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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

October 1, 2022 Tuition Details

WGU Tuition—One Flat-Rate per Six-Month Term

At WGU, tuition is charged at a low flat rate each term and covers all coursework completed in that time. The more courses you complete each term, the more affordable your degree becomes.

Each WGU term is six months long, and during that time, you can complete as many courses as you're able. Unlike other schools, you aren't charged per course or per credit, so if you earn your degree ahead of schedule, you save both time and money.

Discover how tuition numbers are changing for six-month terms starting October 1, 2022.

Note: For all terms beginning on or after October 1, 2022 the E-Books and Resources Fee will be $200.

The College of Business and the College of Information Technology are not adjusting tuition numbers beyond the E-Books and Resources Fee listed above.

Nursing and Healthcare Programs: Costs per 6-month Term

NOTE: Effective for terms beginning on or after October 1, 2022

Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN), B.S. Health Information Management 

Tuition

$3,998

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$3,998

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Prelicensure)

Pre-Nursing Tuition (1st Term)

$6,430

BSN/Clinical Nursing Tuition (4 Terms)

$7,616

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Pre-Nursing Tuition (1st Term)

$6,430

BSN/Clinical Nursing Tuition (4 Terms)

$7,616

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

B.S. Health Services Coordination

Tuition

$3,650

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$3,650

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Master of Science, Nursing (RN to MSN)

Undergraduate Portion Tuition

$3,998

Undergraduate Portion E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Graduate Portion Tuition

$4,367

Graduate Portion E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Undergraduate Portion Tuition

$3,998

Undergraduate Portion E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Graduate Portion Tuition

$4,367

Graduate Portion E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Master of Science, Nursing (BSN to MSN)

Tuition

$4,367

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$4,367

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Master of Science, Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to MSN)

Tuition

$5,925

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$5,925

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Master of Science, Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (BSN to MSN)

Tuition

$6,350

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$6,350

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Master of Health Leadership

Tuition

$4,240

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Tuition

$4,240

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Post-Master's Certificates

Tuition

$4,367

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Tuition

$4,367

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Health Professions College Fee*

$350

Health Professions College Fee:

*All College of Health Professions programs, excluding the BSN (Prelicensure), Master of Health Leadership, and Value-Based Care Certificate programs, require a once per program Health Professions Fee of $350. This fee covers the costs of any updates to student learning resources and support services while the student completes their program. The BSN (Prelicensure) program includes other student responsibilities that are outlined on the degree webpage.

Additional one-time fees for all programs:

  • A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

Teachers College Programs: Costs per 6-month Term

NOTE: Effective for terms beginning on or after October 1, 2022

Undergraduate Teachers College Programs: Costs per 6-month Term

Tuition

$3,575

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$150

Tuition

$3,575

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$150

Graduate Teachers College Programs with Supervised Field Experience: Costs per 6-month term

NOTE: Includes all M.A. Teaching Programs

Tuition

$3,590

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$300

Tuition

$3,590

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$300

English Language Learning Endorsement Prep, M.A. English Language Learning, M.S. Educational Leadership: Costs per 6-month term

Tuition

$3,665

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$300

Tuition

$3,665

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Program Fee

$300

Other Graduate Teachers College Programs: Costs per 6-month term

NOTE: Includes all M.A. Education degree, M.S. Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology, M.S. Curriculum and Instruction.

Tuition

$3,665

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Tuition

$3,665

E-Books & Resources Fee

$200

Additional one-time fee for Teachers College programs:

  • Individuals pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in science education will require a home science lab and be assessed a one-time charge of $350 (billed separately along with the first term's tuition).
  • A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

Satisfying your tuition obligations

The majority of WGU students are independent adults supporting themselves and their families, and federal financial aid makes it possible for them to complete their degrees. There are different types of financial aid for which you may be eligible.

Western Governors University's FAFSA Code: 033394

  • Pell Grants: These need-based grants are awarded to students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG) Grants: These need-based grants are available for students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need when filing the FAFSA.
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants: Students who qualify for the TEACH Grant must agree to teach in a low-income, high-need school after graduation.

  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized): The interest on these need-based loans is paid by the federal government while you are enrolled in school at least half time or during deferment periods.
  • Federal Direct Loans (Unsubsidized): These loans are available to most WGU students. You are responsible for the interest from the day you borrow the money until you repay the loan.

For students who plan to pay for tuition without government assistance, payments or payment arrangements must be completed on or before:

The 22nd day of the month prior to program start date for new students paying first-term tuition.

The first day of the new term for second and subsequent terms.

WGU's degree programs are approved for Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®.

Read more about support for service members.

WGU's degree programs are approved for Tuition Assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members.

Read more about tuition assistance for military students.

Many corporations and organizations offer tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement.

Read more about tuition reimbursement.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Deadlines

All Students

First term:
Payment or payment arrangements must be completed on or before the first day of the new term. 

Subsequent terms:
Payment or payment arrangements must be completed on or before the 22nd of the month prior to the first day of the new term.

Students Using Financial Aid

First term:
Complete the Financial Aid application process no later than the 22nd of the month prior to program start date.

Subsequent terms:
Payment or payment arrangements must be completed on or before the 22nd of the month prior to the first day of the new term.

Self-pay Students

First term:
Payment or payment arrangements must be completed on or before the 22nd of the month prior to program start date. 

Subsequent terms:
Payment or payment arrangements must be completed by the first day of the new term.

Common Questions about Tuition and Financial Aid

WGU treats all students as full-time and charges tuition at a flat rate regardless of the number of competency units (credit equivalents) attempted or completed by the student in a six-month term. The "standard term" is based on attempting at least 12 competency units per term for undergraduate students and 8 competency units per term for graduate students. Students who attempt more or fewer units are charged the same tuition rates.

  • All e-textbooks and course materials, with 24/7 access via the WGU student portal, your online "campus."
  • Course assessments (subject to guidelines for individual assessments and the number of "re-takes" allowed).
  • Continuous one-to-one faculty support.

WGU accepts cash, checks, and web checks/EFT at no additional cost to the student. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) are also accepted, but a 2.85% credit card fee applies. Students may make payments through the “Make or View Payments” link in the online student portal. WGU does not accept post-dated checks. WGU will not hold any check for deposit past the date of the receipt of the check. WGU will not be responsible for any bank fees associated with the deposit of said check.

More Information

New terms begin on roughly the first day of every month (some exceptions apply) for most programs. After you have applied and been accepted for admission, you must complete an Intake Interview — generally about one week before you plan to start. You’ll also be required to make arrangements to pay your first term’s tuition (either self-pay or through financial aid) prior to your intended start date. An Enrollment Counselor can help you complete the admission process.

Students who withdraw from WGU or stop progress through the 60% point of a six-month term of enrollment for which tuition is assessed will receive a prorated tuition refund. After that point, there is no provision for a refund. No fees will be refunded or prorated.

All institutions participating in federal financial student aid programs are required to notify enrolled and prospective students and current and prospective employees regarding available consumer information. This document provides access to required consumer information.

WGU Consumer Information Guide

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