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Funding Your Education
Financial Aid Options: FAQ

Seeking more guidance to pay for a degree seeking-program.

Financial Complications Delaying Enrollment

We have created this page with external links that may help you find funding for your midwifery education.

Apply for our scholarship!


More details about the scholarship can be found here: 


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.


Non-NCM Scholarships


National Association to Advance Black Birth

Available Private Scholarships:

Here are lists of scholarships put together by midwifery institutions:


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)


Crowdfunding Sites:

  • GoFundMe

  • Upstart 

  • Scholar Match

  • CrowdfundEDU

  • CommonBond – CommonBond is a website that helps you to secure a student loan from a group of individual and institutional investors.

  • Sofi – Sofi is another P2P lending platform where you can secure a student loan from a group of accredited investors.

Private Loans

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 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:

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