Capella University Announces Plan to Cover Tuition Assistance Funds for
Existing Military Learners
The online university to provide tuition assistance funding for the spring
term for existing military learners with the Air Force, Army, Marines and
MINNEAPOLIS -- March 18, 2013
In response to the decision of the Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and
Army to suspend their tuition assistance programs due to the sequestration and
other budgetary pressures, Capella University (http://www.capella.edu) has
announced that it will cover the tuition assistance (TA) funding for the
spring quarter 2013 for approximately 300 existing military learners who have
been impacted by the suspension. The Navy has not yet eliminated its tuition
assistance program. Approximately 14 percent of Capella learners are
affiliated with the military. As of Dec. 31, 2012, more than 36,000 students
were pursuing an online degree at Capella.
Capella will provide tuition assistance funding through grants for existing
military learners for the spring 2013 term, which typically amounts to $167
per credit. Although the TA programs offered by the military typically limit
the amount of funding that military students can receive at $4,500 per year,
the funding that Capella will be providing will not count toward that amount.
“At Capella, our goal is to assist our men and women in uniform achieve their
educational dreams, and this action will help ensure that continues to
happen,” said Scott Kinney, president of Capella University. “It is our
privilege to assist our military learners in pursuing their educational and
About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that
has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for
working adults. About 75 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 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 23 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of
Dec. 31, 2012, 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 http://www.capella.edu 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), www.capella.edu.
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
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