Tuition & Financial Aid
Your employer may offer education benefits.
Many corporations or organizations that offer tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement will allow you to use your benefits for a WGU online degree program. As a nonprofit, accredited university with affordable tuition, WGU is an ideal fit for many tuition reimbursement programs.
At WGU, tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement may be used to pursue a degree program, post-baccalaureate teacher certification program, or teaching endorsement. WGU is not an appropriate school for persons looking to take individual courses only.
The use of tuition assistance will require approval through your company’s education office or other approving process.
If you would like to discuss using tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement for a WGU degree program, please speak to an Enrollment Counselor.
Common questions about financial aid.
It depends upon the scholarship. In general, we award scholarships based on the following factors:
Meeting the basic eligibility requirements
Answers you give on the scholarship application
An interview with a scholarship counselor
Some scholarships are also based upon evaluations of prior college transcripts and other tests. We encourage you to apply.
WGU evaluates scholarship applications on a continual basis because we start new students in their programs every month. Often we are able to make an award decision within two to four weeks of receiving your application. In most cases, you will also need to have applied for admission and been accepted to the university. An Enrollment Counselor can help explain the process
No. Scholarship awards are divided into a set amount per term. This amount is credited against your tuition due for each term. The details are explained in the description for each scholarship.
Yes. You probably should apply for federal financial aid, too. Scholarship awards will only cover a portion of your school expenses, and financial aid can help pay for the rest. You can apply for financial aid while you are waiting for a decision about your scholarship application. It will not hurt your chances to win a scholarship. Click here to learn more about or apply for financial aid.