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Capital IDEA provides financial support and extensive professional guidance to motivated, non-traditional students who want to earn more and move up in a great career. With many community partners, like Austin Community College, we stand committed to providing individuals the opportunity and support they need to earn a degree and get started in a promising career. Get started


Capital IDEA students have been placed in new careers


Most graduates TRIPLE their previous earnings


was the average starting wage for all 107 job placements in 2018 including 17 early placements


individuals received direct support from Capital IDEA in 2018


has been invested in our students’ tuition and books since Capital IDEA first opened in 1998

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Temporary Application Process

NOTICE: We're taking steps to practice responsible social distancing which can help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19 ). For the time being, we've set up a temporary process for new applicants. 4 Steps To Apply Thank you for applying to Capital IDEA! Our Temporary Application Process will allow you to complete the application […] Read More

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Austin Interfaith leaders and volunteers for their tireless work in
the community and their ongoing support of Capital IDEA.