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


Here is the link to the OSAP website where you can create an account, log in and check you status:


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!


You’ll be asked:

‘What school to you plan to attend’

We are not in the drop down menu so you’ll have to do  search (the section just below). The name of our school is Shiatsu School of Canada Inc.


Program Name:
Type in Acupuncture in the search bar. You will then be taken to a section where you can choose three different program years. Please choose ‘ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY JANUARY YR 1’.


Additional Program Information:

For January 2018 please enter

Start Date: January 6, 2018

End Date: December 20, 2018

(one must apply for OSAP every year so this end date reflects the end of year one)


Course Load: 100%
(if you have exemptions please contact me and I can calculate your course load percentage).



For further information please call Sam Kennedy,
Financial Assistance Officer at (416) 323-1818 ext 201.


Tuition Payment Plans for our:
2.5 year program starting January 2018




Start Date:  January 6, 2018
Applications Due: December 15, 2017


Tuition: $19,800 (for January 2018 start)
$500.00 non-refundable registration fee (applied towards your full tuition, not over and above full tuition) is due December 15, 2017 (part of tuition)     


Monthly Payment Option:

$19,800.00 - $500 = $19,300.00
$19,300.00 ÷ 30 monthly payments =
$643.33 / month
Payable from January 15, 2018 to June 15, 2020


OSAP recipients


First Year


$500.00 non-refundable registration fee due December 15, 2017


$7420 due January 2018

OR make two payments of:

- $4450 due January 2018

- $2970 due June 2018


Second Year


$7920 due January 2019

OR make two payments of:

- $4750 due January 2019

- $3170 due June 2019


Third Year


$3960 due January 2020


Please call Enza Ierullo at (416) 323-1818 Ex.202 to discuss all  payment options available.


Other Expenses
Textbooks and materials - Approximately $1000

Clinic Uniform - Students are required to purchase a white lab coat prior to clinical rotation - Approximately $40

Professional accreditation/exam fee:

          Comprehensive written theory exam #1: $40

          Comprehensive case study exam #2: $40


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.

Student Government Loans:
Students enrolled in the Acupuncture Therapy Diploma Program may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):

The Canada Student Loans Program (CSL)
The Ontario Student Loans Plan (OSL)


OSAP/Student Government Loans:
OSAP application forms are available online through the Government financial aid website at:

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Additional information can be found on this website:

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


Apply early for prompt processing!

Since many of SSC’s students and graduates benefit from government loans, grants, and bursaries, the SSC 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.

Need Help or Advice?
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact:

Sam Kennedy, Office Manager, Financial Assistant Officer & Student Supports
Monday to Friday at: (416) 323-1818 ext.201 or
Toll-free 1-800-263-1703 ext.201 (Canada & U.S. only)

The Admissions Department can assist individuals wishing to learn more about the program, schedules options, tuition and payment options, student visa processes, housing and more. To contact the Admissions Department directly, please call:
Monday to Friday at: (416) 323-1818  ext.202
Toll-free 1-800-263-1703 ext.202 (Canada & U.S. only)
Fax (416) 323-1681

Many interested individuals arrange a time to come in for a free information session or sit in a class or two to experience the learning environment. Feel free to contact Enza Ierullo, Executive Director at the number listed above for full details.


The Shiatsu School of Canada reserves the right to make changes to any course, program, fee, policy or procedure with respect to availability, delivery mode, schedules, or course requirements described in this calendar, at any time, without further notice. All course offerings are subject to a minimum pre-registration.

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