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Capella Progress Reward—$1,000 Certificate Scholarship

Progressing in your degree takes hard work. We recognize your dedication by offering $1K toward your tuition costs as you persist in your program. Capella Progress Rewards are scholarships for new students and are not need-based.

Eligibility requirements

Student criteria

Must be a new student (or former student reapplying to the university) accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program in the GuidedPath learning format at Capella University in August, September, or October 2019.* 

Academic standards

Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing) and/or good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP).

First course

Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.

*FlexPath applicants not eligible.

How to apply

Step 1

Use application fee waiver code SC2019 to submit your Capella University admission application. Already applied? Skip this step.

Step 2

To start your program on Aug. 5, Sept. 9, or Oct. 7, 2019, apply for the Capella Progress Reward before courses begin.

$1,000 Capella Progress Reward

Eligible certificates

  • Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior
  • Health Administration
  • Nursing
  • Play Therapy
  • Public Health

Capella Progress Reward details

The Capella Progress Reward can be applied only to an eligible certificate in the GuidedPath learning format. The $1,000 will be applied to your Capella account during the third week of the quarter, disbursed equally over three consecutive quarters ($334 per quarter).


Start Date Date of First Disbursement
August, September, or October 2019 January 2020
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future disbursements canceled.
  • In some circumstances, Capella quarterly tuition may be lower than a quarterly disbursement. In other cases, recipients may complete their programs before they receive all quarterly disbursements. Under no circumstances will recipients be eligible for cash payment or other compensation for the value of unused disbursements.
  • Recipients of this Capella Progress Reward are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15%.
  • The Capella Progress Reward may decrease the amount of funding that can be offered from other sources, such as federal financial aid.
  • The Capella Progress Reward is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • 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 Capella Progress Reward.

Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.679.9682 to learn more about this Capella Progress Reward and explore Capella programs.

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