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Now Open! See If You Qualify for the Needs-Based $2,500 Back to School Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
The $2,500 needs-based Back to School Scholarship is back. Apply today to be considered.

Go Back to School With WGU

 

Monthly Start Dates

All of our degree programs start the first of each month, so you don’t have to wait for fall or spring enrollment.  

Apply now and jump-start your education.

Millions in Scholarships

On top of our already-low tuition, WGU offers millions in scholarships each year—including our $2,500 Back to School Scholarship—to help make your education even more affordable.

Explore all of our scholarships.

Use What You Know

With our unique competency-based education (CBE) model, you can apply your previous work or school experience to accelerate through your courses and potentially graduate faster. 

See how CBE works.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized.

Hear WGU Grads Tell Their Back to School Stories

Earn Your Degree for About Half of the Cost of Other Online Universities*

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!

 

WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 61% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the The Institute for College Access & Success. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low, flat fee.

FASTER

Learn, prove it, move on.

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!

MORE SUPPORT

Your success is our job.

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds; a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the Enrollment Counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you, to the faculty mentors who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

GREATER VALUE

Smaller investment, bigger returns.

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little or no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time, you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

Your Degree Is Closer Than You Think

New students can begin their first term at the beginning of any month. So you can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment.