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Capella's Military Benefits

In honor of your commitment and service to our country, Capella offers valuable benefits available only to service members, veterans, and their families:

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

CREDIT FOR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

FLEXIBLE OPTIONS

+ Discounted Tuition

Capella offers a 10% discount on graduate programs and a 15% discount on bachelor's programs for our students with a military affiliation, including those who are:

  • Currently serving in the United States military in an active duty, guard, or reserve capacity
  • The spouse of a U.S. service member currently serving on an active duty status
  • Have previously served in the U.S. military
  • A member of the United States Public Health Survey Commissioned Corps
  • A member of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
  • A civilian employee of the Department of Defense (note: only direct employees of the DoD are eligible; contractors are not eligible for this discount)
  • A dependent receiving Dependents Education Assistance (DEA, Chapter 35) benefits from the VA

+ Transfer Credit for Military Training and Experience

Whether you are a service member or a veteran, you likely have some training that may transfer into your Capella degree as course credits. Capella can evaluate your military training and experience by reviewing the transcripts provided by the service branches and by reviewing your CLEP and DSST examinations. Training and experience must be applicable to your program of study and meet an outstanding degree requirement to be considered for transfer.

+ Flexible Military Leave of Absence Policy

There may be times when your mission comes first and you have to put your degree on hold. If you are unable to participate in your course(s) due to your mission requirements, you have the option to request a Military Leave of Absence (MLOA).

Capella's MLOA policy is informed by the HEROES Act, which addresses Active Duty students who deploy in support of a war, national emergency or natural disaster. We also consider students who are being sent to sequestered training environments or are participating in field training and will not have Internet access during this period.

When your mission is complete, your Capella advisor will help you get back on track to complete your degree.

Memorandum of Understanding

In compliance with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, Capella University adheres to and respects federal criteria governing distance learning as stated in Executive Order 13607.

Military Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships that are offered to current service members, their family members, and veterans of all the branches of the military. To help start your scholarship search, we have compiled some online resources that can be used to help focus your efforts.

Transfer Credit for Military Training and Experience

Whether you are a service member or a veteran, you likely have some training that may transfer into your Capella degree as course credits. Training and experience must be applicable to your program of study and meet an outstanding degree requirement to be considered for transfer.

FlexPath: A Flexible Learning Option

Apply the knowledge you’ve gained through your military experience and earn a degree that fits your life. This tailored option allows you to set your own deadlines and take charge of your education by providing the flexibility and freedom of working at your own pace. Efficiently gain the skills employers seek, while also saving time and money.

All FlexPath programs are approved for VA benefits and by completing multiple courses per 12-week session, you can lower the cost of your degree, allowing you to preserve your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits* for your spouse, your dependents, or your next degree.

Explore FlexPath

*Although FlexPath is approved for GI Bill benefits, tuition assistance is pending.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Capella was named a Yellow Ribbon organization by the State of Minnesota at the 2010 Yellow Ribbon Summit.

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