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Meet Our Financial Aid Staff

Our financial aid staff is here to help you with any financial aid questions you may have as you explore your interest in Capitol Technology University. Below you’ll find their names, roles at the university, and information on how they can best help you become a part of our community. We invite you to use this page to reach out to them with any questions you may have throughout your financial aid process.

To make an appointment, find your designated staff member based on the first letter of your last name and click Schedule an Appointment. 

Tamika Barnes

Tamika Barnes
Associate Director of Financial Aid
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Hometown: Nanjemoy, Maryland

What I’ve learn from working with Capitol Students: You can simply "Be Yourself." Capitol students are motivated to learn which they communicate with their positive attitudes and determination.

My advice to someone applying for Financial Aid: Don't assume that you are not eligible! Apply early! Apply every year! Pay attention to deadlines. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Reach out to your counselor for assistance. Apply for as many scholarships as you can and plan ahead!

What I love most about Capitol: I love that Capitol is a small close knit community. Capitol has always felt like a family environment for all students and alumni. I have had the pleasure to see a lot of student grow and succeed.

Kim Wittler
Director of Financial Aid
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Hometown – Pasadena, Maryland

What I have learned most from working with Capitol students: Our students exemplify the university motto - "Find a way or make one."

My advice to someone applying for financial aid: The Financial Aid philosophy is that everyone qualifies for some type of financial aid whether it’s scholarships, grants or loans.  The key is to apply early and often. Do not assume you don’t qualify.  There is scholarship money for red-heads, left-handed individuals, STEM, veterans, career changers and my favorite, broccoli lovers.  Every year hundreds of thousands of dollars go unused in scholarship aid because students do not apply.  So apply and apply and apply. Search the internet, use the scholarship links and the “How to apply for Scholarships” packet prepared by the Financial Aid team.  Follow us on Facebook and read the What’s New on the MyCapitol financial aid page for upcoming scholarships.

What I love most about working at Capitol: Capitol Tech is a diverse, inclusive and open community where everyone knows your name, is free to be themselves, and genuinely wants to help each other.  Watching our students grow and mature personally, academically and professionally is most rewarding.  There is nothing better than helping others attain their educational goal that leads them to their long term personal and professional goals.