EDUCATION UNCOMPLICATED:

Life can be complicated, quality education does not need to be.

New Charter University is the innovative solution to work/life/school balance you have been looking for.  Our revolutionary approach to higher education offers one of the most flexible and remarkably affordable university experiences available.

What makes New Charter University revolutionary?

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Individualized

STUDENTS FIRST and ALWAYS

Every decision we make and every action we take has the welfare of our students at the forefront.

USE the LEARNING of your LIFETIME

If you have gained competency through previous schooling, work experience, research, or individual learning you can use that to help you in progress more quickly through your courses and assessments.

INDIVIDUALIZED FACULTY SUPPORT

New Charter University has divided the professorial role in two. This model is similar to Western Governors University and Patten University. Instructors are highly qualified and credentialed faculty members who teach our courses and have direct academic relationships with each of their students. Evaluators are as highly qualified and credentialed as our instructors, but their sole responsibility is to use their expertise to evaluate student projects and assessments. Instructors do have stewardship for student progress and success.
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Simple

COMPETENCY-BASED to our CORE

We are a university entirely built around proven practices in Competency-based education.

EASY to NAVIGATE

Through our consistent course structures. No more adjusting to the requirements and expectations of a new teacher in every course. We use consistent instructional design for all of our courses. That means students know what to expect in every class. Exceptional and varied content is found in every class, but the structures of the units, exercises, quizzes, vocabulary lists, assignments, projects, and exams.

NO FAFSA, YES VA

NCU has intentionally opted not to participate in the US Federal Financial Aid system. Participation requires substantial costs associated with the administrative overhead to manage the extraordinarily complex system. The extra costs would necessarily be passed on to our customers which would force tuition up. We use lean edu-business practices and vigilant overhead oversight that ensure we can keep tuition low. NCU is proud to honor individuals who have sacrificed for the United States of America, so we do accept VA tuition programs.
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Flexible

NO WAITING

Our terms start nearly every Monday of the calendar year, so there is no need to wait to start. When life happens and you need to step away for a few weeks, it is easy to pick up right where you left off.

ALL ONLINE, ALL the TIME

All of our degree programs can be accessed online, anywhere there is internet connectivity, and anytime you want to study. We even have methods for you to access materials when you are not online.

FLEXIBLE PACING and ONE COURSE at a TIME

Students can choose how quickly or slowly they want to progress through their program. The modularity inherent in our educational model allows student to choose their pace. Our most successful students complete one course at a time. Please note, NCU is NOT a correspondence school. Students must complete the courses they attempt within the term. Failure to complete the course successfully within the term results in a failing grade and the course must be retaken.
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Attainable

FAIR ASSESSMENT PRACTICES

Exam Evaluators do not have any kind of direct interaction with the student, except through the written feedback on assessments that they provide students. They do not have accountability for student success so there is no incentive for evaluators to score artificially high or low. This preserves the fairness and objectivity of assessment evaluation. NCU adheres to the tenets of most recent edition of The Standards of Educational and Psychological Testing, a product of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). Published collaboratively by the three organizations since 1966, it represents the gold standard in guidance on testing in the United States and in many other countries.

LOW TUITION, NO INTEREST MONTHLY PAYMENTS

NCU promotes self-reliance and fiscal responsibility. To that end, we have created a remarkably affordable tuition reimbursement model. It is so affordable that many people can absorb into their regular monthly budget. We accept employer tuition programs. We also offer limited scholarships.

OUR STORY is YOUR STORY

NCU exists to meet the educational needs of students who have experienced the same life challenges as we have. Access to high quality education that reduces wasted time, resources, and effort and promotes work/life/school balance is what we are all about.