May 20, 2019  
2018-19 Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Bulletin

Financial Information 2018-2019 Academic Year


COSTS

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)

Part-time Enrollment

Undergraduate Traditional - Full Time

$35,146

$1,172 /

per credit hr.

Enrollment Overload Charge (per credit hour over fulltime)

  $1,172

 

Student Activity Fee (Traditional Undergraduates-Only)

 

$50/semester

Student Health and Wellness Fee

 

$55/semester

Technology Fee

 

$55/semester

Traditional Residence Hall (3)

Room and Board (double) + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan

$10,584

 

Capital Commons Apartments

Room (only) (four per apartment)

$5,170 /(9 mth.)

$6,319/(12 mth.)

 

College Avenue Suite Style Housing

Double + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan

Single   + Ultimate Plus Meal Plan

$11,600 (Double)

$13,092 (Single)

 

Capital University Apartments (two per apartment)

9  Month Room Only

12 Month Room Only

 

$9,302/(9 mth.)

$11,370/(12 mth.)

 

Sheridan Houses (Double)

9  Month Lease

12 Month Lease

 

$7,950/(9 mth.)

$9,716/ (12 mth.)

 

 

  1. 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.)
  2. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 - 18 semester hours per semester.
  3. 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/.

 SPECIALITY FEES

 

Cost

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

 

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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

$15

Late Payment Fee

$200

Late Registration Fee

$55 / course

Parking Permit - see University Motor Vehicle Regulations

Individual Student

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

$100

Returned Check / Refused Credit Card Form Charge

$25

Transcript Fee - Cost based on order and delivery method                              

(Additional postage cost for overnight delivery)

$5 - $10

 

Nursing

 

CNAP Tuition

$535/credit hour

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)

$175/credit hour

 

Nursing Equipment (approximate)

$120 - $150

Professional Lability Insurance (approximate, commencing with enrollment in 100 level nursing course)

$40

Uniforms and Lab Coat (approximate)

$150

Music

 

Conservatory Primary Lesson on Primary Instrument                               (1 hr. lesson /week) per semester

$848

Conservatory Secondary lesson on Primary or Secondary Instrument (1/2 hr. lesson/week) per semester

$514

Group Lesson (a relatively small number of students taught by one instructor simultaneously)/per semester

$304

Dance Technique Courses (MUSIC 274, MUSIC 275, MUSIC 276): Taught at Ballet Met facilities / per semester

$304

 

Education

 

Professional Education Fee (PEF)

$480

Education Testing Fee (EDUC 401)

$100


Payment Policies

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 100%
  - withdrawal during the 3rd & 4th week of the semester 75%
  - withdrawal during the 5th & 6th week of the semester 50%
  - withdrawal after the 6th week of the semester 0%

 

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.

Non-standard Refunds

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If my account is not paid by the due date, I understand I may be assessed a late payment fee.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.)

     

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Awards, Loans and Grants

General Information*

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Verification

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.

Consortium Agreements

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:

  1. Completed and signed Consortium Agreement, and
  2. 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.

Loans

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Capital Scholarships/Awards/Grants*

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.

Endowed 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.

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Ackermann-Gemmette Scholarship

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

Atlanta Scholarship

Athletic Graduate Assistant Scholarship Program

John and Margaret Atzinger Scholarship

Robert H. Avers Scholarship

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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

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Leslie B. and Nina Callahan Scholarship

Kathryn Klindworth Callaway Scholarship

Carl and Irma Broadsword Campbell Endowed Scholarship

Capital High Impact Project Grant

Chesapeake Scholarship

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

Coleman-Bond 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

Cyril-Scott Scholarship

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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

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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

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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

Freytag Scholarship

Charlene Friedley Scholarship

Herman and Dorothy Fudge Scholarship

Fudge Memorial Scholarship

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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

GSA Founders

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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

Higley-Wilson 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

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Edgar W. Ingram Scholarship

International Education Study Abroad Scholarship

J

Mary and Morris Johnson Scholarship

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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

KeyBank 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

Krift-Wolf Scholarship

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LGBT Support Scholarship

Lois Elaine Lambert Endowed Scholarship

Roy & Elizabeth Lancaster Scholarship

Landrum-Bernlohr 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

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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

Meder 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

Mullen-Hunziker Scholarship

Howard Karper Myers Memorial Scholarship

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1958 Nursing Scholarship

Nanciann Kaufman Ninde Scholarship

School of Nursing Endowed Lab Fee Fund

Nurturing the Nursing Profession Scholarship

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Charles H. and Rhoda J. Oestreich Scholarship

Henry F. and Martha E. Oestreich Scholarship

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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

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Gary W. and Karen L. Qualmann Scholarship

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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

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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

Schalinske 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

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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

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Aya Ueki International Student Endowment Fund

Milton F. and Nina Ulmer Memorial Scholarship

Ulrich Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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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

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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

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Yackel Scholarship

Leo Yassenoff Memorial Scholarship

Harold and Agatha Yochum Scholarship

John G. Youse Scholarship

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Sarah Marie Zerkel Scholarship

Richard Zollinger Scholarship

William and Florence Fraas Zoltner Scholarship

Awards

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