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WGU, in cooperation with City Year, is proud to offer special benefits for City Year alumni.
City Year alumni verification: To become eligible for the application fee waiver, the tuition discount and to be considered for a scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with "WGU" in the subject line. Please include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the WGU Discount Office and added to your applicant file.When completing the online admissions application, please communicate with your enrollment counselor that you are affiliated with City Year.
*Eligible members of the City Year community are currently serving AmeriCorps members, alumni who completed at least one year of service and staff members who have been employed for at least two years.
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As an online, nonprofit, competency-based university, WGU offers regionally accredited degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions (including nursing).
WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU is half the cost of other online universities. While our low, flat-rate tuition is designed to make a college degree affordable, there are times responsible borrowing is still a good choice. WGU is approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify. WGU also maintains a robust scholarship program through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and special government appropriations. Visit the scholarship page to see a current list of open scholarships.
WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners ready to earn a degree and advance their career. Unlike traditional and other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study and the use of learning resources, you master the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success.
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material and study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our self-paced approach allows for extensive personalization of your program so it fits into your busy schedule.
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