Surprisingly Affordable

9 Myths about Private Nonprofit Higher Education

9 Myths About Private Nonprofit Higher Education
Myth 1: Private colleges are not affordable

FACT: Because of generous institutional student aid policies, private colleges* remain affordable to students from all backgrounds. Read more...

Myth 2: Federal student aid drives up college costs

FACT: The myth that federal student aid drives up college tuition has been refuted by empirical evidence and by the real-world actions of colleges and universities. Read more...

Myth 3: Private colleges enroll only white, wealthy, traditional students

FACT: Students at private colleges are as racially/ethnically and economically diverse as their peers at four-year public universities. Many older, working, and part-time students attend independent institutions. Read more...

Myth 4: Many college graduates leave school with more than $100,000 in debt

FACT: The overwhelming majority of college borrowers have manageable loan levels. Read more...

Myth 5: A college degree is no longer a good investment

FACT: Over the course of an individual's lifetime, a college degree is still the best investment a person can make. Read more...

Myth 6: Fewer students are choosing to attend private colleges

FACT: Enrollment at private colleges continues to grow, and the number of independent institutions has held steady for the past 30 years. Read more...

Myth 7: All private colleges have billion-dollar endowments

FACT: Most private colleges do not have large endowments. Read more...

Myth 8: Private colleges are not innovative or flexible

FACT: Private colleges are attuned and responsive to the changing needs of students, and to the financial, demographic, and technological transformations affecting higher education and the nation. Read more...

Myth 9: Private colleges are not transparent or accountable

FACT: Through federal and state regulatory and reporting requirements, the accreditation process, and broad dissemination of consumer information, private colleges are held accountable to students, policymakers, and taxpayers. Read more...


Think we can't fit in your budget?

With tons of scholarships, grants and financial aid available, Newman can give you high quality education at a surprisingly affordable price. Our small nurturing environment and faculty mentors help ensure each student's individual success, something you just don't get at larger, public universities. So, no matter where you attend Newman classes - in a classroom or online - you'll feel the difference in our personal care and our academic expectations.

Visit with a financial aid counselor to learn first-hand what your personalized financial aid package from Newman looks like!

Benefits of attending Newman University

  • Less than 1% of full-time freshmen students ever pay full tuition.
  • The average full-time freshman receives $10,000 – $12,000 in scholarships and grants.
  • 100% of NU scholarships and grants are renewable (based on academic performance).
  • 51% of NU students come from households with an average gross income (AGI) of $60,000 or less per year.
  • The personal care and attention Newman students receive is a value in and of itself.
  • Our Careers Services office and Alumni office work to assist current students and alums in their job search.
  • Small class sizes ensure you get the attention you need.
  • Instructor's doors are always open outside of class.
  • There are no rooms full of strangers; rather a campus full of friends.
  • A flat tuition rate makes it possible to finish your degree early at no extra cost.
  • Transfer students do not give up the care and attention they've grown accustomed to.
  • Transfer students in Kansas and surrounding states (Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado) who have received their Associate's Degree will receive a $1,500 scholarship per year for two years for a total of $3,000.