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Doctoral FlexPath Capella Progress Reward for Strayer Alumni

Progressing in your degree takes hard work. In recognition of your dedication, we’re offering alumni of our affiliate, Strayer University, a Capella Progress Reward that takes 50% off your first billing session tuition for a doctoral degree program in the self-paced FlexPath learning format.

Books, supplies and other fees apply.


Do I qualify?

Must be a newly admitted student in good standing

Student must meet Capella University admission requirements. Must be a new student (or former student reapplying to the university) accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program in the FlexPath learning format at Capella University by January 2023.*

*GuidedPath and certificate applicants are not eligible. Refer to Progress Rewards details below for further information regarding student eligibility criteria.

Find out more about the FlexPath learning format.

Must be an alum of Strayer University

Must be a graduate of a Strayer University bachelor’s or master's degree program.

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:

  • 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  • Administratively withdrawn from the university.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 award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue or withdraw from Capella will have all future disbursements canceled.

How Progress Rewards affect program costs

How Progress Rewards affect program costs

  • The Capella Progress Reward 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 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 can be applied only to an eligible doctoral program in the FlexPath learning format. 
  • The 50% discount for the first billing session tuition will be applied to each student’s Capella account during the third week of the first billing session, pending satisfaction of eligibility requirements. 
  • Following the first session, standard tuition and fees apply. 
  • In some circumstances, Capella billing session tuition may be lower than a FlexPath billing session disbursement. In other cases, recipients may complete their programs before they receive all FlexPath billing session disbursements. Under no circumstances will recipients be eligible for cash payment or other compensation for the value of unused disbursements.
  • Recipients of the Capella Progress Reward are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships or discounts during the first billing session, unless otherwise noted in the eligibility requirements of the additional applicable scholarship.

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.

Eligible programs

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Find funding options

We’re here to help you find ways to pay for college. Capella’s financial aid advisors are available to guide you, or you can download our step-by-step Financing Guide.