Tuition and Financial Aid

Students can receive Federal Student Financial Aid to attend Birthwise Midwifery School by filing the FAFSA each year. Both Stafford loans and Pell Grants are awarded. We are now approved for GI Bills.

 2014-2015 Tuition Rates

Matriculating students  $325 per credit hour
 Non-matriculating students  $375 per credit hour
 Audit  $200 per credit hour

 Tuition rates are subject to change in subsequent years. Tuition is approximately $11,000 per year.

 2014-2015 Fees

Material Fee  $15 per academic credit hour
 Lab Fees  fee varies; required for a few select courses
 Test retake fees  $10
 Course waiver application  $25
 Academic Advanced Status application  $25
 Clinical Advanced Status application  $50
 Clinical Advanced Status credit  $30 per credit hour

 Other Costs

  •  Book costs are approximately $1400 over the 4 academic semesters. The majority of books are purchased prior to the first semester.
  •  Skills practice kits must be purchased prior to Semesters 1, 2, and 3. They cost approximately $45-$60 per semester.
  •  Students are required to purchase physical assessment equipment prior to the first semester. Equipment costs are approximately $150.
  •  Students in the Campus Program will incur travel costs for clinical rotations (some rotations require driving several hours each week). Tb skin testing may be required for certain clinical placements.
  •  Students in the Community Program will incur travel costs to and from Bridgton for the 10 academic sessions. Community students will have housing costs while attending the academic sessions.

 Tuition Payment Schedule

  Campus Program Community Program
 Semester 1  August 15, 2014  July 15, 2014
 Semester 2  January 1, 2015  December 15, 2014
 Semester 3  August 15, 2015  June 15, 2015
 Semester 4   January 1, 2016  December 15, 2015
 Semester 5  June 15, 2016  June 15, 2016
 Semester 6  January 1, 2017  December 15, 2016                
 Semester 7  June 15, 2017  

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Financial Aid 

Title IV Funds (Federal Student Aid)

Students at Birthwise are eligible to apply for Title IV Funds (Federal Student Aid). This allows qualifying students to obtain Federal Stafford Loans and Pell Grants.   Parents can also apply to receive a Parent Plus loan.  Eligibility to receive Title IV funds requires at least half-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. 

Assessing financial aid eligibility starts with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is available at Birthwise, high school or college financial aid offices, or can be completed online (see link below). The FAFSA becomes available in January and should be filed before May for best results. The school’s Title IV code is: 036123.

Birthwise is also eligible to  receive funds from Americorps and the GI Bill.

Past students have also obtained commercial bank loans, or small grants from foundations or organizations.

 Questions about financial aid can be answered by our Financial Aid Officer.

Financial-Aid-Booklet