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About WGU Advancement

It’s time to rethink academic access.

WGU Advancement is the official fundraising arm of WGU. We are dedicated to putting your dollars to work so more students have access to a quality education. Through WGU Advancement, we have created opportunities for the growing number of WGU graduates, donors, and partners to get involved, and pay it forward.

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About WGU

We are changing the academic model.

WGU was founded to disrupt the higher education model and transform it to put students at the center. We are committed to providing access to an affordable, competency-based education for our students. Learn more about what sets WGU apart.

Our students have always been our why.

They’re working hard to support themselves and their families, and they’re ready to take their careers to the next level. They have big dreams, and it’s our mission to bring these dreams within reach.


of WGU students work full-time while also managing their coursework and personal commitments.


of WGU students come from one or more underserved populations based on income, socioeconomic status, geography, or nationality.


of WGU students receive financial aid and nearly half (46%) of our undergraduates receive Pell Grants.


of WGU students are first-generation college students. WGU student success impacts the whole family’s future.