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Financial Aid Staff

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. 

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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.

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Tracy Duffy

Tracy A. Duffy
Associate Director of Financial Aid
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Hometown:  Ellicott City, Maryland

My advice to someone applying for financial aid:  Visit Capitol’s website for scholarship opportunities and apply for as many scholarships as possible.  Pay attention to deadlines and if you are a Maryland resident make sure you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st each year.  We encourage students to attend our scholarship workshops that give effective tips on applying for scholarships.

What I love most about working at Capitol:  Most of all our students.  Also, our commitment to always reach out and work one-on-one with students and parents through the financial aid process so they don’t feel like just another number like at other larger universities. 

Why I work in financial aid:  It is very rewarding to help students make college affordable and to see their dream become a reality when they walk across the stage on graduation day.

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.