Payment Options

CPA Atlantic School of Business offers multiple payment options for students and CPA candidates.

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news about a positive change coming your way. We have launched a brand-new CPA registration portal designed to make your CPA journey smoother and more enjoyable.

With the launch of the new system, we will be accepting credit card and direct debit (ACH payments) only, allowing for real-time processing so you can seamlessly complete your registration.

CPA Atlantic School of Business currently accepts the following payment methods through the CPA registration portal:

  • Credit card (Visa and Mastercard only)
  • Direct debit (ACH payments)
    • When submitting direct debit payments, please ensure you enter your bank’s transit number and institution number in the “transit number” field and your account number in the “account number” field and select the appropriate account type (checking or savings).

For frequently asked questions about refunds, click here.

We will no longer accept the following payment options: wire transfers, Flywire, Plastiq, Electronic-funds transfer (EFT), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), or INTERAC e-Transfer (EMT). You will be required to pay for registrations and annual dues in the CPA portal using a credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) or debit.


As part of our continued efforts to reduce barriers to financing, CPA Atlantic School is pleased to announce that students and candidates can take advantage of the ScotiaLine® Personal Line of Credit for Students to help finance their CPA studies. This line of credit provides applicants with a preferred rate of prime + 0.5%, as well as features like deferred principal payments (meaning while you’re studying, you can make interest only payments).

When applying for the loan, students should visit the “Graduate Programs” section of the Scotiabank website. When applying for the loan itself, students should indicate CPA Atlantic School of Business as being listed under “other professional schools”. 

Visit the Scotiabank website for a full list of eligibility requirements, and application instructions. 


CPA Atlantic School is pleased to announce that internationally designated accountants may be eligible to take advantage of Windmill Microlending’s low-interest loans for skilled immigrants to reach their career goal of becoming a CPA.

Windmill Microlending is Canada’s largest and most successful microlending charity for skilled immigrants and refugees. Windmill addresses underemployment of skilled newcomers by offering affordable loans of up to $15,000 to pay for the credentials, licensing, retraining or professional development needed to achieve career success in Canada. By supporting newcomers across the country, Windmill is helping convert potential into prosperity, for our clients and for Canada. Windmill Microlending is a registered charity supported by donors, government, sponsors and granting agencies.

Check your eligibility and apply online here.

Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF)

In our ongoing commitment to alleviating financial obstacles for accountants trained abroad, we are delighted to inform you that internationally trained accountants now have the opportunity to utilize the Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) for skilled immigrants, helping them achieve their dream of becoming a CPA without facing as many financial obstacles.

The AICLF may pay for:

  • Registration fees
  • Training, tuition fees, related text books or online resources
  • Licensing and examination fees
  • Living expenses (during exams or a specific training)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses to complete exams and courses
  • Work tools

To be eligible for the AICLF you must:

  • Be an immigrant with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Live in Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, PEI or NL)
  • Have received training or certification outside of Canada
  • Have the required English or French skills to complete your loan action plan.
  • Have a clear credit history and no undischarged bankruptcies.

To register or for more information contact AICLF at or visit

CPA Education Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAEFNL)

The Chartered Professional Accountants’ Education Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAEFNL) is a program that provides financial assistance opportunities to students in Newfoundland and Labrador to help them succeed in their goal of becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant. This opportunity is offered specifically to students and candidates enrolled with CPA Atlantic School of Business.

CPA Atlantic School of Business is now part of the program!

Students and candidates at CPA Atlantic School of Business (CPA Atlantic) can now help fund their CPA studies by redeeming Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points for HigherEdPoints credits. Course and module fees and annual student and candidates are all eligible.

Students can also redeem the Aeroplan® Miles and/or TD Points of family members and friends to help pay for their studies. Anyone can donate either of these loyalty points to an individual student, you can even donate them to CPA Atlantic which can be used for students in need. 

For more information and to set up an account, please visit here.

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