Capella University’s Response to COVID-19

Our promise to you

Richard Senese, PhD, LP, Capella University President

Our top priority at Capella University is the health and well-being of our learners, faculty, alumni, and the communities in which we live and work.

Capella University faculty and staff are available to serve and support new and existing learners and alumni through their educational goals and studies.

  • Leaders in online learning: With 100% of Capella learners taking classes online, Capella University is uniquely designed to teach and support online learning.
  • Help when you need it: We are offering several flexible academic and financial options to make it a little easier for our learners to balance school and life.

Financial support

For more than 25 years, we have helped adult learners earn degrees while making the most of their time and money. Our commitment to learners is unwavering; as such, we have implemented several financial support measures to assist learners as they continue their educational journeys:

Maintaining tuition levels

As a part of our commitment to make college more accessible, we will not increase tuition rates through June 2021.

Academic support

Earning a degree takes more than just time and money. It requires thoughtful study and concentrated effort. During these challenging times, Capella is providing numerous academic support measures to help learners as they work to achieve their educational goals while balancing coursework with their daily lives:

Assignment flexibility

Faculty have been asked to work with learners who may be going through hardships or are having difficulty with coursework assignments to provide accommodations wherever possible.

More help

Additional help and resources are available to learners through LifeWorks. (Call 877-234-5151 or visit:

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