Cost & Transfer Credits
Tuition & Fees
Tuition varies by lower and upper-division courses:
- Per lower-division credit (courses numbered at the 1000-2000 level) $321 per credit
- Per upper-division credit (courses numbered at the 3000-4000 level) $371 per credit
Enroll in up to 3 courses per quarter. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can graduate significantly sooner.
Capella is committed to a transparent pricing policy. In addition to your tuition, you may be responsible for additional costs, such as textbooks and an application fee. Find out more about the best financing and payment options to help you complete your program.
Federal aid is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more and get help organizing your financial aid tasks with Capella’s financial aid planning checklist.
Credit for Prior Work Experience, Knowledge, and Training
Through Capella's prior learning assessment, you can earn credit for demonstrating the relevant, college-level knowledge you've gained through formal and informal work training, continuing education programs, self-instruction, and other sources.* After faculty review and approval, you can apply these credits to reduce the cost and time to complete your degree.
*Residents of Washington may receive credit for prior learning only in the bachelor's and MBA programs
Earn Credit for Your Previously Earned Certifications
Capella values the knowledge you’ve demonstrated by earning your industry recognized professional certifications. Our academic experts have evaluated select certifications that are relevant to our degree programs and reflect learning that aligns with Capella’s competency-based curriculum. Submission of Documented Credit materials is a streamlined process, as your knowledge has already been assessed through attaining your certification.
Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. Many students save substantially by transferring previous academic course work into their Capella program. Course work completed at an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution will be considered, regardless of how long ago they were earned. With your permission, we will request your transcripts on your behalf and pay any associated fees.
Transfer up to 135 credits.
Sophia Low-Cost General Education Courses
Sophia Pathways: An Accelerated, Flexible, Low-Cost Option for Fulfilling Your General Education Credits
Save money and take your Bachelor's general education required courses faster through Sophia Pathways: Capella’s self-paced learning partner. Just like at Capella, Sophia courses are offered online — only you can take them whenever you like, at your own pace, for a fraction of the cost.
Learn more about Sophia Pathways.
Explore More Ways to Save Time & Money
Save money and graduate faster with grants, scholarships, military tuition discounts, and more.
Capella provides support to keep students and alumni on track, academically and financially. We offer in-depth financial aid counseling as well as online resources such as webinars, financial calculators, and more. Your enrollment counselor has extensive training in education financing and is ready to answer your questions.
To learn more, call 1.866.933.5836, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.