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Tuition and Fees

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As a student in the Midwifery Education Program, you will be required to pay your tuition fees and cover the following additional expenses.

Please note that it is not possible to work while completing your six terms of clinical placement.

Need financial support? Check out whether you qualify for Student Financial Assistance or Awards and Scholarships.

Billing Units

Tuition fees are based on the number of billing units of enrollment.  The majority of pre-clinical courses meet for three hours per week and are one billing unit, but some courses can be up to three billing units. Midwifery clinical courses are typically five billing units. The number of billing units can be found in the course descriptions in the undergraduate calendar.      

Additional Expenses


Required textbooks can cost up to $1,000 per year.


While the majority of students are placed in the geographic area of their choice, there is a possibility that you may need to relocate for some placements. If you do need to relocate, you will need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.


During your clinical placements, you will require the use of a car to attend births in hospitals, clients’ homes and other out-of-hospital settings.


Prior to entering MWF 121 Fundamentals in Midwifery Care I, you will need to obtain the following items:

  • Watch that measures seconds
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Stethoscope
  • Fetoscope
  • Tape measure
  • Thermometer

Prior to entering MWF 320, Complex Care I, you will need to obtain a baby scale.

Practice Requirements

You will be responsible for paying the costs of meeting practice requirements where those costs are not included in tuition or ancillary fees. This includes:

  • CPR training
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) training
  • Health screening
  • Mask fit testing
  • Criminal reference check


Upon completion of the program, you will need to write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE) (external link, opens in new window) . The cost to write the CMRE is approximately $900. In addition, there are significant fees payable for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario (external link, opens in new window) .