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Funding Your Education

NCM strives to keep its programs as affordable as possible in order to increase access to midwifery education.  Even so, funding your education can be challenging at times.  We have created this page to share resources that may help you find funding for your midwifery education.  


Remember, you are always welcome to consider NCM's non-degree seeking pathway. 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 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. 

Please note: NCM is not a Title IV school, so our students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. However, we have successfully supported students in other ways to get help paying for school such as scholarships, bank loans, and crowdsourcing.

External Scholarships


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.


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, but some lenders require students to be enrolled in a Title IV school.  

NCM Scholarships

NCM is honored to offer four scholarship opportunities. 

Applications will be accepted on a trimesterly basis. 
Due to funding constraints, awards will be limited. 


Harriet Tubman
Sojourner Truth

Scholarship opportunity for
Black future midwives serving communities in the Deep South.

Coming Soon
Beaded Bracelet Collection

the Promise

Scholarship opportunity for
Indigenous future midwives serving communities in the Southwest.

Coming Soon

Native Hawai'ian/
Pacific Islander

Scholarship opportunity for
Native Hawaiian future midwives serving island communities.

Coming Soon
Elizabeth Gilmore

In honor of our founder's commitment to making midwifery education accessible, we have also created the Elizabeth Gilmore Fee Waiver program for students facing financial hardship.  Partial fee waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis.  

Coming Soon
Dandelion Seeds

Block Rate Packages

Our academic classes are $125/credit and can be purchased as "pay-as-you-go" or as block rate packages.  The list of ASM courses, their price, which blocks they fall under, and a direct link to purchase are available here


The following block rate packages (that are explained on this one-pager) are purchased as a whole; otherwise, you can purchase courses as you go at $125/credit.  It's really up to you to decide if the discounts are still in your favor considering any previous purchases or transfer courses. There are no "build-your-own" block rate packages. If you are interested in doing any of our pre-established "block rate packages" of courses, here are the direct links to purchase:  


Block 1:

Block 2:

Block 3:

Block 4:

Flex Courses:

Block rate package of ALL courses:

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