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 lpc@birthingway.edu.

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 (info@birthingway.edu). 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.