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These resources are available to students directly or through WGU’s affiliations with third-party education providers. These learning resources are detailed in your Degree Plan. You will work with your student mentor
to select the learning resources that best meet your needs in your development of competencies.
WGU charges a $145 Resource Fee each term. This fee covers your use of the online library, e-textbooks, and many other learning resources.
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For most assessments, you will be provided a course of study that outlines the textbooks you will need to develop the required competencies. With few exceptions, textbooks are available as e-textbooks. The cost of e-textbooks is covered in the $145 Resource Fee you pay each term.
At WGU, we intend to keep the cost of your education as affordable as possible. That is why we recently implemented e-textbooks into our courses. The cost of e-textbooks is covered by the Resource Fee you pay each term. E-textbooks, on average, are saving WGU students several hundred dollars in textbook costs each term. More importantly, the e-texts are carefully integrated with the courses of study and are helping students more effectively learn, prepare, and pass assessments.
WGU provides library services that give you the ability to search for academic materials in your areas of study with access to full-text articles, study materials on e-reserves, and books available through the interlibrary loan service.
Some learning resources require you to enroll. Your student mentor will refer you for these learning resources at your request.
WGU will share whatever contact information is essential for you to adequately participate
in and complete the requirements of these resources.
If you enroll in a learning resource course, you will be required to adhere to the academic calendars and deadlines of those courses, independent of the required completion dates established in your Degree Plan.
Note: The resources listed above are all included in your tuition.
Another key learning resource are the Online Student Communities. Student communities are designed to connect you with university leaders and other students who can help you be successful in your degree program. Click here to learn more.
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