Capital University
Columbus, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,866
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,386
$30k - $48k
$18,556
$48k - $75k
$20,493
$75k - $110k
$21,924
$110k+
$22,085
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$35,466
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$35,466
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,842
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@capital.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,272
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,040
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,102
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,497
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,040
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,909
$30k - $48k
$27,739
$48k - $75k
$25,802
$75k - $110k
$24,371
$110k+
$24,210
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$55,289,535
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,691,672

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,391
Students receiving federal loans
95%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,114
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,361
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,091
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
Although it may look extremely expensive at first, just remember that Capital gives scholarships to 100% of their incoming students. It really helps a lot. It still costs a bunch though.........
Jordan from Frankfort, OH
CU is very, very expensive, however they give out a great deal of scholarships. My tuition is almost totally covered by scholarships and loans. I think the experience is worth the high cost to learn here.
Rachel
At Capital University you will learn many things and grow to be a better person. Capital is worth your money.
Sarah from Columbus, OH
Capital University is a private institution so the price of tuition is higher than public universities. However, Capital has plenty of scholarships that help you out when you're in a tight spot.
DeShawn from Detroit, MI
It is expensive, but if you do your work and get things done, it will surely be worth it in the future.
Antoine from Lithonia, GA
It's no lie, Capital is an expensive school. Especially for things like the meal plan that seem so extra. But at the end of the day, I think it's worth it. The sense of community from living in the dorms, running and getting a whole pizza from the Mezz, the great professors.. Yeah. It's all worth the money.
Erica from Howard, OH