Holistic Midwifery Studies
Schedule of Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses
October 2020 – October 2021
Estimated program costs do not include optional continuing education workshops, transportation, childcare, computer costs, room and board, or other living expenses. Some fees may be subject to change throughout the duration of the program.
Students may also elect to obtain clinical experiences at domestic or foreign hospitals or birth centers and are encouraged to consider this option. Costs for these experiences are paid by the student directly to the birth center and vary greatly, ranging from no cost to several thousand dollars, depending on location and policies of the hospital or birth center.
- Application Fee: $50.00
- Registration Fee: $100.00
- Tuition Cost per Month: $650.00
- Nizhoni believes that students should enter their field debt-free. We have chosen to self-finance our students at a zero interest rate. Students pay each month and by the end of their 38 modules, they have paid for their education. Students complete one module per month with payment due the fifteenth of the previous month. $650.00 x 38 required modules = $24,700.00. Students may choose to pay for a full academic year in October and receive a discount equal to the cost of one module. $650 x 11 = $7150 for 12 modules.
- Clinical Practicum Fee: A single fee of $800.00 for the supplies required during Pharmacology and other modules
- Student Tuition Recovery Fund (California Residents): $0.00
- Annual Institution Sustaining Fee: $550.00 x 4 or more (due annually during the first week of October) = $2,200.00+. Sustaining fees are approximated, because they are paid annually for as long as the student remains in the program, which is when the student becomes licensed
- Annual Liability Insurance Fee: $200.00 x 4 or more (due annually during the first week of April) = $800.00+. Insurance fees are approximated, because they are paid annually for as long as the student remains in the program until licensing
- Basic Life Support Online Course With Skills Workshop: (Students may attend this course twice over the course of their program): $65.00 x 2 = $130.00
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program Online Course With Skills Workshop: (Students may attend this course twice over the course of the program): $225.00 x 2 = $450.00
- Textbooks: Average cost is $1,750.00 over the course of the program
- Midwifery Equipment: Costs vary widely depending on the student’s preferences and resourcefulness. Preceptors also may arrange to provide advanced students with midwifery equipment in exchange for the student’s assistance at births
- Scrub Uniforms: Used at births to protect against bodily fluids: $70.00
- Application Fee for the North American Registry of Midwives: $1,000.00
- Returned Check Fee: $25.00 per incident
- Late Payment of Tuition: $50.00 per incident.
Total Institutional Charges for the 38-Month Academic Program: $27,850.00
Total Estimated Costs over the Entire Program: $31,000.00
For California Students: The Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.”
“It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
- The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
- You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
- You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
- The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
- The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
- You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
- You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to: the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, P. O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818