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Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Announces Military Spouse Leave of Absence Policy.

The online university also provides active duty military spouses with the opportunity to receive reduced tuition at Capella

MINNEAPOLIS -- Capella University , an accredited online university * that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced a leave of absence policy for spouses of military servicemembers. When the policy takes effect on July 1, 2011, students may be eligible for a military spouse leave of absence if they experience an interruption in their program due to the deployment of a spouse.

Under this new policy, military spouses are eligible for leave for 180 days within a 12-month period, or two consecutive quarters - whichever comes first - by submitting a Military Spouse Leave of Absence Request Form or contacting Capella's Armed Forces and Veterans Support Team.

"To accommodate the commitments of military families, Capella has developed a flexible leave of absence policy for military spouses," said Nicole Lovald, manager of military affairs for Capella and the spouse of a servicemember. "Because military families make sacrifices, too, this is Capella's way to support them when duty calls."

Active duty military spouses are also eligible for reduced tuition at Capella. Approximately 12 percent of Capella students are affiliated with the military. To learn more about how Capella supports spouses of military members, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552) or visit:

As of March 31, 2011, nearly 40,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella University ( ), with 31 percent enrolled in Capella's doctoral degree programs, and 47 percent enrolled in Capella's master's degree programs. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

About Capella University Capella University ( ) is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's, specialist, or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 136 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. Nearly 40,000 students were enrolled as of March 31, 2011, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), . Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), .

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