Tuition and Financial Aid
(Download our 2016 Financial Aid Catalog, click on above)
Eligible students can receive Federal Student Financial Aid to attend Birthwise Midwifery School by filing the FAFSA each year. Both Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans and Pell Grants are awarded.
2016-2017 Tuition Rates
|*Full time matriculating students||$6250 per semester|
|Part-time matriculating students||$350 per credit hour|
|** Non-matriculating students||$390 per credit hour|
|Audit||$250 per credit hour|
*Full time matriculating status is defined as a student who is enrolled and is registered for 12 or more credits.
** Non-matriculating status is defined as a student who is not enrolled as a Birthwise student and is registered for less than 12 credits.
Tuition rates are subject to change in subsequent years. Tuition is $12,000 per year.
|Lab Fee||fee varies; required or a few select courses|
|Course Challenge Application||$50|
|Clinical Advanced Status Applicaiton||$50|
|Clinical Advance Status Credit||$30 per credit hour|
- Book costs are approximately $1400 over the 4 academic semesters. The majority of books are purchased prior to the first 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.
- Cell phone/pager
Community Program Cost
- Travel cost to and from Brighton for the 10 academic sessions
- Housing & food cost while attending the academic sessions.
Tuition Payment Schedule
|Campus Program||Community Program|
|Semester 1||August 15, 2016||July 15, 2016|
|Semester 2||January 1, 2017||December 15, 2016|
|Semester 3||August 15, 2017||June 15, 2017|
|Semester 4||January 1, 2018||December 15, 2017|
|Semester 5||June 15, 2018||June 15, 2018|
|Semester 6||January 1, 2019||December 15, 2018|
|Semester 7||June 15, 2019|
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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 a 3 year undergraduate, technical certification program. Financial aid award packages are not completed until a student has enrolled; however, you may receive financial aid counseling by contacting our financial aid officer.
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, Elizabeth McKinnon: 207.647.5968 ext. 104.
- Download the FAFSA application here.