December 2013

As we prepare to close out 2013 and jump into 2014, we're saying good-bye to yet another banner year at Western Governors University. What made it such a big year for the online university ? We're glad we asked—last week, in fact, we asked WGU's Facebook fans , Google+ circles

By Sandy Olene WGU Student Success Specialist Does the very idea of declaring a New Year's resolution make you cringe, or does it bring a sense of hope for change in the upcoming year? January can be a time of reflection. Think about the past year: You can learn from

With the new year approaching and resolutions in mind, let's not forget to complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2014-2015 FAFSA will be available for completion January 1, 2014. It is recommended that you complete the FAFSA by January, 31 2014. It is a good idea

By Kate Porter Course Mentor, General Education At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice

Shakera Baxter was living in a world of could-have and should-have. As a high school graduate, the future looked bright when she was awarded a scholarship and was on her way to college. But then, an unexpected pregnancy derailed her plans. Shakera dropped out of school and went into the

By Jeremy Mahmood WGU Financial Aid Dashing through the mall, Holiday shopping, here I go! Trying to watch my budget, "Cause I really don't want to owe! Remember: Federal financial aid funds need to last the whole academic year to pay for school-related expenses. Using your student loan money for

As a WGU student or alumnus, you have already decided to give the countless gifts an education provides to yourself and your family. This holiday season, we invite you to share that gift with your friends, coworkers, and loved ones—and in doing so, benefit the American Red Cross. From December

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