Welcome, Canadian neighbors

Liala Helal | August 13, 2015

Canadian Tuition Reciprocity is available starting Fall 2015

As a Canadian who studied abroad for his doctor of chiropractic degree, Dr. Trevor Foshang, dean of Northwestern’s College of Chiropractic, felt the financial burden while attending college in the U.S.

The opportunity for Canadian students to study in the U.S. with less financial burden is becoming a reality, thanks to Northwestern’s recent launch of Canadian Tuition Reciprocity.

“With only two chiropractic programs in Canada, students have limited opportunity to study chiropractic,” Dr. Foshang said. “We would like to provide an additional opportunity to Canadian students and with the exchange rates the way they are, we know the only financially viable solution is tuition reciprocity.”

Under the agreement, students who have applied to the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Northwestern for Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Summer 2016 terms may qualify for a tuition adjustment to the equivalent price of the doctor of chiropractic program at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, based on the exchange rate. The tuition reciprocity will be awarded to 20 matriculating students who fulfill the eligibility requirements.

“While we have offered scholarships previously for Canadian students, we launched the reciprocity program in July to assist with making tuition equitable for Canadians,” said Dr. Emily Tweed, Northwestern’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. “Due to the exchange rate and loan limits, many Canadian students have difficulty paying for chiropractic tuition in the United States.”

Canadian students add value to student life at Northwestern, added Dr. Tweed.

“We are so excited to be able to offer tuition reciprocity to our Canadian neighbors,” she said. “In years past, we had a large population of Canadian students, which added so much to student life at Northwestern and we are looking forward to expanding opportunities for Canadian students to be successful here and in our professions.”

Northwestern offers a variety of support services for international students through the Office of Student Affairs, as well as opportunities for involvement through Northwestern’s Canadian Club and other student organizations.

Northwestern is a fantastic place for a Canadian to feel at home while studying abroad, and now we can make it a real option,” Dr. Foshang said.

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