Laid-off Workers

Self-Improvement through Higher Education

When the economy turns sour many adults seize the moment to rebuild their toolset in preparation of the next upswing in the economy. Granted, just thinking about returning to college is often overwhelming for many adults. But, those anxieties are quickly eased by our Newman staff who are excited to get you on a path of study that fits your schedule and educational needs.

Newman's Laid-off Workers Program provides an economical means for area residents who find themselves without a job due to current economic cutbacks and layoffs. This avenue allows you to obtain the benefits of self-improvement through higher education.

The program provides a reduced tuition rate to laid off workers for select undergraduate majors*.  This can mean up to 50 percent less in tuition costs. In order to receive the reduced tuition rate, laid off workers must present their official corporate employment separation notice during the enrollment process. Students can begin studying under the reduced rate during the spring, summer or fall semester, and can continue under this reduced rate for four consecutive fall and spring semesters. Summer semesters may also be utilized and do not count toward the four semester total.

* Majors exempt from the Laid-off Workers Program are:

  • Radiologic Technology
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Nursing               


To learn more about this program contact Linda Sabala .

Career Advantage Program (CAP)

Newman University offers a reduced tuition rate for college students in certain programs and those who have been laid-off from their jobs. Learn more about NU's Career Advantage Program.

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