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Grants

Financial Support with No Payback Required

Grants are a form of educational funding that are considered gifts and do not need to be paid back. Grant eligibility may be based on degree program, field of study, financial need, or a combination of factors.

Grants can be used to pay for education expenses including such school charges as tuition, room and board, fees, books, supplies, equipment, dependent child care expenses, transportation, and rental or purchase of a personal computer.

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Capella Grants

Capella offers grants to new students who enroll by the deadline, complete a specified number of courses, and maintain good academic standing. Late applications will not be accepted. New students are only eligible to apply for one of the grants listed below.

$15,000 PhD in Education Grant

New students who start an eligible PhD in Education program between August and November of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $15,000, distributed over 11 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply for the grant before their first course begins and no later than November 10, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
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$8,000 Bachelor's Completion Grant

New students who start a bachelor's program between September and December of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $8,000, distributed over 8 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$3,000 MBA Grant

New students who start their program on October 13 or November 24, 2014, and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed evenly over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than November 24, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$4,000 Master's in Information Systems and Technology Management Grant

New students who start their program between September and November of 2014, and pass their first course are eligible to receive $4,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than November 10, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$3,000 Master's in Education Grant

New students who start their program between July and December of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed evenly over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

3,000 Master's in Human Resource Management Grant

New students who start their program between September and November of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than November 10, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$3,000 Master's in Leadership Grant

New students who start their program between July and October of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than October 13, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$3,000 Public Service Master's Grant

New students who start an eligible public service master's program — including MS in Public Safety, MS in Human Service, MPA, and MNML — between September and December of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$3,000–$5,000 Health Career Grant

New students who start an eligible DHA, DrPH, MHA, or MPH program between September and December 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive a grant ($3,000 for master's programs or $5,000 for doctoral programs), distributed over 7 consecutive quarters for master's programs and 8 consecutive quarters for doctoral programs. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$1,500–$5,000 Nurse Leader Grant

Nurses who hold an RN license who start their program between September and December 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive a grant ($1,500 for certificate programs, $3,000 for bachelor's programs, $4,000 for master's programs, $5,000 for doctoral programs), distributed over 7 consecutive quarters (4 quarters for certificate programs). To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply for the grant before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$1,495 PhD Colloquium Grant

New students who start an eligible PhD program (Education, Human Services, Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, Public Safety, and Counselor Education and Supervision), pass their first course, and attend colloquium during or before spring quarter 2015 are eligible to receive $1,495. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply for the grant before their first course begins and no later than September 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements.

$10,000 Military Advance Doctoral Grant

New students with a military affiliation who start their PhD in IT, PhD in Business Management, DBA, DPA, or PhD in Public Safety program between July and December 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $10,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply for the grant before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.

To see if you qualify for this grant, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.866.736.1677.
View grant requirements

Federal Grants

Federal grants are available to Capella students who qualify.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell grants do not need to be repaid. The Pell Grant is based on financial need, and awarded to eligible students in a bachelor's program. The maximum Pell Grant award is $5,645 per aid year. The actual award depends on the student's enrollment status each quarter (full time or half time).

Per federal regulations, scholarship awards may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.

Learn more about Pell Grants.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are based on exceptional financial need and are awarded to Pell recipients that have demonstrated financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution EFC provided by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award amount depends on your financial need. Because the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is considered to be "gift aid," it does not have to be repaid.

TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grants

TEACH grants are offered to students who commit to teaching in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The grant is available year-round and is renewable each aid year (as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements) for a benefit of up to $4,000 per financial aid year (up to $8,000 in aggregate for graduate-level students).

Who is eligible?

Students enrolled in Capella's MS in Education program in one of the following specializations:

Recipients must also agree to teach full-time in a high-need field in a school that serves low-income families for a total of at least 4 academic years within 8 years after completing or withdrawing from your program.

Learn more about TEACH grants.