Tuition Waiver Program

Birthingway is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We also seek to cultivate a diverse body of care providers in the effort to address healthcare disparities for historically and currently low-resourced or marginalized communities.

Birthingway offers a tuition waiver to address barriers to entry in the lactation consultation profession for people who identify as a member of a group or community that is underrepresented in this field. These groups include, but are not limited to, People of Color, non-native English speakers, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. People with a lived experience of drug addiction, homelessness, or incarceration may also meet this criteria.

Full eligibility criteria is included in the application form, available here:
2017 Lactation Consultant Tuition Waiver Application

If you have any questions about this tuition waiver or how to fill out this application, please contact Birthingway’s Lactation Program Coordinator at

Submit this application no later than June 15, 2017.
Applications will be accepted by mail/drop-off (12113 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97266), fax (503-760-3332), or email ( If faxing or emailing, please call 503-760-3131 to confirm receipt. Tuition Waiver Award recipient(s) will be notified and given details of the amount of their award on or around July 24, 2017.