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Earn a Respected Software Engineering Degree—without all the debt.

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Nearly Half of WGU Software Engineering Students Don’t Need Loans to Pay for School

At WGU, we aim to make quality higher education more accessible for more people. One way we do this is by charging flat-rate tuition so you can take as many courses as you can complete in a six-month term at no extra cost. If you can finish your B.S. Software Engineering program faster, you'll save money. We also include certification prep and exams into your coursework, to save even more. The program is fully online with no scheduled class times, so you can do your coursework anytime, anywhere.

  • Low Tuition: WGU’s Software Engineering program costs less than $3,985 per six-month term for a bachelor’s degree. Plus, our competency-based program means you can take as many courses and certifications as you can master within six months for one flat-rate tuition. 
  • Scholarship opportunities: Each year, WGU awards millions of dollars in scholarships to make tuition even more affordable to qualified students. See which scholarship could help make your degree even more affordable. 
  • Online: All of WGU’s IT degrees are offered online and designed to help working individuals fit higher education into their busy lives. That means no scheduled log-in times, so you can work around your schedule and move through courses at your own pace.   
  • Project+ 
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification

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  • Back End Developer (earned in the Java track)
  • Front End Developer (earned in both the Java and C# tracks)

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.

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).

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Pay less by completing your program faster

Most WGU students qualify for financial aid, and WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available. Find out what you might be eligible for.