Newman University announces financial aid to help families

May 25, 2021

Newman University has launched two new financial aid grant programs to help make a Catholic college education more affordable for families.

Starting with the 2021-22 academic year, Newman will offer its new Catholic Promise and Catholic Leaders of Tomorrow grants, which awards recipients up to $56,000 over four years to help fund their education.

The Catholic Promise grant is available to any first-time college student from a Catholic high school and attends Newman as a full-time student the first term after their high school graduation.

The guaranteed annual grant is worth $14,000 and renewable over four years.

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The Catholic Leaders of Tomorrow grant provides the same financial aid benefits to recipients as the Catholic Promise award. It benefits college bound students who were not able to attend a Catholic high school. Catholic Leader applicants should to be actively engaged in parish life beyond regularly attending Mass and demonstrate stewardship and commitment to Catholic values within their parish community.

Any parish priest may nominate graduating seniors from his parish for the grant. Nomination form submissions are required along with an application from the student.

President Jagger

Nomination forms for the Catholic Leaders of Tomorrow grant can be requested by priests or parish offices by contacting Newman University Admissions via email at [email protected]  or call 316-942-4242.

Newman President Kathleen S. Jagger said she is excited the university had added new financial assistance.

“We want to make a Newman education more readily available to Catholic families. We believe that making this investment will provide more opportunities for students to experience Newman’s degree of difference. I truly believe there is no better education for these times than a Catholic, values-based, liberal arts education,” Jagger said.