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:
CREDIT FOR TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
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:
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.
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.
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.
*Although FlexPath is approved for GI Bill benefits, tuition assistance is pending.
Capella was named a Yellow Ribbon organization by the State of Minnesota at the 2010 Yellow Ribbon Summit.