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Financing Your Midwifery Education

Financial aid is available from a number of sources to assist you in financing your midwifery education. The following information is by no means exhaustive, but provides initial leads and resources for financial aid.

  • Contact the financial aid officer at the schools you are considering attending. They are professionals at finding scholarships, loans and other forms of assistance and can be a very valuable resource.
  • Congress appropriates millions of dollars for a variety of programs supporting students, including loans/ scholarships for eligible applicants and service paybacks for those who work in underserved/rural areas. Extensive information on federal funds can be found at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Web site.

  • The Indian Health Service (IHS) is committed to encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to enter the health professions and assuring the availability of Indian health professionals to serve Indians. The IHS recruits students for the following programs: The Indian Health Professions Preparatory Scholarships; the Indian Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarships; and the Indian Health Professions Scholarships. More information is available at www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/learn_more.cfm.

Revised September 2014

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