Capella University Announces Plan To Cover Tuition Assistance Funds For Existing Military Learners

MINNEAPOLIS — 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 ( 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.

“It is our privilege to assist our military learners in pursuing their educational and career objectives.”

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 career objectives.”

About Capella University
Capella University ( 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 or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552)

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),


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