Capella University Announces New Grants and Savings of up to $13,725 for New Students


As part of its ongoing effort to make higher education more affordable, Capella University (, a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, is offering an updated series of grant opportunities for new students. New students who enroll in an eligible Capella University online bachelor’s degree program can save up to $13,725 by pursuing general education and elective subjects with SOPHIA Pathways for College Credit™ (SPCC) and after receiving a grant covering the costs of the SOPHIA courses.

For prospective students affiliated with the military, Capella is offering a new grant of $10,000 for new students who enroll in any business or IT doctoral program by Sept. 8, 2014, and meet other requirements.

For nurses, a new Nurse Leader Grant, of up to $5,000 depending on degree level, is also being offered for new students who enroll in select Capella online degree programs by Sept. 8, 2014. The Future of Nursing, an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, recommends that by 2020 the number BSN-educated nurses should increase to 80 percent, and the number of DNPs should double.

The full listing of available grants can be found at Several of the grants can be combined with up to a 15 percent reduction in tuition for those affiliated with the military or certain Capella corporate alliance partners (

As of Dec. 31, 2013, approximately 35,000 students were enrolled at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at

About Capella University
Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Over 70 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 21 certificate programs. Approximately 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Dec. 31, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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*Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

About SOPHIA is a social education platform that provides free resources including 40,000 academic tutorials on a variety of subjects. The site also offers free college readiness resources that include ACT test prep; College Prep Path ways in algebra, statistics and biology; and College Success Skills to help students navigate the college experience. In addition, SOPHIA offers an affordable path to a college degree with SOPHIA Pathways for College Credit™ (SPCC) – online courses for college credit priced at$329 per course.

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