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Capella University's Vice President of Academic Innovation Featured Speaker for Tuition Assistance Program Webinar

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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, has announced that Deborah Bushway, Ph.D., LP, vice president of Academic Innovation, will be one of three featured speakers for the webinar: Innovative Approaches to Manage your Tuition Spend. The webinar will take place on Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. CDT and is hosted by EdLink. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.

“Innovative approaches to earning college credit, such as these discussed in the EdLink report, are essential components to Capella University's goal of improving affordability of college degrees for both employers and employees,” Bushway said.

In this webinar, data will be presented from EdLink's knowledge of tuition assistance management and existing national studies, which show that employers can achieve significant savings in their tuition assistance programs by supporting alternative forms of obtaining college credit. Each of these alternative methods may offer employers a more affordable solution to workforce development while providing employees a variety of resources to further their professional development.

“With the continuing rise of tuition costs, both corporations and working adults are looking for more affordable ways to achieve college credit,” said John Zappa, CEO of EdLink. “Today, there are many innovative methods for working adults to gain college credit. This webinar illustrates how these methods can create a more cost-effective — and faster — path toward degree completion.”

About EdLink
EdLink has been designing and administering successful tuition programs and education guidance for employees for nearly 30 years. It is the nation's largest provider of outsourced tuition management services, working with companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Long recognized as the thought leader in the industry, EdLink's deep expertise and commitment to research and innovation ensures results that matter to both corporations and working adults. EdLink serves over one million eligible employees and saves clients millions of dollars each year in tuition costs. EdLink is an independent company jointly created by two national non-profit leaders in education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and ACT, Inc. www.edlinktuition.com

About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, 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, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 149 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, 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 http://www.capella.edu 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), www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.

Capella University
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu

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