TCM Fees and Financial

Chinese Medicine School BC

Application Fees

A $100.00 non-refundable fee is payable on application to KCCIHS.

Applicants not accepted in the year of their application can be reconsidered for the next year. Reconsideration does not guarantee acceptance. International applicants should submit the application fee in the form of a money order in Canadian funds.

Document Review for Block Transfer Credit

It is possible to have any previous university education or TCM education at other acupuncture schools reviewed for potential transfer credit prior to formally applying. Once your credits have been approved for transfer into a KCCIHS program there is a $100 transfer fee per course or a $300 block transfer fee for more than 3 courses. Contact the Registrar for submission details.

Tuition Deposit

A $500.00 deposit is payable once written notification of acceptance is received and a student contract signed. This $500 deposit is deducted from the total tuition owing. If withdrawal takes place before the commencement of classes, the tuition deposit is non-refundable.

*All fees are subject to change. Please contact KCCIHS directly for the most up-to date and current financial policies. These are found in the current year’s Student Handbook and administered student contracts.

Student Loans

 Student Aid BC applications can be done online at  You can complete your application online with the information provided on your Student Enrollment Contract.   

For those students applying for Canada/Provincial student aid in provinces other than BC, please contact your province’s Student Aid offices directly for application packages or start your application online. We currently have students receiving Provincial Student Loans from several different provinces. OSAP (ON) is only granting the Canada Student Loan portion for students in the Doctor of TCM program.

 It is advised that you apply for student aid at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of your course. 

 Canada & Provincial Student Loans and Tuition Payments

 Once you are formally registered on Registration Day, the College will confirm your enrollment electronically with Student Aid BC.  The Student Assistance Branch has advised us that students should expect to receive their funds within 7 to 10 working days from the date of our confirmation. The procedure for other provinces is slightly different but we will help guide you through the process.