Funding Your Education
Typically at NCM when students delay enrollment after applying it is either due to a financial complication or a challenge in securing preceptors.
Financial Complications Delaying Enrollment
You have several options for dealing with the financial challenges associated with enrolling with the College.
Apply for our scholarship!
Applicants must originate from and/or must identify culturally with a population affected by institutional racism/discrimination as it relates to maternity care and hold the intention to serve this population as a midwife.
Applicants must possess a comprehensive and extensive understanding of birth justice issues within the practice and profession of midwifery through a proportionally balanced combination of personal experience, theoretical study, and community engagement.
More details about the scholarship can be found here: https://www.midwiferycollege.edu/scholarships
Start as a non-degree seeking student!
Start your midwifery education with just academics by becoming a non-degree seeking student (just to get started). When a student is considered “non-degree seeking”, they pay just $125 per credit and starting in 2021, will not be required to have a preceptor to take classes à la carte. Clinical credit cannot be earned until you enroll in a degree program, though PEP clinicals can be considered for transfer upon enrollment.
All midwifery credits (courses with course numbers beginning with MW), as well as general education courses Cultural Issues (HON248G), Genetic Screening (SOC102), and Laws and Regulations (HON390G), must be taken within 7 years of graduation. All other general education courses have no time limitations.
If these solutions don’t specifically address your hold up, please reach out to email@example.com and let us know about your challenge. We are a small team, passionate about midwifery and enthusiastically dedicated to flexible, solution-based approaches. We want to see more midwives in the world!
National Association to Advance Black Birth
Available Private Scholarships:
These sites help students locate private scholarships:
Fundraising Through Crowdsourcing
Many NCM students have had great success “crowdfunding” which is asking for donations from friends, family, support groups (parenting, church, etc), businesses and the general public. This can be done with or without the use of an online website which can help facilitate donations and potentially reach a broader audience. If you choose to try and fundraise in this way we encourage you to make an information packet or flier to help potential donors understand what you will accomplish with the help of their donations items you might considering including are:
Length of the Program (2-5 years)
What degree, certification and/or license you will receive at the end of your education. (ASM, BSM, MSM, PhD) (CPM, LM)
Cost of the Program (plus books and preceptor fees)
Benefits of this particular program (Flexibility, cost savings, ability to stay in your community, serve your community)
How being a midwife serves the world (health savings for society, increased mental and physical health of mothers, partners, infants, families)
Increased birth options (home, birth center)
Students may also consider taking out a loan from a financial institution-- feel free to reach out to your current bank to see what their options are. There are also excellent resources online such as www.credible.com that vet various sources of private student loans and allow you to submit one application to receive multiple student loan options. NCM's current payment model aligns more clearly with what private student loan lenders may need to create the terms of your loan. We are happy to provide support for this process-- email: firstname.lastname@example.org