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Graduate From a Nonprofit, Military-friendly University

For those who serve, those who have served, and their family members; WGU is proud to play our part in supporting you and your family. WGU has received the Military Friendly School designation for the 12th consecutive year. For 2022-2023 we have also been ranked as the #1 online school by Military Friendly. So far this year, we have awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to military and veteran students and their families. Learn why WGU could be the perfect fit for you, too.

  • GI Bill Approved. All degree programs offered at Western Governors University are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for all education benefits offered under the GI Bill®.
  • Active Duty Support. Our competency-based online degree programs allow you to earn your degree on your schedule. You can still meet all your other responsibilities while furthering your education.
  • Portability and flexibility. WGU is recognized nationwide, so no matter how many times you have to move, your degree will still be valuable. Our online programs also mean you don't have to worry about stopping and starting, transferring, or being interrupted. We go wherever you do.
  • Affordability. Tuition so low, VA and tuition assistance benefits often cover the full cost of attending WGU. And we're working to make WGU even more affordable for military families; apply for the exclusive Military Appreciation Scholarship today(open to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, their spouses, and their children).
  • Relevance. Leading employers help develop our curriculum. So your degree has real value, and will give you the skills you need to land your dream job.

Accredited, Respected,

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.

Reimagine the Path to Your Degree at WGU

Student Flexibility

Competency-based education at WGU puts the student in the driver's seat of their education.

  • Efficient: Education pathways are focused on learning, not seat time. Students are able to spend time on areas where they need more understanding and accelerate where they already have knowledge.
  • Flexible: Study happens whenever and wherever it works best for students. WGU learning resources are available anywhere internet access is.
  • Individualized: Every student is different. At WGU, we believe the learning experience should be built around students.
  • Supportive: Students have a whole team of navigators along for the ride—faculty, staff, even fellow students.


Low, flat-rate tuition and the opportunity to accelerate programs allow students to have more control of total costs.

  • Low tuition: Our commitment to helping students graduate with less debt starts with low tuition—about half the average cost of other online institutions.*
  • Flat rate: WGU’s flat-rate tuition links time and cost. This is central to how competency-based education can save students money: By speeding up programs, students can graduate faster with less costs.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 48% 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.


WGU is about real-world results—providing students an impressive return on their investment.

  • Return on Investment: Our special model of online learning is designed for the working adult, and our commitment to keep costs down means better ROI for our graduates.
  • Competencies: The hallmark of competency-based education are the competencies—the clearly defined skills and knowledge that students will master. Our competency-based approach is widely recognized by employers because it’s an approach used by most corporations as the basis for promotions and advancement.
  • Mastery: A degree from WGU tells employers that our grads are proven experts and will be invaluable additions to their teams. After all, they earned their degrees by proving they've mastered the competencies that employers are looking for in an employee.

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