Cost & Transfer Credits
Tuition & Fees
Courses $510 per credit
Enroll in up to 3 courses per quarter. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can graduate significantly sooner.
Comprehensive Exam $2,780 per quarter
5 credits minimum.
Dissertation $2,780 per quarter
20 credits minimum.
Residency $1,495 per residency
6 residencies required; travel, lodging, meals and other expenses not included.
This tuition estimate is effective July 11, 2016, and is subject to change.
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.
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 within the past 10 years will be considered. With your permission, we will request your transcripts on your behalf and pay any associated fees.
Transfer up to 50 quarter credits.
This average program tuition cost does not reflect any discounts or grants. Book fees, residency travel and lodging fees are also not included.
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Potentially save money 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 866.933.5942, 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.