Tuition and Financial Aid


2016 Financial Aid Catalog










(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.


2016-2017 Fees

Lab Feefee varies; required or a few select courses
Course Challenge Application$50
Clinical Advanced Status Applicaiton$50
Clinical Advance 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.
  •  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
  • Computer

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 ProgramCommunity 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.