Military Education Benefits
Military and Veteran Education and Employment Benefits
Capella University is approved by the Minnesota State Approving Agency to grant veterans education benefits. Learners may determine their eligibility for veterans benefits by visiting www.gibill.va.gov or contacting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 1.888.442.4551. Learners can find more information about veterans education benefits on the Military Support page on Campus.
Capella honors the following military and veterans education benefits:
• Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
• Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606)
• Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) (Chapter 35)
• Tuition Assistance and Top-Up
• Minnesota GI Bill
• Edith Nourse Rodger Stem Scholarship
• Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRAAP)
Capella also honors the following military and veterans employment benefit:
• Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)
In compliance with 38 USC § 3679(e)(1)(B), Capella will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, or other institutional facilities, or the individual to borrow additional funds as a result of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funds from the VA under chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment) or 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits).
Yellow Ribbon Program
In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Capella University is a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Learners can find more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program on the Military Support page on Campus.
Capella Service Grant
Because only veterans are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, Capella offers a grant program for active duty servicemembers (and their dependents) who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the 100 percent level. If tuition and fees exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s annual benefit limit, the Capella Service Grant will cover the unmet cost. Learners can find more information about this program on the Military Support page on Campus.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
Capella University accepts Tuition Assistance (TA) vouchers from each branch of the United States military, as well as the National Guard, Reserve, and Department of Defense (DoD). Capella is also a partner institution with ArmyIgnitEd. Capella University has signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, which took effect in September 2014. Capella University has submitted its intent to comply with executive order 13607, Principles of Excellence. To learn more about any military or veteran benefits, please visit the Military Support page on Campus.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.