wise woman circle (3)

Our tuition includes:

  • The 2 year program (6 trimesters)
    • 30 ten week online courses through our private teaching platform
    • video lectures
    • assignments
    • class discussions
    • live weekly student meetings
    • opportunities for meaningful feedback throughout
    • the incredible IBMS community of students and teachers

Tuition Breakdown

We want to be transparent and have no hidden fine print. ALL REQUIRED DONATIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE $8000 TOTAL

Donation Schedule

  • A required donation of $4000 for the first year, due June 1st immediately prior to your first year beginning
  • The remaining required donation of $4000 is due June 1st immediately prior to your second year beginning
  • In lieu of these one time payments, we also offer 12 month payment plans for each $4000 installment, which is equal to $333 per month for 12 months.

What IS included in the donation:

  • Access to the Wise Woman Circle while enrolled
  • Free access to all new webinars that happen while enrolled
  • Access to our So You Think You Want to Be a Midwife Starter Kit

What is NOT included in the donation:

  • A computer and internet access
  • Recommended textbooks
  • Our Midwifery Skills Workshop

Return of Donations

***Once your donation is submitted for the first year, no refunds will be given if you discontinue the course during the first year. Once your donation is submitted for the second year, no refund will be given if you discontinue the course before completing the course. If you complete only part of the course, or one year, you will not be granted completion status. There are NO REFUNDS at all on payment plans.

A La Carte Courses

Students that choose to enroll this way will not receive the benefits of full-time status, including lower donation per credit or access to the live weekly meetings. We have included this option so that more people can get started on their journey now, even if they cannot fully commit to the 2 year program. This “a la carte” option would also be appropriate for students or midwives who want to renew or refresh their knowledge base in a particular area.


If someone takes course a la carte and then later enrolls in the full 2 year program, there will be no reduced donation as consideration for the courses they have already purchased and completed.  The 2 year program is a package and the package cannot be amended.  Credits achieved through a la carte coursework do not apply towards the Certificate of Completion for the Midwifery Program.   


Additional Information

  • While actively enrolled, you are included in the Wise Woman Circle and get all the benefits of being a member of Indie Birth Association.
  • While we feel that our school is complete in terms of classroom learning, it does not include an apprenticeship nor do we have access to connect you with an apprenticeship aside from informal help when able. Our hope is that during or after you complete the program, you will be a valuable asset to any team or practice as an assistant or apprentice.
  • Indie Birth Private Contract Association (including Indie Birth Midwifery School) functions as a Private Contract Association (PMA) and all students and faculty must be members of IBPCA. Contract/application will be offered to you with enrollment package.