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Paying for Your Degree

Tips and Ideas to Help Pay for Your Tuition

We’re ready to help you find ways to pay for your degree to support your academic and financial success.

Create Your Funding Plan

Take charge of financing your education. We’re available to help if you have questions or need guidance.

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to walk you through paying for your education.

Download the guide »

Step 1. Estimate Your Costs

Calculate the tuition, textbooks, technology fees, etc., associated with your chosen program to get an idea of costs.

Estimate your costs »

Step 2. Reduce Your Tuition

Take advantage of multiple options to lower your tuition: scholarships and grants, as well as transfer credits and employer assistance.

Explore ways to save »

Planning Help

Talk with a financial aid advisor who can help you create a plan.

Schedule consultation »

Step 3. Determine Your Contributions

What can you afford to pay toward your education? Make a sample budget to help you stay on track.

Budget worksheet »

Step 4. Find Federal Loans

Federal loans are an option—after you explore all the others. Be a responsible borrower by only taking out what you need.

Funding options »

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Learn and Earn

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Find Funding Options

We’re here to help you find ways to pay for college without acquiring overwhelming debt. Capella financial aid advisors are available to guide you, or you can download our step-by-step financing guide.