2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog addendum 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Expenses & Financial Aid


The following expenses and fees are effective for the 2021-2022 academic school year. The university reserves the right to increase or otherwise change tuition rates, fees and other charges at any time prior to the beginning of any semester.

Room and Board Per Semester

Full-time students are required to live in the university housing facilities during their first four semesters of enrollment or until junior standing is attained. The housing policy should be consulted for exemptions to this policy.

Full meal service will be provided except during scheduled university close-down periods. Refer to the student handbook for specific dates.

Freshman and Sophomore Housing Policy

Newman University has a freshman and sophomore on-campus living requirement. Students that meet the following criteria may apply for an exemption to the policy by filling out and mailing or faxing the Off-Campus Waiver Request and Parent/Guardian Permission Form available on the Residence Life Forms section:

  • Live within a 30 mile radius of the main Wichita campus with a parent/guardian
  • Are 21 years of age or older
  • Have reached Junior class standing credit hours (60+ credit hours successfully completed prior to the start of the fall semester)
  • Are married
  • Have a child that lives with them
  • Are a veteran of the Armed Forces who has served a full tour of duty

Room Rates

Please see the Newman University website for up to date information regarding room rates.

Meal Plans

Please see the Newman University website for up to date information regarding meal plan options and pricing.

Tuition Per Semester - Undergraduate

Tuition for each credit hour if enrolled for 1-11 credit hours $1,080
Flat tuition rate if enrolled for 12-18 credit hours $16,200
Tuition for each credit hour Above 18 hours $1,080
Audit tuition per credit hour $115

Education-Related Fees

Undergraduate application fee $25
Non-refundable UG admission deposit $100
Non-refundable housing deposit $75
Workshop rate per credit hour $167
Institutional technology fee per credit hour $28
Infrastructure and Support fee per credit hour $12
Student activity fee** $355
Facility fee** $75
New undergraduate orientation fee per student $160
(new first time student and transfer)
Examination/evaluation fee $30
Verification of nontraditional credit fee per credit hour $50
Graduation fee

$100 degree

$50 certificate

Late Payment fee* $160
Transcript fee $8

* For students who fail to pay their tuition in full or who are not signed up with the NBS payment plan.

** Required of any undergraduate student enrolled for 6 or more credit hours on campus OR any student who resides in on-campus housing.

Each student must provide textbooks and supplies required.

Newman University Student Financials Responsibility Statement

Agreement of Student Financial Responsibility

My Responsibility

I acknowledge that enrolling for courses at Newman University constitutes a financial obligation to the University. I understand and agree that I have personal financial responsibility for the payment of all tuition, fees, and other Newman University charges on my student account relating to my enrollment and/or attendance. I understand that, regardless of any expected reliance on any third-party resources, including but not limited to financial aid, family resources, employer reimbursement, government assistance or any other external resources, I remain personally and solely responsible for paying any and all outstanding balances.

Student Age

I understand and agree that if I am younger than the applicable age of majority when I execute this agreement that the educational services provided by Newman University are a necessity, and I am contractually obligated pursuant to the “doctrine of necessaries.”


After I enroll, I understand that my bill will be made available online and I will be sent notification of its availability to my University (@newmanu.edu) e-mail address. If I do not receive an e-mail notification, I agree that I am still responsible for the required payment and it is my responsibility to log into JetStream to view and pay any and all charges by the due date.

The current published tuition and fees schedules are available on the Newman University website as well as it is listed in this course catalog. Tuition and fees charges are subject to change every semester.

Third-Party Sponsors or Financial Aid

If I expect third party sources or financial aid to pay all or part of my financial obligation to the University, I understand that it is my responsibility to meet all requirements of grantors, lenders, employers, and other third parties on a timely basis to ensure disbursement of financial aid or sponsorships to my student account. I understand that if my financial aid or sponsorship is reduced or cancelled for any reason, I remain responsible for any outstanding balance and for reimbursing to the University any amounts that I am not eligible to receive. I also agree that Newman University may discuss my account with any third party sponsors.

Payment Due Date

Tuition balance due dates are listed in the Schedule of Courses for each semester and online on the Tuition and Fees page. Students who enroll after said due dates will have 30 days to pay their balance.

Payment Plans

Newman University is pleased to offer a monthly payment plan to enable students to more easily afford their educational expenses. The payment plan provides students with a low cost option for payment of tuition and other educational expenses. It is not a loan program; therefore, there is no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed and there is no credit check.

The plan provides students with flexibility in meeting their financial obligations to Newman University. With early registration and enrollment in the plan, students have the opportunity to eliminate down payment and instead make monthly payments over a semester. Detailed information about the plan is available online as well as in the Student Accounts Office.

Late Fees

I understand Newman will assess a $160 late payment fee for the first month each term for any unpaid tuition and fee balances and 1.5% monthly interest if I fail to pay in full or set up a payment plan by the due date.

Tuition Adjustment and Withdrawals

Upon withdrawal from the University, after the drop period, I may be eligible for a refund. The amount of refund due is subject to the official withdrawal date. I understand that the refund schedule is applied to tuition and room and board charges only. Fees and other charges are non-refundable when a student withdraws from a class. I understand that not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal. A student who leaves the University without an official withdrawal or who is suspended or dismissed from the University is not entitled to a refund except as requried by federal regulations. I understand that it is my responsibility to withdraw from the University within the appropriate deadlines for any semester to avoid financial obligation.

I understand that a refund may only be available if a student completely withdraws from Newman University. There is no refund given for an individual course withdrawal. Information on dropping or withdrawing can be found in the line schedule of courses.


Students with credit balances, after the posting of all charges and financial aid, are entitled to a refund. Refunds are mailed to the student at the current address on file. Refunds are issued only after verification of enrollment and class attendance. Refunds are mailed out within two weeks of the date that the credit is applied to the student’s account.

Students with credit balances may choose to leave all or any part of their credit balance on their account. Students must notify Student Accounts in writing of this decision.

Any credit balance $1.00 or less will not be refunded.

2021-2022 refund Schedule:

For 16 week sessions:

Prior to and including the 5th day of the term 100% Refund

After 5th day up to an including the 10th day of the term 90% Refund

After 10th day up to and including the 20th day of the term 75% Refund

After 20th day up to and including the 30th day of the term 50% Refund

After 30th day of the term no refund will be given

For 8 week sessions and less (including continuous terms):

Prior to and including the 5th day of the term 100% Refund

After 5th day up to and including the 10th day of the term 50% Refund

After 10th day of the term no refund will be given

Placement of Financial Holds

I understand Newman University will place a Financial Hold on my student record if I fail to pay all charges assessed to my student account by the due date. I also understand this Financial Hold will prevent the release of my academic transcripts and diploma and will prevent me from enrolling in future semesters until the debt has been paid in full.

Billing Disputes

I understand that if I believe a charge on my bill is incorrect, it is my responsibility to contact the department or office that has assessed the charge.

Collection Activity on Past Due Accounts

I understand that if my account becomes delinquent, Newman University reserves the right to pursue legal action against me, to transfer my delinquent account to a collection agency/third party service and/or report any delinquency to credit bureau(s). In addition to my outstanding balance, I agree to pay the University’s costs and fees, including attorneys’ fees and the fees of third party servicers/collection agencies, incurred in any litigation or collection activity resulting from my failure to pay.


I acknowledge that the enrollment action constitutes a financial obligation between me and the University and all proceeds of this agreement will be used for educational purposes and constitute an educational loan pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §523(a) (8). I understand and agree educational and related fees that are charged to my student account are non-dischargeable in bankruptcy absent an undue hardship determination will remain due after the bankruptcy is discharged, pursuant to United States Bankruptcy Code, 11U.S.C. §523(a) (8).


I understand that there is not an appeals process for outstanding balances.

Business and Communication

I authorize Newman University and its agents, representatives, attorneys, and contractors (including collection agencies) to contact me at the current or any future mobile phone number, home phone number and email address I provide to Newman University, including by way of automated telephone dialing equipment, or artificial or prerecorded voice or text messages, for purposes of University business, including collecting any portion of my student financial obligation which is due or past due.

Policy for Federal Financial Aid Recipients Who Withdraw from Newman University

Complete Withdrawal/Drop from all classes:

If you completely withdraw/drop from all of your classes, both you and Newman University (NU) may be required to repay some or all of the federal financial aid you have received for the semester. If you withdraw/drop, the Financial Aid Office is required by federal law to determine whether your NU refund should repay a portion or all of the financial aid that you received. If you completely withdraw/drop prior to the start of your courses or never attend any of your classes, all federal financial aid - including loans - will be returned to the federal aid programs.

After you withdraw/drop, if NU is required to return more money than is available from any tuition refund, you will be required to pay that difference to the Student Accounts Office.

What would happen if I failed to repay this aid?

If you fail to repay your portion of the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal DirectSubsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, or the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant, (TEACH) within 45 days, you will lose your eligibility to receive future federal and state aid. You will be reported to the Department of Education (ED) as an overpayment.

Partial Withdrawal

Withdrawing/Dropping courses within the term may require you to repay all or part of the federal aid you received. If you are considering dropping a class, it is important to visit with the Financial Aid Office before dropping to determine the impact on your financial aid.

Official Withdrawal/Drop

The student notifies the institution (usually the Registrar’s Office) of their intent to withdraw and completes the withdrawal process. The student’s withdrawal date is the date the student notifies NU of his/her withdrawal. The Financial Aid Office will use the withdrawal date to determine if financial aid needs to be adjusted. In the case of a student withdrawing completely from NU, the withdrawal date is determined by the date the student notifies the Registrar’s Office.

Unofficial Withdrawals

For students who do not begin the official withdrawal process or receive all F’s for a term, the withdrawal date will be the term midpoint (50%) or last date it was determined the student attended an “academically-related activity” whichever is latest. Academically related activities include:

  • Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students;
  • Submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
  • Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution;
  • Participating in an online discussion about academic matters; or
  • Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.

NU is required to determine the withdrawal date for withdrawal within 30 working days of the end of the period of enrollment, the academic year, or the program - whichever is earliest. The date of withdrawal is used in determining how much aid a student has earned.

Reducing Enrollment Levels

The Financial Aid Office monitors enrollment levels (number of credit hours taken) each term. If you drop courses and fall below the minimum credit hour requirements, you may be required to repay all or part of the aid you received. Any pending disbursement of your Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized loan(s), Grad PLUS, and/or PLUS loan(s) may be cancelled if you withdraw or drop below half-time enrollment.

Additionally, the grace period on your Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans and Federal Perkins loans will begin once you withdraw or drop below half-time enrollment (six credit hours-undergraduate; three credit hours-graduate). Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan borrowers have a six-month grace period before payments are required. Federal Perkins borrowers have a nine-month grace period. If you withdraw or drop below half-time enrollment, and you have a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized, or GRAD PLUS loan, you should contact your loan servicer. If you have a Federal Perkins loan, you should contact the Newman University Student Accounts Office at (316) 942-4291 ext. 2168.

Future Financial Aid Eligibility/Scholarships (SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS) Dropping any number of credit hours or withdrawing completely can affect your future eligibility for financial aid because you may not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. All institutional scholarships require a completion of 24 credit hours per academic year. If students drop below the required hours they will be put on warning the following semester. If students do not meet standards during this “warning” semester, they will become ineligible to receive the institutional scholarship. Students may file an appeal through the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Please refer to the SAP policy in the catalog or visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Return of Federal Financial Aid Funds for Title IV Recipients

The Financial Aid Office at NU is required by the Department of Education (ED) to recalculate federal* financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, or are dismissed prior to completing 60% of the semester. This is the required federal refund policy and does not take into account NU’s institutional refund policy. The return of funds for Title IV recipients is a federally mandated calculation, which calculates the portion of federal loans and grants the student was entitled to earn by comparing the total number of calendar days in the term to the number of days completed before the student officially or unofficially withdrew.

If NU is required to return more money than is available from any tuition refund, then the student will show unpaid tuition and will be asked to pay that difference to the Student Accounts Office. Students may be required to repay funds directly to the ED, if repayment is not received within 45 days. The Financial Aid Office may collect funds on behalf of the ED within the first 45 days of withdrawal.

Recalculation will be based on the percentage of earned aid using the following formula:

The amount of Title IV financial aid that a student earns is determined by multiplying the percentage of the payment period completed by the total amount of Title IV aid disbursed or that could have been disbursed. The percentage completed is determined by the total days in that semester.

Days attended in the semester / Days in the semester = Percentage completed total

If the percentage completed exceeds 60% or less, federal regulations state that the percentage earned is the same as the percentage completed. Compare the amount of financial aid earned and the amount already disbursed to the student to determine the amount of financial aid that is unearned. If the amount earned is less than the amount disbursed, Title IV financial aid must be returned.

Refund Distribution - Prescribed by Federal Law and Regulation

The refund is applied to the programs in the order they are listed:

  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  3. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  7. Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)
  8. Other Title IV Aid Programs

*Federal financial aid consists of Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH), Perkins Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and Graduate PLUS and Direct Parent PLUS Loans.

Financial Aid

Awarding Policy

The Financial Aid Office at Newman University assists academically capable and qualified students who might otherwise be unable to obtain an education at the university. The Financial Aid Office provides aid to all students with documented financial need without regard to race, color, creed, sex, handicap, and national or ethnic origin.

Newman University expects the parents and student to contribute what they can toward the cost of the student’s education. To the extent that funds are available, awards to meet financial need-costs over and beyond the family contribution-will be arranged in a financial aid package, containing both gift and self-help forms of assistance, which will best serve the student. Consideration for aid is given first to students who meet the priority deadline for the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and completion of their financial aid file.

To be considered for financial aid, applicants must (1) complete admission procedures, (2) submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (3) submit any supplemental forms and (4) enroll in an eligible program or be degree-seeking. A student’s financial aid is based on full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted on the award letter.

Student aid funds are made available only for purposes directly related to obtaining an education at Newman University, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and modest personal expenses. Classes being taken must be going toward an eligible academic program.

Should a student receiving federal funds find it necessary to withdraw from courses at Newman, the appropriate federal program must be refunded per the federal refund policy.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

U.S. Department of Education regulations require that Newman University establish Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for federal and state financial aid recipients. Students receiving Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work Study, any Federal Direct Loan Programs, and/or other federal or state aid must meet the following standards to ensure that only those students demonstrating Satisfactory Academic Progress towards the completion of their educational programs continue to receive financial aid.

The standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress measure a student’s performance in three areas: Qualitative Evaluation (cumulative grade point average), Quantitative Evaluation (cumulative completion rate), and Maximum Time Frame. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be measured at the end of every semester. Notification of failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress will be mailed to the student’s permanent address after the grades are posted.

QUALITATIVE EVALUATION (Cumulative GPA): The Financial Aid Office evaluates grade point average as the measure of Qualitative Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) assessed by the Registrar’s Office. Evaluation of SAP occurs after each semester (fall, spring, or summer). A student who is a recipient of Federal Title IV program funds during the semester will be evaluated. If the student meets GPA standards used by the Registrar, they are considered to meet Financial Aid SAP for the Qualitative Evaluation component.

Undergraduate 2.00 GPA
Graduate 3.00 GPA

QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION (Completion Rate/PACE): The Financial Aid Office evaluates the Quantitative Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) by reviewing the cumulative rate of credit hours successfully completed as a percentage of total hours attempted. A student receiving Federal Title IV program funds must be progressing toward a degree or certificate. Transfer credit hours that apply to any degree or certificate at Newman University will be counted in the evaluation formula. Students must complete a minimum of 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted. The Financial Aid Office considers remedial or developmental credits in the calculation. Grades that qualify toward successful cumulative completion are A, B, C, D, and P. Grades that do not qualify are F, WD, and IN. A grade of IN, once the course is completed, will then be considered in evaluation of progress.

MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME: Federal regulations limit a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid to no more than 150% of the published length of the educational program. All attempted, withdrawn, and/or transferred credits that apply to a student’s program count toward this maximum time limit. If a student changes majors or degrees, the student may request that the timeframe be reevaluated for the new program.

Examples of maximum timeframe:

Associate’s Degree 62 required hours - max timeframe reached at 93 attempted hours
Bachelor’s Degree 124 required hours - max timeframe reached at 186 attempted hours

Transfer Hours: All transfer students applying for financial aid must meet the minimum standards described above. Financial aid will be held until transcripts from all schools attended by the student have been received and reviewed. It is required by federal regulations that all periods of enrollment be reviewed whether or not aid was previously received.

Financial Aid Warning: At the conclusion of each semester (including summer), all students receiving Title IV aid will be evaluated to determine whether or not they are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If the student is failing to meet SAP standards, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the following semester (for which the student is enrolled). Warning status will not prevent the student from receiving financial aid. If the student meets the minimum SAP standards during the warning period, the warning is then resolved with no further action. Students who are placed on Financial Aid Warning will receive written notification from the Financial Aid Office of their status.

Financial Aid Suspension: If at the end of the warning period the student again fails to meet the minimum SAP standards, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and cannot receive the assistance of federal or state financial aid. Students placed on Financial Aid Suspension (with the exception of those placed on Financial Aid Suspension for maximum timeframe) may have their aid reinstated when all Satisfactory Academic Progress deficiencies have been met. A request of reinstatement will need to be made in writing. Students who are placed on Financial Aid Suspension will receive written notification from the Financial Aid Office of their status.

Appeal Process & Probation Status: Students who are suspended from financial aid may submit an appeal of the suspension if there are extenuating circumstances affecting the student’s performance. Extenuating circumstances include (but are not limited to) illness, severe injury, or death in the family.

Appeal forms are available in the Financial Aid Office and are also included with the notification of Financial Aid Suspension. Appeals must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the next term of enrollment or by the deadline specified in the notification. Appeals received after that date may not be considered.

Incomplete appeals will not be considered. Appeals must include the appeal request form, a signed, typed personal statement, a current mailing address, and a complete unofficial transcript printed from Jetstream. If appealing due to Maximum Timeframe Suspension, a Degree Plan will be required. The Degree Plan must be completed with the assistance of and signature of the student’s advisor. The Degree Plan will be in addition to the items listed above.

Appeals will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. If an appeal is approved and the student will be able to meet SAP standards by the end of the next enrollment period, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. Students who are attending on Financial Aid Probation must successfully meet the minimum SAP standards by the end of the probation period to ensure continuation of financial aid eligibility.

The Financial Aid Office has the option based on professional judgment, to require a student placed on Warning or Probation to complete an Individual Academic Plan. The Individual Academic Plan will ensure the student is moving toward SAP in a specified timeframe. This may include one or more of the following: referral to support services, a reduced course load, scheduled counseling sessions, or adjustments to financial assistance. Students are expected to follow their Individual Academic Plan.

Appeal decisions will be e-mailed to the student following the Financial Aid Appeals Committee meeting. Aid will be based on available funding at the time of reinstatement.

All decisions of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee are FINAL. In the case of Financial Aid Suspension due to Maximum Time Frame, aid eligibility cannot be reinstated by student performance if the student’s appeal is denied by the committee.

Financial Aid Warning, Probation, and Suspension are separate from Academic Probation and Suspension, which are monitored by the Registrar’s Office.

Student Employment

Part-time jobs are available on campus and off campus through both the Federal Work-Study Program and the Newman University Employment Program. Students are also assisted in locating off campus jobs through Student Services.

Student Loans

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans are available and awarded based on need. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate (PLUS), and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are available and are not need based. A separate credit check is required for all Federal Direct PLUS loans. To be eligible for loans, undergraduate students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours per term and graduate students must be enrolled in 3 credit hours per term.

Federal Grants

FEDERAL PELL GRANTS-the need-based Federal Pell Grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Education. Students enrolled may be eligible for awards up to $6,345 (2020-2021) in an academic year.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (SEOG)-The need-based SEOG supplements other forms of assistance following guidelines provided by the Department of Education. The grants up to $1,000, are awarded to students with the greatest financial need and have Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Awards are subject to fund availability.

FEDERAL TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT- Provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who are completing or who plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. In exchange for the grant, students must sign an Agreement to Serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received a grant. If the grant recipient fails or refuses to carry out his or her teaching obligation, the amounts of the Federal TEACH Grants received will be converted to Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan and must be repaid with interest that would have accrued since time of disbursement.

Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and must be accepted into an eligible program at Newman University. (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Unified, ESOL Curriculum and Instruction, Reading Specialist Curriculum and Instruction.) Due to Sequestration, any Federal TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2019 could receive a maximum award of $3,764.

Kansas Aid Programs

KANSAS COMPREHENSIVE GRANT -The Kansas Legislature has established the Comprehensive Grant to help offset the cost of private education for Kansas residents who choose to attend Kansas independent colleges and universities such as Newman. The need-based award for 2020-2021 is scheduled to be worth up to $3,500. The Comprehensive Grant is administered by the Kansas Board of Regents. To be considered for the award, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline and complete all of the requirements while funding is still available. Students may receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters.

OTHER KANSAS PROGRAMS -The Legislature has established the Kansas Minority Scholarship, the Kansas Teacher Scholarship, Kansas State Scholar and the Kansas Nursing Scholarship programs. Each program requires applicants to meet eligibility requirements, to submit a separate scholarship application and supporting documents appropriate to each program and to complete the FAFSA.

University Scholarships/Grants

The University Scholarships and Grants program provides university aid for full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters. The scholarships and grants are available for use in flat-rate tuition programs only.

General Scholarship Information

For Newman scholarships and grants, full-time student status is defined as enrolled in 12 credit hours per term. Students must earn 24 or more credit hours per academic year.

Institutional scholarships apply to tuition and fees only, unless otherwise specified.

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA (CGPA) unless specified differently in the award renewal criteria.

Transfer students who have less than 24 credit hours must also provide their high-school transcripts. Any scholarship or grant decision will be based on review of both college and high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores if applicable.

By law, scholarship amounts may be amended based on financial need as well as merit.

Full-tuition grant recipients will only receive scholarships up to the flat rate amount per semester, not automatically their full tuition.

The institution encourages students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to receive institutional scholarships (See Financial Aid).

The university, through the enrollment management team, reserves the right to review and revise the scholarship and grant programs as needed.

Saint John Henry Newman Scholarship (formerly John Henry Cardinal Newman scholarship)

Eligibility: First time, full-time freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and community involvement. Recipients must complete 32 hours of community service each Fall and Spring semester. (64 hours per academic year). Limited number of students selected. Recipients must live on campus.

Application process: Based on a competitive selection process.

Renewable: For a total of 8 semesters based on a continued 3.4 NU cumulative GPA and fulltime enrollment. (Must complete 24+ hours each academic year.)

Award: Full-tuition (flat rate) scholarship. Student must live on campus.

National Merit Scholarship

Eligibility: Any incoming freshman who has been recognized as a National Merit finalist. Recipients must live on campus.

Application process: Application for admission and transcripts needed

Renewable: For a total of 8 semesters based on a continued 3.5 NU cumulative GPA and fulltime enrollment. (Must complete 12+ hours each semester.)

Award: Full tuition (flat rate)

Freshmen Academic Scholarships

Awards are based on a student’s performance on the ACT or SAT score and high school grades. Other factors may be taken into consideration.

Renewable: For a total of 8 semesters based on a NU cumulative GPA range and full-time enrollment. Must enroll in 12 credit hours per term and earn 24 credit hours per academic year.

Award: Ranges from $11,000-$15,000

Transfer Scholarships

Academic awards are based on a student’s transfer GPA. Other scholarships may be available for transfer students depending on their financial need.

Renewable: For a total of 4 semesters based on a NU cumulative GPA range and full-time enrollment. Must enroll in 12 credit hours per term and earn 24 credit hours per academic year.

Award: Transfer students are offered various scholarship packages

ASC Community Leader Scholarship


First time, full-time freshmen with a high school GPA: 3.0+ and outstanding service record. Deadline Dec. 1. Recipients must complete 45 hours of community service each Fall and Spring semester. (90 hours per academic year)

Application process: Special application (available in Admissions Office), including a resume of service and letter of recommendation

Renewable: For a total of 8 semesters based on a continued full-time enrollment, cumulative GPA of 2.75 and full participation in the Community Leader Program. Must enroll in 12 credit hours per term and earn 24 credit hours per academic year.

Award: $17,500

Athletic Scholarship


Full-time students (12 credit hours per term) who are involved in varsity athletics

Renewable: Must meet NCAA eligibility. Must earn 24 credit hours per academic year and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Award: Amounts vary

Institutional Scholarship Awarding

The total financial aid package for individual students is based on several criteria. Academic merit, cocurricular/athletic talent and financial need as well as whether the student lives on campus or off-campus are factors that are considered when determining the maximum institutional awards for each student. Adjustments may need to be made if one of these factors changes. All scholarships/grants/educational benefits will be taken into consideration when determining institutional aid eligibility. Please see the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Adjustments to College Awards

Due to federal and state regulations that prohibit awarding more money than a student’s documented financial need, some students may have their university award adjusted-depending upon the outcome of their needs analysis and eligibility for other types of financial aid.

Students may appeal for an extension of their institutional scholarship due to not meeting the minimum GPA requirements, not earning 24 credit hours in an academic year, or unable to complete degree within 8 semesters (first-time students)/ 4 semesters (transfer students) by completing an appeal request form and submitting it to the financial aid review committee. Deadlines for appeal submission are as follows:

August 1
January 3
May 22

Other External Scholarships

Students often have access to scholarships provided by a parent’s place of employment, churches, service clubs, other organizations, and foundations. All applicants are encouraged to explore such possibilities.

Free scholarship search engines on the Internet include: www.fastweb.com and www.finaid.org.