loans

Students enrolled at AIM Academy may be eligible, if qualified, for loans, grants, or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Please note that students receiving OSAP funding are required to:
•  maintain a full course load for the duration of their program
•  complete their program in the designated time for full-time studies.

To find out if you qualify please visit

How to Apply for OSAP

You can find an in depth guide on how to apply for OSAP on the OSAP website here.

Apply early for prompt processing! Once you’ve registered and started your application you’ll be asked some very specific questions pertaining to our institution. To make it easy here are the answers!

What School Do You Plan to Attend?
We are not in the drop down menu so you’ll have to do a search for "Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy".

Program Name?
Acupuncture Diploma Program:
Type in "Acupuncture" in the search bar. Select "ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY JANUARY YR 1", the 1 year option.
TCMP Program: Type in "Acupuncture" in the search bar. Please choose ‘TCMP for Acupuncture’.

Additional Program Information?
Acupuncture Diploma Program January 2024 start (2.5-year):
Start Date: January 7, 2024
End Date: December 19, 2024
Number of Weeks: 44 weeks

Course Load?
100% (if you have exemptions please contact our Financial Aid Department to calculate your course load percentage).

Repaying Your Government Loan

Remember, your student loan needs to be repaid & repayment Information can be found here.

The NSLSC has created the following webinars to assist you with learning about, and repaying your loan: Orientation, Repayment.

Since many of AIM Academy's students and graduates benefit from government loans, grants, and bursaries, AIM Academy strongly reminds everyone that they have a responsibility to repay their loans and meet their commitments. The viability of loan programs in many provinces, states, and countries rests upon the appreciation that everyone gains when financial commitments are honoured.

Out of Province Students

If you are not a resident of Ontario, inquire about the student assistance program in your home province.

Questions? Get in touch with our Financial Aid Department for more information!

Howard Fung
Office Manager, Student Supports & Financial Assistance Officer
416-323-1818 ext. 201