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Scholarships, Grants & Discounts

Achieve Your Goals While Saving Time & Money

There are many ways to save money and reduce student loan debt on your Capella online degree program. You can transfer credits, earn credit for prior learning, and take advantage of military, employer and, association discounts. If you’re a current student, you can apply for a grant. Both new and enrolled students may apply for scholarships.

To learn more, call 866.933.5832 or email one of our enrollment counselors, each of whom has extensive training in financial aid planning, and can answer any questions about how best to finance your education.

12 Ways to Save


FlexPath: More Flexible, Efficient Learning

FlexPath, our new competency-based format allows you to complete course work at your own pace throughout each quarter, but without weekly due dates or discussions. You can enroll in up to 2 courses at a time, but you are not limited to the total number of courses you can complete in a quarter. Learn more about FlexPath.


Start Now and Save up to $10,000

By enrolling at Capella University now, you can save thousands of dollars on your tuition. Capella grants, as well as scholarships for new students, are not based on financial need and do not require repayment. Instead, these special grants and scholarships are available to anyone who enrolls in a qualified program and meets specific eligibility requirements. View all available grants and scholarships to find one you qualify for.



Capella also offers scholarship opportunities for enrolled students to help you fund your online degree. We can also help you find scholarships from outside resources.


10-15% Military Discounts

Capella University is committed to supporting our community of service members, veterans and their spouses as they progress toward their education goals. In addition to a dedicated military support team, Capella is proud to provide a 10-15% military tuition discount to eligible students.


Employer & Association Discounts

Tuition discounts from Capella-affiliated employers, colleges and professional associations can make your degree more affordable. Learn more about Capella's alliances.


Transfer Credits

Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. Select programs may allow you to transfer credits from other accredited universities — saving you thousands on the cost of your degree.


Credit for Real-World Learning

You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. By demonstrating your knowledge in a subject gained through experience and background in a subject, you may be eligible to gain credit for your knowledge and prior learning outside a formal courseroom.


Sophia Low-Cost Undergraduate Courses

You can save time and money by choosing to take your general education required courses at our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, rather than at Capella. For example, fulfilling just two of your general education requirements would typically take 3 months and cost about $3,000. You could complete these same requirements at Sophia in under 60 days — for around $650.


Accelerated PhD Programs

Almost all of our PhD programs are based on cost per quarter, rather than number of credits. This means you can maximize your course load and complete your degree faster — saving money on tuition. Contact an enrollment counselor to learn more.


Streamlined Programs

Complete your degree faster and save thousands with streamlined programs or combined degree options. Contact an enrollment counselor to learn more.


Free e-Books

Students in select programs have access to free online textbooks, which means a lower overall cost and quick access to content. Contact an enrollment counselor to learn more.


Employer Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — even if they do not have a formal program. Check with your human resource department or manager to see if you are eligible.

Contact an enrollment counselor at 1.866.736.1745 or email us to learn more about saving money on your Capella education.