Most scholarships are for new students and returning graduates (unless otherwise noted). Eligible students must complete the scholarship application 90 days before and up to 30 days after the program start date. Current students may apply for funding they are eligible for at any time after their first term is completed. WGU employees and family members who are eligible for the WGU employee discount are not eligible for WGU scholarships.
WGU’s CCNE-accredited* BSN and MSN programs are the perfect fit for the unpredictable and demanding schedules of working nurses.
- Flexibility: With 24/7 online access, you can complete your coursework and take tests whenever and wherever fits your schedule.
- Progress at your own pace: Our competency-based programs measure knowledge, not time spent in class. As soon as you’ve mastered the material, you can pass your assessment and move ahead.
- Low, flat-rate tuition: WGU’s average annual bachelor’s degree tuition is 48% of the national average reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.** Because our tuition is billed per term rather than per credit, if you graduate early, you can save money as well as time.
*The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
**WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 44% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
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Financial Aid Is Also Available
You may choose to pay for the remaining portion of your degree through federal financial aid (subject to your eligibility). Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are granted based on financial need. Federal Direct Student Loans are available to most students. Subsidized loans, which are dependent on financial need, reduce the interest due on loans.