First-Year and Transfer Students
Applying for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Sources
There are lots of sources for financial aid awards, but they can be categorized under three groups:
- Merit and Recognition Scholarships and Grants, which recognize individual students for academic talent, service or leadership achievements
- Need-based Financial Assistance, which helps families meet the cost of attending Capital minus their family contribution. These can be grants or loans.
- Other Sources of Financial Aid, like third-party awards from community groups, service organizations or private corporations; off-campus job opportunities; and federal or alternative loans
Federal Verification Review Process
Capital University is required by federal law to conduct verification of selected students’ financial aid. Get more information about the verification process.
Here are the steps you need to take:
- Apply for an FSA ID and Password with the U.S. Department of Education (ED). These credentials will let you use various ED online systems and is necessary to electronically sign your FAFSA.
- File the FAFSA electronically. You will need Capital's Title IV Code, which is 003023. If you can’t file the FAFSA electronically, please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional guidance.
If you find yourself in unusual circumstances or have extraordinary information that can’t be included on your FAFSA, you can request a Special Circumstances Review after you submit your FAFSA.
Once you have been accepted to Capital, you will be able to view your financial aid award on myCap. All you’ll need is your Capital username and password to access the site.
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Important Financial Aid Info
Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students
|CAPITAL UNIVERSITY 2023-2024 COST BEFORE AID|
|Tuition - Full-time (12-19 hours)*||$20,649 / semester||$41,298 / year|
|Tuition - Part-time (under 12 hours)||$1,377 x credit hour = cost||$1,377 /credit hour|
|Overload Tuition (over 19 hours)||Apply only after 19 hours||$1,377 /credit hour|
|* In rare instances where a student needs to take 19 credits, approval by the Provost’s Office is required. Students enrolling for more than 19 semester hours pay an additional overload fee per semester hour.|
|Health and Wellness (Full-time students only)||$110/year|