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PerkSpot and WGU Special Offers

PerkSpot members come from all kinds of professional and educational backgrounds. But they have one thing in common: a drive to achieve and earn a degree. WGU is designed to help you make your ambitions reality—and our partnership with PerkSpot means you can apply for free and explore if WGU is the right place for you to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree online.

  • Real respect. WGU holds the highest level of accreditation and is recognized nationally by leading associations for providing high-quality education. Choose from more than 60 degree programs in business, IT, K–12 education, and healthcare.
  • Surprisingly low tuition At around $8,010 per year for most programs, our flat-rate tuition covers all the courses you can complete in a term—we don’t charge per course or credit, so finishing faster saves money!
  • A smarter way to complete your degree. Access course materials online, 24/7—no scheduled lectures. Advance through material as soon as you learn it, so your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule.
  • Lots of help when you need it. One-on-one faculty support so tailored to your needs. Our faculty members have only one job: to help you graduate. It’s why WGU is regularly recognized as one of the most student-obsessed institutions in higher education. And why 71% of WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions as a 6 and 7 on a 7-point scale, compared with only 56% nationally1.

2022 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) poll

Scholarships Available

Eligible PerkSpot clients can apply for a $2,500 Perkspot Scholarship!

Industry and Academic Respect Add Value To Your Degree

WGU receives industry praise for its innovation. When your alma mater is respected, so is your degree.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at WGU is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Hear WGU Grads Tell Their Back to School Stories

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 about half of 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.

*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.

Earn Your Degree for about Half the Cost of Other 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 about half the tuition,* and end up with half the debt of the national average.**

  • 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.

*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 undergraduate students have approximately half the debt at graduation compared to the national average, according to the Institute for College Access and Success (2022).

Spend Less with Flat-Rate Tuition

Undergraduate
Most undergraduate programs

$3,625 - $4,685

Graduate
School of Education graduate programs

$3,975

College of IT graduate programs 

$3,940 — $4,555

School of Business graduate programs

$4,530 — $4,755

Leavitt School of Health graduate programs

$4,755

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources. Program fees and other fees: Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.

Undergraduate
Most undergraduate programs

$3,625 - $4,685

Graduate
School of Education graduate programs

$3,975

College of IT graduate programs 

$3,940 — $4,555

School of Business graduate programs

$4,530 — $4,755

Leavitt School of Health graduate programs

$4,755

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources. Program fees and other fees: Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.