Capital University is a non-profit educational institution. The tuition, fees and other charges paid by students cover approximately 75 percent of the institution’s instructional and operating costs. The balance is provided by generous gifts from alumni and friends, income from university endowment, and support from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD *
The Capital University Board of Trustees has established the following tuition, room and board charges for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Tuition and General Fees (1)
Full-time Enrollment (2)
Undergraduate Traditional - Full Time
per credit hr.
Enrollment Overload Charge (per credit hour over fulltime)
Student Activity Fee (Traditional Undergraduates-Only)
Student Health and Wellness Fee
Traditional Residence Hall (3)
Room and Board (double) + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan
Capital Commons Apartments
Room (only) (four per apartment)
$5,170 /(9 mth.)
College Avenue Suite Style Housing
Double + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan
Single + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan
Capital University Apartments (two per apartment)
9 Month Room Only
12 Month Room Only
Sheridan Houses (Double)
9 Month Lease
12 Month Lease
$9,716/ (12 mth.)
- Information on tuition, fees and policies for students enrolled in summer sessions appear in the separate brochure for this program. (Nursing Students take one summer session.)
- Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 - 18 semester hours per semester.
- The basic room and board plan provides for double room occupancy and “Ultimate Plan”. For a complete listing of all the residence hall rates and other room and board plans, please obtain this information at http://www.capital.edu/Room-and-board-Rates/. Detailed Housing-Policy information may also be obtained from the Office of Residence Life, 614-236-6811, http://www.capital.edu/Housing-Policy/.
Auditing a Course (per credit hour) - See Undergraduate Academic Policies, Regulations and General Information section of the Bulletin
(Full-time undergraduate students are permitted to audit up to four (4) credits per term at no extra charge.)
$105/per credit hr
The University Competency Assessment Panel (UCAP) reviews competency statements and determines if academic credit can be awarded.
More detailed information about competency assessment procedures can be obtained by requesting a copy of the Guide to Experiential Learning from the Student Services Office (Harry C. Moores Campus Center). Approved UCAP credits will be recorded on the student records when a receipt of the appropriate fees stamped by the Student Accounts Office (Yochum Hall) is received in the Registrar’s office.
$50 / portfolio submission
$10 / per credit transcription fee
Credit by Examination (per credit hour) - See Undergraduate Academic Policies, Regulations and General Information section of the Bulletin
$50 / per credit hr.
I.D. Card Replacement
Late Payment Fee
Late Registration Fee
$55 / course
Parking Permit - see University Motor Vehicle Regulations
Student Resident Permits (S D. W. T. H. Permits)
Student Resident “O” Lot Permits
Student Commuter - Day Permits
Student Commuter - Par-Time and Evening Permits
$200 / yr.
$160 / yr.
$160 / yr.
$100 / yr.
Residence Hall Room Charge Deposit - see below
Returned Check / Refused Credit Card Form Charge
Transcript Fee - Cost based on order and delivery method
(Additional postage cost for overnight delivery)
$5 - $10
Course Fee per credit hour for:
NURS 300 (6), NURS 301 (3), NURS 326 (8), NURS 365 (8), NURS 400 (4), NURS 416 (5), NURS 418 (5) NURS 420 (4), NURS 450 (3), NURS 463 (7)
Nursing Equipment (approximate)
$120 - $150
Professional Lability Insurance (approximate, commencing with enrollment in 100 level nursing course)
Uniforms and Lab Coat (approximate)
Conservatory Primary Lesson on Primary Instrument (1 hr. lesson /week) per semester
Conservatory Secondary lesson on Primary or Secondary Instrument (1/2 hr. lesson/week) per semester
Group Lesson (a relatively small number of students taught by one instructor simultaneously)/per semester
Dance Technique Courses (MUSIC 274, MUSIC 275, MUSIC 276): Taught at Ballet Met facilities / per semester
Professional Education Fee (PEF)
Education Testing Fee (EDUC 401)
Terms of Payment. All tuition, fees and deposits for each semester are due and payable as provided in this bulletin. University charges may be paid by cash or check. The student is responsible for prompt payment of university charges unless other payment arrangements are requested in writing and approved by the Student Accounts Office prior to the payment due date. Student billing information will be available electronically at the students capital.edu e-mail address, payments also may be made via the Web. For additional information, please refer to the Student Accounts web site. Payments for first semester are due by August 14, 2017 Payments for second semester are due by December 16, 2017.
Students who have been awarded financial aid will receive information from the Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts explaining how the financial aid will be applied toward the student’s account.
Tuition Payment Plans. For persons wishing to budget annual costs on a monthly basis, a 10-month payment program is available through a management service. Information on this plan may be obtained from the Student Accounts Office.
Transcripts and Graduation. Satisfactory settlement of all financial obligations to the university is required before graduation or before academic transcripts are released.
Special Deposits and Fees
- Each student is required to pay a $100 Residence Hall Room Charge Deposit or to make arrangements with the Office of Residence Life to live off campus. The deposit is credited to the student’s room charge if the student enrolls the following semester, and is refundable only upon written notification received by the Office of Residence Life no later than May 1, 2017. All students living in university residence halls are required to be on the university board program.
- Any full-time student in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the Conservatory of Music seeking certification in teacher education will be charged a Professional Education Fee (PEF) of $455. All PEF payments are non-refundable.
- Tuition Waiver Certificate Service Fee. Persons wishing to use a Tuition Waiver Certificate issued to their employer by the School of Nursing or the College of Arts and Sciences must submit the certificate with a $50 per course service fee to the Finance Office. Information on this program may be obtained from the School of Nursing or College of Arts and Sciences.
Withdrawal: Payment Obligations and Refunds. To withdraw from an individual course or to withdraw completely from the university, the student must complete and submit the appropriate form to the Registrar’s Office. No refund will be made without such official written notification.
For a student who officially withdraws from the university during a semester, the amount of tuition refunded is determined by the student’s official withdrawal date as set by the Registrar’s Office. The amount of tuition refunded is calculated as follows:
||- withdrawal through the 2nd week of the semester
||- withdrawal during the 3rd & 4th week of the semester
||- withdrawal during the 5th & 6th week of the semester
||- withdrawal after the 6th week of the semester
For students who withdraw from Capital and are on the university room and board plan, you will be refunded on a pro-rated basis based on the date of checkout and key return with the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
Financial aid awards for students who withdraw also are subject to adjustment.
A student who feels that individual circumstances warrant exception to the above policy may file a written appeal with the director of Student Accounts.
Tuition and Fees Refund Policy. When students register for courses or request an assignment in our residence halls, students are accepting responsibility for charges unless they withdraw in accordance to university policies. The following are Capital University’s refund policies: exceptions to these rules are made only under conditions determined by the University.
- Tuition, Room and Meal Policy
- Standard Academic Year Refunds
- Non-Standard Refunds
- Room and Board Refunds
- Financial Aid and Refunds
Notice of Withdrawal
In order to be eligible for a refund upon withdrawal and/or the dropping of a course, a student must notify the University Registrar’s Office in writing of his/her intentions or should complete the course drop online via WebAdvisor. Tuition refunds are calculated as of the date of withdrawal or last class attended as verified by the instructor of the course being dropped.
Capital Dining Disclosure
All funds and plans purchased for use in the Capital Dining program are for the personal use of the account owner and are non-transferrable. Unused meal plans expire at the end of each semester. Cap Bucks associated with meal plans and those purchased above and beyond those associated with meal plans, will carry over from the Fall to the Spring Semester, expiring at last day of spring term.
All meal plan and student Cap Bucks purchases are non-refundable. All purchases are considered final. Exceptions will be made for processing errors. All refunds for processing errors will be refunded to the credit card used for the purchase. Contact Aramark for processing error issues.
For students who withdraw from the university, meal plans will be refunded on a pro-rated basis as determined by the Residential and Commuter Life Office and in accordance with the University’s policies.
Tuition, Room and Meal Policy
Students who withdraw from the University or drop individual courses within the first six weeks of the semester are held responsible for tuition and fees based on the student’s official withdrawal and/or drop date as determined by the Registrar’s Office. University housing and board plans will be refunded on a pro-rated basis as determined by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. The official check-out date will determine the pro-rated refund for all housing related charges. Should a student withdraw or drop coursework after the sixth week of the semester, no tuition is refunded. University housing and board plans will continue to be refunded on a weekly pro-rated basis based on your official check out date. Course fees will only be refunded if they are dropped during the two week add/drop period. The same policy applies to emergency leaves.
Standard Academic Year Refunds
For standard courses, (14 to 16 weeks in length) the refund policy is:
- Withdrawal through the 2nd week of the semester 100%
- Withdrawal through the 4th week of the semester 75%
- Withdrawal through the 6th week of the semester 50%
- Withdrawal after the 6th week of the semester 0%
As stated above, the deadline to receive any refund(s) for a course fee (i.e. Private/Group Lessons, Nursing Clinical Fees, Professional Ed Fees …) will be the second week of the semester. No course fees will be refunded after this date.
Medical withdrawals will follow the university’s approved withdrawal policy. Medical appeals will be handled on a case by case basis. The effective date of withdrawal and/or drop is determined by the last date attended as verified by the instructor.
Any unpaid charges owed by the student will be deducted from the calculated refund.
Traditional Undergraduate Summer Sessions
Refunds are based on 10 weeks of class.
In the summer sessions, enrollment dropped on the days listed below will warrant the corresponding refund:
- Withdrawal through the 2nd week of the semester: 100%
- Withdrawal through the 4th week of the semester: 75%
- Withdrawal through the 6th week of the semester: 50%
- Withdrawal after the 6th week of the semester: 0%
Capital University also offers courses that are listed as Mods (courses generally 6-8 weeks in length) and Mod OTH (courses that are 3-5 weeks in length). The Mod OTH courses are often short term courses that are only offered in the summer. An example of this type of course would be in the Summer Science Institute. These refund policies are listed below.
Modified (Mods) - Courses 6-8 weeks in length
- Through 1st week of the course: 100%
- Through 2nd week of the course: 75%
- Through 3rd week of the course: 50%
- After 3rd week of the course: 0%
The deadline for course fees to be refunded is the end of the first week. No refunds for course fees will be issued after this date.
Modified Other - Course that are 3-5 weeks in length
- Through 2nd day of the course: 100%
- Through 4th day of the course: 75%
- Through 6th day of the course: 50%
- After 6th day of the course: 0%
The deadline for course fees to be refunded is the end of the 2nd day of course. No refunds for course fees will be issued after this date.
Summer Science Institute. In the Summer Science Institute, sessions I and II, the tuition refund available is calculated by calendar days.
- Days 1 and 2: 100%
- Days 3 and 4: 75%
- Days 5-8: 50%
- After 8th calendar day 0%
Room and Board Refunds
Students who withdraw from the University during the semester must move out of university housing within 48 hours following the exit interview. The effective move out date will be determined by the Director of Residence Life and Housing and generally coincides with the date items are removed from the residence halls and when keys are returned. Exceptions must be approved by the Director of Residence Life and Housing. Upon checking out, students must turn in the appropriate paperwork along with the key.
For students withdrawing on a voluntary basis, housing and board refunds are granted on a pro-rated basis and generally coincide with the date items are removed from the residence hall and when keys are returned. Resident students who withdrawal, take a leave of absence or choose not to attend school without fulfilling their signed housing agreement will be charged a housing cancellation fee of $300.
Capital University-Office of Student Accounts
Statement of Financial Responsibility
Before registering for classes at Capital University, you must read and accept this agreement acknowledging that you understand and agree to the following terms and conditions of financial responsibility:
- I have a legally binding obligation to pay Capital University all tuition, room and board (if applicable), and other applicable fees by the due date.
- This payment obligation is binding whether or not I access my electronic billing information (eBill), and whether my account is being paid by me or another person.
- If my account is not paid by the due date, I understand I may be assessed a late payment fee.
- Failure to attend classes does not constitute an official drop or withdraw. I understand that to drop or withdraw from a class I must complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner. If my account becomes delinquent, I will not be allowed to register for the next semester and, if I am a graduating student, I may not be allowed to participate in Commencement and I will not be issued a transcript or diploma until the account is paid.
- I understand that, should my account be placed with a collection agency, my account will be assessed a fee based on a percentage of the debt up to the maximum allowed by law and that all costs and expenses including reasonable attorney fees that Capital University incurs for the collection of this debt, will be my responsibility.
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) - I authorize Capital University and its affiliates, agents, and contractors to contact me regarding my account balance to the University, including the repayment of my balance, by any phone number I have provided and may provide in the future, including any wireless number, using automated technology (including automated telephone dialing or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messaging.)
Scholarships, Awards, Loans and Grants
Capital University offers many kinds of financial aid to help students and their parents defray the expenses of a student’s education. Merit-based awards are determined at the time of admission to Capital and are available for up to eight fall and spring semesters. Students must attend full time (12 credits or more per term) and maintain the minimum grade point average (GPA) for renewal. Scholarships awarded upon enrollment to the University will not be increased in future terms.
Additional need-based aid may be made available for students who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form must be completed annually in order to continue receiving need-based federal, state or institutional aid. We encourage students to complete a FAFSA every year by April 1st in order to have a financial aid award determined. Need-based aid is awarded for only one year and students must reapply with the submission of a FAFSA. As long as students: (1) are in good academic standing, (2) remain in compliance with the “Student Code of Conduct” as explained in the Student Handbook, (3) maintain Satisfactory of Academic Progress (explained in a later section) and (4) demonstrate financial need, aid will be made available each year.
We strongly encourage families to complete the FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.gov. This online format will reduce the number of potential errors and allow the process to go as quickly as possible. The student and one parent will need a Federal ID and password to sign the form electronically. All instructions for this are available at the FAFSA website and any questions can be directed to the Financial Aid Office at 614-236-6511 or www.capital.edu/finaid/.
All financial aid awards are subject to change or modification if a student changes enrollment status, housing plans or receives additional funding not considered at the time of the original award. This may include Capital University academic-based awards in the event that a student’s direct costs are met by other resources.
Withdrawal from the University
Students who withdraw from the University during a term will have their aid recalculated based on federal and institutional refund policies. These policies determine the amount of federal aid a student has “earned” based on the number of days they attended class and also establish how much tuition is refunded based on the prescribed schedule. It is important that students considering a withdrawal should follow the official withdrawal procedure, which includes a meeting with a representative of the Financial Aid Office.
For financial aid information for Adult and Continuing Education, please see that section of the Bulletin.
*Law and MBA students should consult appropriate sections in their bulletins for financial aid information.
Standards of Academic Progress (SAP)
Capital University requires that students maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to receive federal and state funds. In addition, a minimum GPA is in place for students to remain eligible for their Capital aid. There are several components to this policy and it can be found in its entirety at Capital’s Undergraduate Aid website.
- Generally, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in order to remain eligible for all types of aid, although some institutional scholarships have higher GPA requirements as noted in each scholarship notification.
- Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all attempted credits in order to maintain SAP. Transfer credits count as attempted hours and completed hours.
- Capital aid is available for eight semesters of full time attendance, even if a student withdraws midway through a term. Federal and state aid are available for up to 186 attempted credits, as long as the student’s program evaluation confirms that a student is not eligible to graduate, which is the equivalent to 150% of the standard time frame to complete a Bachelor’s degree here at Capital. If you are enrolled in a program that requires 135 credits for graduation, federal and state aid is available for up to 201 attempted credits.
Students will be evaluated for SAP at the end of every spring term. If students fail to meet any one of these criteria, they will immediately lose eligibility for any further aid unless they submit an appeal and have it approved. There is no warning status. Appeals that are approved allow students one additional semester of financial aid as they work to regain SAP. All conditions of the approval will be conveyed to the students in the response notification.
Formal dismissal from the University automatically cancels any eligibility for financial aid. See “Dismissal, Academic” in the “Undergraduate Academic Policies, Regulations and General Information” section of this Bulletin for additional information and information regarding the appeal process for reinstatement.
Capital University is responsible for assuring accuracy of data reported on the FAFSA by students and their families. If requested, students must provide additional documentation. This process is called Verification and is required by the Department of Education.
If a student is selected for Verification, which is done based on federal and institutional criteria, the Financial Aid Office will require the student and parent(s) to submit documentation such as federal tax return transcripts from the prior tax year, all W-2s and a Verification Worksheet that will be sent to your home. All documents must be signed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office as directed. Changes identified in originally reported FAFSA data could result in a recalculation of need-based aid eligibility. The consequence of not submitting required verification materials upon request is that the student will be ineligible to receive any financial aid until the documentation is submitted and reviewed. If documents are not submitted until after the term, the student is at risk of losing federal and/or state aid eligibility.
When a student contacts the Financial Aid Office indicating he/she will be attending another school as a transient student and is requesting assistance to help pay for classes offered at another school, the Financial Aid Office may enter into a Consortium Agreement with the school the student plans to attend IF the student meets eligibility criteria. Further information is available in the Financial Aid Office. All students must also be sure to meet Residence Requirements as outlined in the Bulletin and are limited to three consortium agreements during their time at Capital University.
If a student meets Consortium Agreement criteria, the following information must be provided to the Financial Aid Office before processing can begin:
- Completed and signed Consortium Agreement, and
- Copy of the student’s registration from the school the student is planning to attend.
Students must make arrangements with the other school to pay billed expenses by their appropriate deadlines and must anticipate that aid will be delivered on a delayed basis due to additional processing required to complete the Consortium Agreement.
Additional information can be found in the Capital University Financial Aid Office.
Federal / State Grants
Federal Pell Grant-A federal need-based grant to qualified students as determined by the FAFSA. Amounts are determined by the United States Department of Education and are subject to change. Students must submit a FAFSA each year to receive consideration.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)-A need-based federal grant awarded to students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility and having the greatest financial need. This is a limited fund and will not be made available to all Pell Grant recipients.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant-This grant is awarded from the State of Ohio based on need determined by the FAFSA. Eligibility is based on a student’s Expected Family Contribution and household income. It is funded through the state’s biennial budget and is not assured each year.
Federal Direct Loan-Subsidized/Unsubsidized-These federal loans are intended to help students pay the cost of post-secondary education. In order to be eligible for this loan, students must complete a FAFSA and be enrolled at least 1/2 time (6 credits). The amount a student can borrow is based on the number of earned credit hours and the type of loan (subsidized and/or unsubsidized) will be based on financial need. The United States Department of Education funds these loans and assigns borrowers to a servicer for the repayment process. Repayment begins six months after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half time and generally allows for repayment to extend ten years under the standard repayment plan and up to 25 years in certain circumstances. There are also provisions for loan cancellation if a borrower meets certain criteria. Please visit Capital’s site at Federal Direct Loans for additional information about this loan program.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan-This loan is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and available to parents (of dependent undergraduate students) who have no adverse credit history. Parents may borrow up to the cost of education minus any financial aid received. Repayment usually begins 60 days after the final disbursement, although payments can be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Students whose parents are denied PLUS Loans may request additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds with verification of a PLUS denial. Details are available on Capital’s web site at Federal Direct Plus Loans or in the Financial Aid Office.
Nursing Student Loan-Nursing Student Loans have low interest rates (5%) with deferred payment of principal and interest until after graduation or discontinuation of enrollment of at least half-time. Nursing loans are limited to students enrolled in the School of Nursing and repayment will begin if the student leaves the nursing program. Once identified for this loan, a promissory note must be completed before the funds can be credited to the student’s account. Details on completing this step will be sent to the borrower electronically at their Capital email address.
Resources for Books and Living Expenses
Delivery of Loan Proceeds
All students should make arrangements to have sufficient personal funds to cover non-billed costs such as books and living expenses each term until excess loan funds can be made available.
The federal government requires the institution to deliver loan proceeds to students’ accounts in a timely manner upon receipt of electronically transmitted loan funds. Generally, loans are disbursed to the student’s account one week before each semester, as long as the financial aid file is complete.
Capital will attempt to deliver all loan proceeds as soon as possible within federal guidelines. All students who are receiving funds in excess of institutional charges must request receipt of these funds by completing a Refund Request Form (available through the Student Accounts Office). This form cannot be completed any sooner than the first official day of each term.
Alternative Loan Programs-Many lending institutions have tailored educational loans for students. These programs may carry higher interest payments and are based on credit. In most cases, repayments can be deferred until graduation or separation from school. Details are available at Alternative Loans or in the Financial Aid Office. This process can take approximately 30 days so students will need to plan accordingly.
Tuition Management Program
Many families find it more convenient to spread educational expenses over equal monthly payments rather than in two larger payments billed at the beginning of each semester. Capital University offers students and their families the option of the Tuition Management System (TMS) in which payments may be spread over as many as 10 months. A small annual fee is charged however there are no interest charges. TMS is flexible in that as cost and financial aid are finalized, families may contact TMS to increase or decrease their payment amount or withdraw. Monthly payments are made directly to TMS, either by check or automatic deduction from a checking account. Additional information is available from Capital’s Finance Office by calling 614-236-6123 or at http://www.afford.com/capital.
Federal Work Study-This federally funded program provides employment opportunities for students with the “greatest need.” Students work for the university and normally earn $500-$2,000 during the academic year. Earnings are paid directly to the student through direct deposit bi-weekly, based on hours worked. Federal Work Study earnings are not directly credited to a student’s tuition account. Visit Capital’s site for detailed job information on all positions available at http://www.capital.edu/work-study-jobs/.
Student Assistants-Academic departments and Residence Life employ students by the semester or for the entire academic year.
Additional Job Opportunities-The Career Development Office provides a Job Internship web site: Crusader Careers, which includes part-time, full-time, internship and summer job opportunities.
Alumni Grants-$1,000 grants are awarded to new full-time freshmen who are relatives of Capital alumni who have graduated from Capital. Awards are renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for up to eight fall and spring semesters (four years).
Army and Air Force ROTC College Scholarships-This program is designed to offer assistance to outstanding young men and women who enroll in Army or Air Force ROTC programs. The ROTC scholarship provides assistance for tuition, laboratory and associated fees, an allowance for textbooks, and includes a tax-free stipend of $250-$400 each month. For students receiving a full ROTC scholarship, Capital will provide free room and board for students who have residence contracts. For those junior and senior ROTC students who do not qualify for these scholarships, a stipend of $250-$400 per month is available. For further information contact ROTC at 614-236-7114 or ROTC.
Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation Leadership Scholarships-These full room and board scholarships are awarded annually to entering freshmen from Franklin and contiguous counties, who demonstrate potential for leadership, creativity and motivation. Selection is competitive and scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the standard room and board rates. Contact Capital’s Admission Office for a separate application.
Bonner Scholars Program-In 1990, the Bonner Foundation launched the first Bonner Scholars Program. Designed to provide students with “access to education and an opportunity to serve,” the program has grown to become the largest privately-funded, service-based college scholarship program in the country. The scholarship provides students with high financial need and an ethic for service with four-years of financial aid support and an opportunity to participate in an intensive cohort experience. For more information about applying to become a Bonner Leader, contact Capital’s Admission Office for a separate application.
Capital Scholars Program-These full-tuition awards are made to entering minority students on the basis of scholastic achievement and competition. The award is renewable for eight fall and spring semesters of full-time undergraduate study with a minimum GPA of 2.50 as long as students continue to live on campus. This award may not be combined with any other Capital University merit or recognition award.
Capital High Impact Project Grant (CHIP)-Provides up to $3,000 for well qualified and highly motivated incoming students to support engagement in scholarly activities beyond the classroom such as undergraduate research and creative work, service learning projects, and internships. CHIP grants can be used to pay you to complete a research project, provide funds to travel (both domestic and international) to major libraries, art galleries, museums, and other institutions, buy specialized equipment and materials related to completion of the proposed scholarly project. These grants are highly competitive and require a separate application. Additional CHIP Grant information and the online application can be found here.
Collegiate Fellow Program-Full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to entering students. These scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years as long as students maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and continue to live on campus. Selection is competitive and is based on an on-campus interview and an essay. Students are invited by the university to compete for these scholarships. This award may not be combined with any other Capital University merit or recognition award.
Lutheran Heritage Awards-These scholarships are awarded to first year and transfer students who are members of a Lutheran congregation. This $1,000 award is renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters.
Music Composition Scholarship-Awarded to full-time Conservatory majors for competence in music composition as demonstrated in an audition.
Conservatory Performance Award-These awards are available to full-time Conservatory majors on the basis of musical performance with the primary instrument. Awards are renewable and are awarded for a maximum of eight fall and spring semesters, provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.0 GPA and satisfactory progress in the Conservatory program.
Partners-in-Education Grants-These grants are for students attending Capital on a full-time basis and who are members of a participating Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation. Capital will match congregation contributions of up to $500 per year. Students must contact their church each year to determine if they will receive a scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa Grant - Grant awarded to transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa. Students must be enrolled as full-time in the traditional undergraduate program and have completed a minimum of 15 semester or 22 quarter hours of transferable college credit that was completed after graduating from high school. Students should identify themselves as a Phi Theta Kappa member on the admission application or should notify the Admission Office. This $2,000 award is renewable with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Presidential Scholarships-These awards are made to entering students based on their scholastic accomplishments. This tuition-based award may be renewed if enrolled as a full-time student, and cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher and for a maximum of eight semesters (Fall and Spring) to students seeking their first undergraduate degree.
Sibling Award-Tuition awards made to students whose family has more than one full-time dependent undergraduate child attending Capital at the same time. These awards are made to students for a maximum of eight semesters fall and spring semesters. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained for renewal each year.
The Rev. Rufus S. Tarrant Grants-These special Capital-sponsored awards are made to eligible minority students based on high school record and ACT/SAT results. These grants use the same renewal criteria as Presidential Scholarships.
A number of endowed scholarships currently are available. Students are not required to apply for specific scholarships, but are selected based on the specifications established by the donors and student’s eligibility. The following foundations, churches, individuals and families have established scholarships or have been recognized by others who have established the scholarships in tribute to them. These endowed scholarships may replace other institutional aid from Capital University.
Ida Jane Aitken Memorial Art Scholarship
C. John and H. Marian Albrecht Scholarship
Martha A. Alcock Education Scholarship
Helen Pugh Alcorn Scholarship
Edward V. Aler Scholarship
Harry and Kathryn S. Allensworth Scholarship
Altman Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship
Joanne Amstutz Memorial Scholarship
Joyce Folk Ashbaugh Scholarship
Fred and Pearl Asp Memorial Scholarship
Athletic Graduate Assistant Scholarship Program
John and Margaret Atzinger Scholarship
Robert H. Avers Scholarship
John W. and Elsie S. Bachman Communication Scholarship
Antoinette Lowry Barr Scholarship
Martin H. and Verna Conklin Bartels Scholarship
Loren and Dolores Beck Scholarship
Nathan Siegel and Marian Dumond Beck Scholarship
Forrest A. & Mildred L. Becker Scholarship
Ernest F. Bergener Scholarship
Bernlohr Family Endowed Scholarship
William F. and Ruth Bernlohr Scholarship
Alvin E. Bey Scholarship in Chemistry
Mary Alice Riggs Billow Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. George C. Bischoff Memorial Scholarship
Dennis & Jan Bishop Scholarship
Josiah H. II and Joyce A. Blackmore Scholarship
Doris R. and Marie E. Boldt Scholarship
Harry Bowser Scholarship
Douglas Mark Boyer Memorial Scholarship
Daryl K. Brandt Memorial Scholarship
Thomas H. Brinker Scholarship
Virginia Stevens Britton Scholarship
Dr. Harold W. Brockman Scholarship
Arnold F. Bunge Jr. Scholarship
James L. Burke Endowed Scholarship in History
Ruth E. Burkey Scholarship
Leslie B. and Nina Callahan Scholarship
Kathryn Klindworth Callaway Scholarship
Carl and Irma Broadsword Campbell Endowed Scholarship
Capital High Impact Project Grant
Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Class of 1957 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1961 Scholarship
Class of 1963 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1964 Dell Memorial Scholarship
Class of 1966 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1969 Scholarship
Columbus Foundation Minority Scholarship
Columbus & Franklin county Federation of Women’s Clubs Fund
Cornelia Barnett Comedy Memorial Scholarship
Kenneth E. and K. Gary Cook Endowed Scholarship
Lawrence (Stadterman) Cornelius Scholarship
Kneel M. Costello Memorial Scholarship
Homer R. and Isabelle J. Cotterman Scholarship
Peter and Joni Countryman Endowed Scholarship
Cozy Cole Scholarship Fund
Jerry D. and Genevieve E. Culberson Scholarship
Helen K. Daiber Scholarship
Jim and Carolyn Davis Music Scholarship
Roger F. and Jeannine M. Davis Scholarship
Jason M. Dean Memorial Scholarship
Professor Addison and Ruth Dewey Scholarship
Herbert and Sara Dieckmann Scholarship
Dennis and Kathryn Zimmerman Diehl Study Abroad Scholarship
Brett W. and Kerri J. Doughty Scholarship
Druckenmiller Endowed Family Scholarship
Kathryn H. Duffey Memorial Scholarship
Erik John Earl Scholarship
William C. Earl Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Eccard Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. A. Willard Emch Scholarship
Evans Family Scholarship
Betty Hovencamp Ewart and John E. Ewart Scholarship
Beth Gartner Farnstrom Scholarship
Preston and Evelyn Fettrow Scholarship
Albert W. and Edith V. Flowers Scholarship
J. David and Virginia Jansen Foell Scholarship
Joseph F. Frasch Memorial Scholarship
Freudeman Schaaf Scholarship
Charlene Friedley Scholarship
Herman and Dorothy Fudge Scholarship
Fudge Memorial Scholarship
Luella P. Gain Scholarship
John D. Gallatin Scholarship
Mary Alice Miller Galloway, M.D. Scholarship
GAR Foundation Scholarship
Clara Hollman Gerbich Memorial Scholarship
Elmer and Berniece Germann Memorial Scholarship
Conrad B. Gohdes Memorial Scholarship
Gorsuch Endowed Scholarship
Griffin Endowed Scholarship
Charles and Margaret Bundy Grimm Scholarship
Martha U. Grimm Endowed Scholarship
Roy W. and Barbara Bischoff Grossman Scholarship
Hahn Endowed Scholarship
Thomas M. Hamilton Scholarship
W. H. Hartke Scholarship
Marcia Von Blon Hartmann Scholarship
Roberta Hartmann Adult Learners Endowed Scholarship
Mary Heffner Scholarship
Dr. Walter B. Heischman Scholarship
Dale J. Helmick Memorial Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Jack G.G. Hendershot Sr. Pre-Med Scholarship
HER Realtors/Gene Slaughter Scholarship
Ruth V. Hawkins Heldt Music Scholarship
Harold Hess Scholarship
Ida and Abner Hetrick Family Scholarship
Kristine L. Heuerman Memorial Scholarship
James C. Hickey, D.D.S. Scholarship
Clara A. Hobstetter Scholarship
Theodore O. Hofman Scholarship
Dr. Martin E. Hollensen Scholarship
Harry W. and E. Valda Holzapfel Scholarship
Robert E. and Miriam A. Hopkins Scholarship
Maye M. Horning Scholarship
Lester W. and Lillian V. Huber Scholarship
Ella D. Hugus Scholarship
Lois C. Hunsicker Scholarship
Virginia Black Hutchison Scholarship
Edgar W. Ingram Scholarship
International Education Study Abroad Scholarship
Mary and Morris Johnson Scholarship
Lillian Weinman Kable Scholarship
Anthony C. Kacir Memorial Scholarship
Harriett Paul Kelm Spanish Education Scholarship
Harold R. Kemp Endowed Scholarship
Jacqueline Knisely Kennedy and Robert G. Kennedy Scholarship
Phyllis A. Kennedy Scholarship
Everette E. and Marie C. Kerns Scholarship
Reynold E. Klages Scholarship
Dale L. Sr. and Kathleen D. Klamfoth Scholarship
Walter J. Knapp Scholarship
Harold and Evelyn Knappe Scholarship
Anne Eberhardt Knilans Scholarship
Emil and Clara Knop Scholarship
Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
Vicki Lou Koch Scholarship
Kohler Capital Study Abroad Endowment Fund
E. C. Kramer Scholarship
Fredrick and Mary Krehl Scholarship
LGBT Support Scholarship
Lois Elaine Lambert Endowed Scholarship
Roy & Elizabeth Lancaster Scholarship
John and Ruth Landrum Scholarship
Larry S. Lane Piano Student Accompaniment Fund
Armin P. Langholz Scholarship in Radio/TV/Film
Donald L. and Ann Leathery Scholarship
David P. Liebchen Scholarship
Alden L. and Shirley E. Lindner Endowed Scholarship
Dorothea M. Lipp Endowed Scholarship
Harold W. and Margaret Guinsler Linker Memorial Scholarship
Robert W. and Mary C. Long Scholarship
Miriam Long Scholarship
Dr. Thomas S. Ludlum Scholarship
Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarship
Lutheran Service Scholarship
Arthur and Martha Lutz Natural Sciences Departments Equipment Purchase Fund
Alton J. and Marjorie Humes Mabis Scholarship
Marlene Walck Macko Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Barney J. and Claire Ett Magerlein Scholarship
Michael and Margaret Markel Scholarship
Robert and Margaret Mather Scholarship
Carl F, Herman R, and John A. Maul Scholarship
Frederick and Bertha Mautz Scholarship
Gerald E. and Elizabeth B. Mayo Scholarship
Elaine Grahl McClellan Scholarship
Ida E. McDannel Scholarship
Gene Mechling Scholarship
Betty & Luther Meuser Scholarship
Arthur Mees Memorial Scholarship
Oscar and May Mees Scholarship
Shirley Irvine Mees Fund
Dr. & Mrs. Norman A. Menter Scholarship
B.J. & Anna D. Mertz Scholarship
Messiah Lutheran Church, Fairview Park, Ohio
Jeanne G. and Fred W. Meuser Scholarship
Jill M. Meuser and Gary L. McKown Scholarship
Ambassador Armin H. Meyer Endowed Scholarship
Rowland David Middendorf Scholarship
Doris M. Milburn Scholarship
Richard and Dorene Weagly Miller
Minority Undergrad Scholarship
William and Sally Riley Chestnut Mitchell Scholarship
John G. and Joan Ott Mittermaier Music Scholarship
Mohrhoff-Moyer Disability Services Endowment Fund
Monty Speech Scholarship
Nancy C. Moore Scholarship
Charles A. and Ethel C. Moyer Scholarship
Howard Karper Myers Memorial Scholarship
1958 Nursing Scholarship
Nanciann Kaufman Ninde Scholarship
School of Nursing Endowed Lab Fee Fund
Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarship
Charles H. and Rhoda J. Oestreich Scholarship
Henry F. and Martha E. Oestreich Scholarship
Walter J. And Mildred L. Paff Scholarship
Luetta S. Papenfus Award
William H. Parth Endowed Scholarship
Josephine R. Peale Scholarship
Nicholas J. Perrini Scholarship
Merle R. Pflueger Scholarship
Harold H. & Joan C. Plassman Scholarship
Gary W. and Karen L. Qualmann Scholarship
Maria Rahder Scholarship
Rausch Family Scholarship
Rehl Family Scholarship
Harold S. Reier Scholarship
A. Charles and Mable Irene Root Rempe Scholarship
A. Charles and Mildred L. Rempe Scholarship
Dr. Kathleen S. Richardson Scholarship for Natural Sciences
Kathryn Sanders Rieder Scholarship (1984)
Dorothy Armbruster Rigotti and Victor H. Rigotti Scholarship in Education
Mary Rindsfoos Scholarship
Raymond R. and Totsy Beasley Ritter Scholarship
Mary A. Roess Endowed Scholarship
William Louis and Sarah Kohler Roess Scholarship
Michael J. Rolf Scholarship
Glenn R. and Kathryn E. Ruh Scholarship
Anna and William F. Rust Scholarship
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ohio
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ashville, Ohio
Willard Sandbrink & Janice Schein Scholarship
Tobie Sanders Endowed Scholarship
Pastor F. LeRoy and Martha Sarver Family Scholarship
Jennifer K. Saylor Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. Schafer Scholarship
Otto Schenk Scholarship
Rev. Robert W. and Frieda C. Schlachter Scholarship
Beans Schmidt Scholarship
Carl and Catharine Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Gerald D. and Bonnie M. Schmidt Scholarship
Peggy A. and George A. Schmidt Scholarship
Paul Schneider Scholarship
Wilfred and Kathryn Schnier Scholarship
William and Dorothy Keller Schnier Scholarship
Dr. Henry F. and Amelia C. Schuh Scholarship
Ruth V. Schulz Scholarship
George and Hilda Schuster Memorial Scholarship
Richard D. and Sallyann V. Schwab Scholarship
A. May and Flora R. Schwartz Scholarship
SCOA Industries Scholarship
Robert Garfield Scott Scholarship
Ralph and Catherine Setterlin Scholarship
Dr. Carl F. and Ruth O. Sievert Scholarship
G.D. Simen Scholarship
Elmer and Helen Simerl Scholarship
George A. Smallsreed Sr. Scholarship
Alvin and Margaret Andrus Smith Scholarship
Esther Bubolz Smith Scholarship
Ellis Snyder Scholarship
Beverly Delong Spees Education Scholarship
Harvey and Marian Stegemoeller Scholarship Award for Excellence
Norman C. and Helen L. Steinert Memorial Scholarship
Mabel Marie Stockert Memorial Scholarship
Magdalena Stotz Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Emanuel Raymond Stricker Scholarship
Sherla and Betty Loffer Stutz Scholarship
Gene and Mary Taylor Scholarship
Mrs. Albert H. Thomas Scholarship
Karl and Laura Trautman Scholarship
Martin Tressel Memorial Scholarship
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Circleville, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Troutman Scholarship
J. Henry and Mary Troutman Scholarship
Aya Ueki International Student Endowment Fund
Milton F. and Nina Ulmer Memorial Scholarship
Ulrich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
John & Edna Valentine Memorial Scholarship
Carl F. and Caroline Vogel Scholarship
Edward T. and Ruth Vogt Scholarship
Gregory von Stein and Sandra L. Mathias Scholarship Fund for Graduate Kodály students
Donald C. and Carolyn Herath Wachtman Scholarship
John C. and Shirley J. Wagner Scholarship Fund
Marie Walck Memorial Music Scholarship
Ovid G. Walker Scholarship
Theodore A. Walker Scholarship
Ernest J. Warnke & William D. Zimmerman Scholarship
Maurice and Frances Warnock Scholarship
Carlos E. Watkins Business Scholarship
Carlos E. and Celestine A. Watkins Nursing Scholarship
Glenna L. Watson Scholarship
Charles B. Weaver Scholarship
Pauline Wyatt Weed Scholarship
Moneta Weihl Scholarship
Connie Germann Weinman and Pastor George C. Weinman Endowed Scholarship Fund
Theodore and Lydia Weinman Memorial Scholarship
Harold S. and Pauline F. Welsh Endowed Scholarship
Betty J. Wenzel Scholarship
Harold S. Wheaton Scholarship
Carolyn A. Hill Wieneke Music Scholarship
Helen W. Wildermuth Music Scholarship
Helen W. Wildermuth Theatre Scholarship
Rebecca S. Wolfe Scholarship
Leo Yassenoff Memorial Scholarship
Harold and Agatha Yochum Scholarship
John G. Youse Scholarship
Sarah Marie Zerkel Scholarship
Richard Zollinger Scholarship
William and Florence Fraas Zoltner Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Ackermann Alumni Prize
Martha Alcock Excellence in Education Award
Beller Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Cross-Cultural Awareness
Dr. Boyd Bowden Athletic Trainer of the Year
Merle D. Brown Award
Joseph A. Brunetto III Award for Excellence in Music
Boyd Fund for Undergraduate Scholarship
James & Marlene Bruning Student Research and Publication Award
The Chemistry Dept. Outstanding Senior Student Award
Clio Award for Excellence in History
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Conrad and Dorothea Conrad Music Award
Crissinger-Haueisen Leadership Award in Music
Crissinger-Haueisen Leadership Award in Political Science
Virgil H. Dassel Award
Diversity and Inclusion Research Award
Dwight and Barb Fouch Douce Endowed Award
Solomon Dutka Memorial Award
Outstanding Flutist Award
Steve Esposito Memorial Award for Outstanding Radio and TV
Steve Esposito Professional Development Award
First in Family Award
Flugge Jazz Award
Karen Jeanne Foster Keyboard Performance Award
Clovis Frank Award - Humanities
Robert Geist Award
Hilmar Grimm Award
Hatton Excellence in Spanish Award
Josephine Hickey Award - Nursing
Adelaide Hinkle Undergraduate Prize in Creative Writing
O. H. Hoversten Christian Business Ethics Award
Institute of Internal Auditors Accounting Excellence Award
Kenneth R. Keller Award
Robert Knupke Award for Excellence in Computer Science
Charlotte S. Kuchlewski Award
John and Ruth Landrum Endowed Scholarship
Armin Langholz Prize for Achievement in Radio, TV, or Public Relations
Legacy Scholarship Award
Kenneth Martin Award
Michael J. McEwan Landscape Art Award
Monnier Lisko Award
Allene Montgomery Prize
Ruth S. Neikirk Award
Distinguished Nurse Leader Award
Outstanding Senior Philosophy Thesis Award
Outstanding Senior Religion Thesis Award
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts Award
Provost’s Art Recognition Award
President’s Art Recognition Award
Nicholas J. and Nancy Brown Perrini Award
Ann Bogue Pratt Award
Presser Foundation Scholarship
Jennifer K. Saylor Award for Outstanding Proficiency in Political Science
Nellie Patrick Schoonover Award
Service and Leadership in the Arts
Gene Slaughter Award
Timothy E. Swinehart Award
Symphony Club Awardv
Tau Pi Phi Award
To King Kwan Teacher Education Award
Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship
Elizabeth Keller Watson Achievement in Accounting Award
To Wong Pui Har Teacher Education Award
Lauren R. Weed Theatre Prize
Ross Wildermuth Prize in Mathematics
Women of the ELCA Award