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Tuition for MEAC-Accredited Programs 

Tuition for 1-Year Immersion Program

$8,500

Tuition for 18-Month Program

$11,500

Tuition for 3-Year Program

$16,000

Tuition by Quarter:

1st Quarter:  $2500

2nd - 4th Quarters:  $2000 per quarter

5th - 9th Quarters:  $1500 per quarter

 

 Tuition for Other Programs

 

NARM Phase II & III (1st & 2nd Quarters)

$4500

Short-term stays

$300 per week

 

California Challenge Process for MLL Graduates

Application Fee

$150

Audit Fee

$400

CA Challenge Examinations

$2750

 

 

 Advanced Placement into 3-Year Program via PLEP

PLEP Application & Audit fee

$400

PLEP Enrollment Fee

$1750

Tuition 5th - 9th Quarters

$5000

 

 Fees

General Application Fee

$75

Repeat of Academic Component

$650 per quarter

Outstanding Academic Requirements

$100 per month

Late tuition payment charge

$100**

Make-up Examination Fee per Exam

$100

Administration Fee for Reorientation after Interruption of Program

$250 per week

Official Transcript

$25 per transcript***

Official Verification Fee

$25 per verification***

Replacement of MLL Identification Card

$10

Neonatal Resuscitation Program On-line Evaluation

varies per NRP

**See late tuition policy.

***Additional transcipts and clinical verifications are $10 each.

Students are given a receipt for all tuition and other fees paid. Ledgers are maintained in each student’s file and may be seen by appointment with a director.

Other Expenses

  • The cost of living in El Paso is inexpensive in comparison to other cities.  Students spend an average of of $500 - $800 a month, including rent, and housing is readily available in El Paso.  We recommend that students arrive with sufficient time (at least one week) to find a place to live and to get somewhat settled before the program begins.  There are often students looking for roommates.  We will help students interested in sharing accommodations to get in touch with each other.  Please write a letter or e-mail to Maternidad La Luz expressing housing requirements and let us know if we may give your contact information to other students.
  • There are several required books that are used in the program.  A list of these books is sent with the acceptance letter, which includes NARM's Reference List.  We recommend all students have these books as references in their own libraries.  Estimated cost of books is $500 to $750.  All required books are also found in the MLL library.
  • Students who are on-call need to possess a cell phone, the cost of which is borne by the student. 
  • All midwifery and emergency equipment is provided at the birth center.  Students do not need to purchase equipment and supplies.
  • Scrubs, close-toed shoes, and a watch with a second hand are to be worn during all shifts.  Students need to purchase at least two sets of scrubs before starting at MLL.  There are many used clothing stores in El Paso that sell scrubs at very low cost.
  • It is recommended that everyone have health insurance.
  • Each student must have reliable transportation during clinic hours; therefore finances for general car maintenance and insurance need to be considered.

Financial Aid

  • Maternidad La Luz provides one full scholarship per class to assist self-identified women of color in the study of midwifery.  This scholarship covers tuition for the 2nd through 4th quarters of study for students enrolled in the One-Year Program.  This scholarship may be divided if there is more than one student who qualifies for the scholarship.
  • MLL provides one scholarship for the 2nd through 4th quarters of the One-Year Program to one local aspiring midwife from El Paso / Cd. Juarez.
  • Students who are enrolled in the Midwifery Residency receive a full tuition scholarship for Quarters 5 - 9, and a weekly stipend to assist with living costs.
  • Students who are enrolled in a college or university may be able to arrange financial aid through their school.
  • Local women's groups or Chambers of Commerce may provide grants.
  • State work force agencies and state rehabilitation agencies have provided financial aid to Maternidad La Luz students.
  • Private loans may be available for those who qualify through their bank or credit union.
  • Maternidad La Luz is not enrolled in the Title IV Federal Student Loan Program.

 

 Refund Policy

To confirm placement in the program, an applicant is required to send in a signed enrollment agreement and the first quarter deposit three months before classes begin or by the date designated in the acceptance letter.  A full refund of this deposit is given if the applicant notifies the Director within 72 hours of mailing the signed contract.  If an applicant pays her deposit and cannot attend the class applied for, she may defer her start date up to one year.  If an applicant does not begin the program within one year of the original start date, she must re-apply.  Any money not refunded to her will be applied to her tuition. 

If an applicant decides not to attend, she must notify the director at least 30 days before the first day of class to receive a refund of tuition paid less a $100 administrative fee. 

Per the Texas Education Code, Section 132.061, students who begin a program and decide to leave will be refunded the pro rata portion of tuition and fees. If a student has completed 75% or more of a quarter, a student may not collect a refund. MLL will deduct from paid tuition $150 per week of any quarter that a student has at least partially completed, until the student gives notice of resignation. The balance up to 75% of tuition paid will be refunded to the student by check. For example, if a student pays $2000 in tuition and leaves after six weeks of enrollment, she will be refunded $1100. However, if she leaves after 9 weeks of enrollment--i.e., more than 75% of the quarter--she will not be entitled to a refund.

If a student begins the orientatioon, the orientation fee is non-refundable.  However the student may receive a refund of the first quarter tuition per the policies of tuition refunds described above.

 
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