Career Advantage Program

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The Career Advantage Program (CAP) rates are reduced rate tuition options for adults who are returning to college to finish their degree. 

CAP Tuition Programs

Adult students enrolled in the following programs of study are eligible for Career Advantage Program, or CAP tuition:

CAP Tuition Rate

For the 2014-15 academic year, the CAP tuition rate is $377 per credit hour.

Every Newman student also pays a $16 per credit hour technology fee. This is used to provide Blackboard, campus computer centers, campus e-mail accounts and additional technological needs.

Laid-Off Workers

The CAP tuition rate is also provided for laid-off workers who attend Newman University. Undergraduate students who present an official lay-off or separation notice are eligible to receive tuition at the CAP rate for four consecutive fall and spring semesters.
This rate is provided for all programs except:

  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sonography
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

However, students still completing the pre-requisites for these programs may attend Newman at the lower tuition rate. Once they begin their specific program studies, regular tuition will apply.

CAP Rate Limitations

Due to the significantly reduced tuition, CAP rate students are not eligible for additional institutional financial assistance. This means that students who are charged the CAP rate will not be eligible for academic scholarships or Newman University grants. However, students may complete the FAFSA to determine their eligibility for federal assistance.

Financial Aid for CAP Rate Students

You may fill out the FAFSA online by visiting The Newman University code number is 001939.

CAP rate students are also encouraged to explore additional scholarship resources. Churches, service clubs, places of employment and other organizations and foundations may offer financial assistance.

Two helpful search engines are and

Student loans may be another source of funds for CAP rate students. By filing the FAFSA, students may determine their eligibility for loans and grants. Contact the Financial Aid office at 316-942-4291, ext. 2103.

CAP rate tuition applies for all summer classes at Newman University.


(Based on 12 credit hours)

CAP rate tuition per semester (for 2013-14)

Tuition: $360/credit hour for 12 hours $4,320
Technology: $16/credit hour for 12 hours $192
Total semester direct costs $4,512

Packaging Scenario 1

High-need students

Student with zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Pell Grant $2,865
Subsidized Stafford Loan (freshman level)*
Semester aid available $4,573
Semester costs -$4,512
Remaining credit $61

Packaging Scenario 2

Low-need students

 Subsidized Stafford Loan (freshman level)*  $1,750
 Unsubsidized Stafford Loan  $3,000
 Semester aid available  $4,750
 Semester costs  -$4,512
 Remaining credit  $238

*Stafford Loan amounts for independent students

Freshman Level (0-29 credit hours)

Subsidized Loan: $1,750 per semester
Unsubsidized Loan: $3,000 per semester

Sophomore Level (30-59 credit hours)

Subsidized Loan: $2,250 per semester
Unsubsidized Loan: $3,000 per semester

Junior/Senior Level (60+ credit hours)

Subsidized Loan: $2,750 per semester
Unsubsidized Loan: $3,500 per semester