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Advantage Institute for Professional Studies

Welcome to the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies!

Earn Your Degree at the Speed of Life

The Advantage Institute for Professional Studies at Avila University is a progressive and innovative approach to adult education in Kansas City. Flexible scheduling. Real-world instruction with faculty who are experts working in their fields, your academic experience will transcend traditional textbook learning. 

Designed for Working Adults

For more than 20 years we've been helping working adults, parents, caregivers, and others earn degrees at their pace; with classes scheduled year-round and starting almost monthly, you can have your diploma sooner than you think. Professional networking. Face-to-face engagement. Learning that goes beyond the lecture, that's your advantage at Avila.


Degree Programs:

Complete your coursework on your own terms with eight-week, online, on-campus, hybrid, or weekend-intensive options.

The Avila Advantage

Avila's degree programs are intended to meet students where they are in life; allowing busy, working adults to become successful students, while enhancing their life, both personally and professionally. This is done by offering:

  • Rolling enrollment and well-established undergraduate and graduate programs. Avila has a long (20+ year) reputation of serving students just like you.

  • Flexible class schedules to fit your lifestyle. As we appreciate the uniqueness in every person, we have programs that adapt to your personal needs and professional aspirations.

  • Professional, real-world instructors. Learn from those who know best! Our instructors are successful professionals who share their expertise with you the student.  

  • A value-based educational experience, as a non-profit University we are committed to the development of the whole person. We want to Inspire you to Inspire others.

Tuition and Fees:

25% Discount Off of Tuition

Now available to all workers who are displaced, laid-off, or furloughed. This discount is available to your spouse or partner as well. Apply within six months of separation from your employer and enroll in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 classes to qualify.

Tuition information is updated here, under the "U.S. Resident Undergraduate Student Tuition & Fees" bar.


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  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


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NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

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