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PhD Education Grant

PhD Education Grant

Capella University is pleased to announce a $15,000 grant opportunity — the largest grant amount we have ever offered — for new students who enroll in an eligible PhD in Education program and meet all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirementsPDF.
  • Must be a new student starting a program at Capella University between August and November 2014. Former students re-applying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic StandingPDF) and/or good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAPPDF).
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt.
  • Must be accepted into an eligible Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education program.

How to Apply for the Grant:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply Now for the for the PhD in Education Grant.
  3. Once you are admitted to Capella, begin courses on on August 11, September 8, October 13, or November 10, 2014.

Grant Application Deadline:

Apply before your course begins and no later than Monday, November 10, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Grant Details:

  • The grant can be applied only to an eligible Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education program.
  • The grant will be applied to each recipient's Capella account equally over 11 consecutive quarters ($1,364 per quarter) during the third week of each quarter.
Start date Date of first grant disbursement
August, September, or October 2014 January 2015
November 2014 April 2015
  • If the recipient does not remain continuously enrolled or does not remain enrolled through the first 2 weeks of the quarter, the award for the missed quarter will be forfeited.
  • Recipients who do not use the full grant award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the grant award.
  • The grant may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The grant is intended to address your cost of attendance, including, but not limited to, tuition and fees.
  • Recipients who graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future grant disbursements canceled.
  • Recipients of this grant are not eligible for other Capella grants or discounts (except military discount).
  • Capella University faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children, are not eligible for the grant.


Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.739.7361 to learn more about this grant opportunity and explore Capella programs.

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