Welcome to the Cap Family! | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Welcome to the Cap Family!

  • Congratulations on your acceptance. Now it’s time to start your first assignments. (Well, really just your next steps.) Use the suggestions and links below to get you on your way to changing the world! Welcome to Capital University.


    Share your acceptance packet with your family members and celebrate your accomplishment! While you’re at it, let your friends know by tagging a photo of yourself with your acceptance folder or certificate to #CapFam.

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    We make it easy and award your Capital scholarships directly from the materials collected with your admission application. Look for a fun packet in the mail with the good news! Learn more about our renewable scholarships. (We also have awards for transfer students.)  

    FAFSA and Financial Aid

    FAFSA is your key to all need-based financial assistance. Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023. You can file for free online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine what types of federal, state and institutional need-based aid you are eligible to receive.


    Your financial aid award will let you know your estimated cost to attend Capital and include your merit award(s) and any need-based aid that results from filing the FAFSA. There are a number of payment strategies for meeting your remaining costs at Capital.

    We are here for you. Your admission counselor would like to personally discuss your financial aid award package with you and your family. We are happy to do a comparison of our award with other financial aid packages you have received to maximize your college choice options and help you find the best fit.



    Even if you’ve already been on Capital’s campus, a visit after being accepted can be a game changer for your college search. Consider a personal meeting with your admission counselor and a tour with a current student. Call 614-236-6101 or schedule a visit to find your perfect opportunity. We can’t wait to see you soon!


    Make sure you know your admission counselor as they can be your lifeline for any questions about Capital or your college decision in general! Our counselors can answer questions about majors, AP or college credit, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, Columbus, Bexley and more! Meet our counselors and find out who you are working with or email us at admission@capital.edu if you need help figuring it out. We love hearing from you!



    An Enrollment Deposit is required to officially reserve your place in Capital’s incoming class. Deposit checks can be made payable to Capital University and mailed to Capital University, Admission Office, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394. Deposits for Fall 2019 received prior to the May 1 deadline are fully refundable by written request until May 1, 2019.


    After sending your deposit and joining our class, you will sign up for your Summer Orientation Day! Summer Orientation is a jam-packed (and super-fun) one day program where you meet with an adviser to finalize your fall class schedule, get your Capital photo ID picture and email address, complete financial paperwork and meet your fellow classmates.


    More than 90% of our first year students live on campus in our residence halls! (We also have residence hall options for transfers.) It’s the best way to integrate yourself into campus life (can’t beat a 5 minute walk to literally everything you need!) and take advantage of all that Capital (and Bexley) offers. All first and second year students that live outside of a 30-mile radius of campus are required to live in the residence halls. Those that live within 30 miles are encouraged to do so but also have the option to commute. Learn more about residence life.


    Welcome Weekend, residence hall move-in and the start of classes take place in late August each year. These days will mark the start of your Capital career and one of the most exciting milestones of your life! You won’t forget a moment of your first days at Capital. From Move-In Day to Back to Cap week and our annual activities fair, we promise you will love it! So mark your calendars now for the first day of class on Monday, August 19, 2019!