Tuition (2012-2013)

Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

Student Handbook and Course Catalog Appendix A
Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses
Diploma, Holistic Midwifery Studies
October 2012-October 2013 

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.  Some students may also elect to obtain clinical experience at a domestic or foreign hospital or free-standing birth center.  Costs for these clinical experiences are subject to frequent change and ranges from no cost to several thousand dollars.

1. Registration fee: $100.00

2. Tuition cost per module:  $550.00
Each module is completed at a rate of one per month with payment due at the first class meeting of each month.  $550.00 x 37 required modules = $20,350.00

3 Basic Life Support online course with skills workshop
(Students may attend this course twice over the course of their program):  $110.00 x 2 = $220.00

4. 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

5. Student Tuition Recovery Fund (California residents): $65.00

6. Annual Institution Sustaining Fee:  $550.00 x 3
(due annually during the first week of October) = $1650.00

7. Textbooks: Average cost is $1,500.00 over the course of the program.

8. Pharmacy practicum fee: A single fee of $300.00 for the supplies required during four Pharmacology modules

9. Midwifery equipment:  Costs vary widely depending on student’s preferences and resourcefulness. Preceptors may arrange to provide advanced students with midwifery equipment in exchange for the student’s assistance at births.

10. Scrub uniforms are used at births to protect against bodily fluids: $25.00

11. Application fee for the North American Registry of Midwives: $1,000.00

12. Returned check fee: $25.00 per incident

TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS OVER 37-MONTH PROGRAM: $25,660.00

For California Students: The Student Tuition Recovery Fund
California students who pay their own tuition, either directly or through a loan, are required to pay a state-imposed assessment fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.  You must pay the state-imposed fee for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

1. You are a student who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and

2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third part.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF fee, if either of the following applies:

1. You are not a California resident.

2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program(s) attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF fee, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.

2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.

3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.

4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began before 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.

5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

The cost of the STRF is determined by a set formula set forth in the California Education Code and is a function of the total amount of institutional charges of the program to which the student is applying.  The cost of the STRF for Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery Students is determined at a rate set by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (the “Bureau”), is paid by the student to the school, and is submitted to the Bureau by Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed.  If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application.  If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment.

It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school.

Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to: the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, P. O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA  95798-0818.