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BSW First Course Discount

Take your first Bachelor of Social Work course, on us.

Do I qualify?

Must be a newly admitted student and acknowledge terms and requirements

Student must meet Capella University admission requirements. Must be a new student (or former student reapplying to the university) accepted into and enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program in the GuidedPath learning format at Capella University by April 2023.* Must complete this application form before 11:59 p.m. Central Time the day courses begin.

*Refer to details below for further information regarding student eligibility criteria.

Returning students may apply

To be considered a former student reapplying to the university, the student must not be currently enrolled in the university and must meet one of the following criteria below:

  • Graduate of a Capella certificate or a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program in the GuidedPath or FlexPath learning format.
  • Discontinued from the university for over four quarters.
  • Administratively withdrawn from the university.
  • Program of prior admittance to the university has been restaged or retired.
  • Applying to a program at a different degree level than program of prior admittance.

Must meet academic standards

Adhere to all applicable Capella University policies, including but not limited to academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing) and financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP).

Enrollment requirements

  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the discount.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have the discount canceled.

How the BSW First Course Discount affects program costs

How the BSW First Course Discount affects program costs

  • The BSW First Course Discount is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to tuition. Books, supplies and other fees apply. Travel expenses for residencies, practicum, etc., are not covered by the scholarship.
  • The BSW First Course Discount can be applied only to the first course of the Bachelor of Social Work program, in the GuidedPath format, for the April 2023 start date.
  • The First Course discount will be applied to each student’s Capella account during the third week of the first quarter, pending satisfaction of eligibility requirements.
  • Following the first course, standard tuition and fees apply.
  • Under no circumstances will recipients be eligible for cash payment or other compensation for the value of unused disbursements.
  • Recipients of the BSW First Course Discount are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships or discounts in excess of 15%, with the exception of the Capella Tuition Cap, if eligible.
    • Recipients of the BSW First Course Discount, who are also eligible for the Capella Tuition Cap, will remain eligible for the Capella Tuition Cap and the cost of the first course will apply to the student’s overall tuition cap threshold.
  • Capella University and its affiliates’ (Strayer University, Devmountain, Hackbright Academy and Strategic Education, Inc.) faculty and staff, their spouses, domestic partners and dependent children are not eligible for the BSW First Course Discount.

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