Financial Aid

The CAO is certified by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (formerly HRSDC) and approved to issue the T2202A tax form for tuition credit.

As the CAO is a private educational institution it is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding. Private lending institutions, however, are very supportive of our students because our tuition is low and graduate incomes are high.

Upon acceptance to the program you will be provided a letter of enrollment enabling you to seek funding assistance from a bank.

Out-Of-Province Students

Looking to study Osteopathy, but live out outside the of province of Ontario? There is no need to move to Hamilton to enroll or gain admission in the CAO’s complete osteopathic programs! 

With classes held one week each month during the 6-month classroom semester, many students commute in for their module week, stay in the area with classmates or temporary accommodation, then return to their home towns where they can continue online study. 

In the practical semester (clinical training time), the school makes special accommodations for those coming in from all provinces including British Columbia and Albert to Quebec and Nova Scotia. The school allows clinical days to be combined into partial or full weeks of study, limiting the commuting over the semester to condensed blocks instead of evenly spaced out shifts which are normally required.