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WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY AU-ABC: Air University - Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative

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Active military members may use the discount code "MILITARY" to waive the application fee.

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WGU has been honored among the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for 10 consecutive years.

Get a Head Start at WGU with the AU-ABC Program from the Community College of the Air Force

The Air University - Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program allows students who are currently receiving their associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force to jump into an eligible business or IT program at Western Governors University.

For more information on our eligible programs and to see the Program Plan Files (PPF), click here.

WGU is proud to support those who are currently serving our country, veterans, and their families.  For 10 years running, Military Advanced Education & Transition Magazine has named WGU one of the nation’s “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.” So far this year, we have awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to military and veteran students and their families. 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®. The Military Tuition Assistance Program is also available to help active-duty military members receive financial aid.
  • 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. WGU's tuition is so low that VA and tuition assistance benefits often cover the full cost of attending. And we're working to make WGU even more affordable for military families. There are many scholarships available to incoming military students, such as the Military Appreciation Scholarship which is open to active-duty service members, 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.

Business Undergraduate Programs (Costs per 6 Month Term)

Tuition

$3,575

Resource Fee

$145

Program Fee

$0


Bachelor of Science, Cloud Computing (Costs per 6 Month Term)

Tuition

$3,790

Resource Fee

$145

Program Fee

$150

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (Costs per 6 Month Term)

Tuition

$3,950

Resource Fee

$145

Program Fee

$150


Other IT undergraduate programs (Costs per 6 Month Term)

Tuition

$3,625

Resource Fee

$145

Program Fee

$150

About WGU

Each student is assigned a one-on-one enrollment advisor, and the student experience is enhanced with a one-on-one Program Mentor (Professor) who provides one-on-one guidance throughout their studies. In addition to one-on-one guidance, WGU also offers a variety of resources to enhance academic support such as the Writing Center, Learning Communities, Center for Student Success, and WellConnect. To learn more about these programs, click here.

Progress through a degree program is governed by students’ ability to demonstrate mastery of competencies as they complete required courses, rather than by the amount of time they spend in class.

The focus of WGU’s programs is a student’s personalized Degree Plan. The Degree Plan is a detailed blueprint of the courses needed to complete the degree. The Degree Plan also lays out the accompanying learning resources and assessments that compose the program. The list of courses in the Degree Plan is often referred to as the “standard path”.  The program mentor and course instructors will help assess strengths and development needs to establish a study plan. Students vary widely in the specific skills and information they need to learn. Some individuals may be able to devote as little as 15–20 hours per week to the program, while others may need to devote more time. For this reason, pre-assessments help program mentors form a profile of students’ prior knowledge to create a personalized Degree Plan.

As students proceed through their Degree Plan, they have direct contact with multiple faculty members. These communications can take a variety of forms, including participation in one-on- one discussions, chats in the learning communities, and live cohort and webinar opportunities. Students have access to a personal MyWGU Student Portal, which provides a gateway to courses of study, learning resources, and learning communities where they can interact with faculty and other students. The learning resources in each course are specifically designed to support students as they develop competencies in preparation for assessments. These learning resources may include reading materials, videos, tutorials, cohort opportunities, community discussions, and live discussions that are guided by course instructors who are experts in their field. Students access their program community during orientation to network with peers who are enrolled in your program and to receive continued support through professional enrichment and program- specific chats, blogs, and discussions. WGU also provides Student Services associates to help students and their program mentors solve any special problems that may arise.

Because WGU is competency based, courses do not have syllabi. Rather, WGU programs have a set standard path through which students progress. The standard path is a detailed blueprint for a program that outlines degree requirements (the courses of study and assessments), the order in which requirements should be completed and the associated competency units by term. Courses at WGU contain a set of clearly defined competencies (course-level outcomes) of which each student must demonstrate their mastery through objective tests, papers, projects, and a capstone.

All courses at WGU start on a monthly basis on the first of the month.

Students are enrolled in six-month terms.

Military Friendly award for 2021-22
USDLA 2020 Award Seal
Cyberwatch Accredited
CNSS
Best Value School
Military Friendly Spouse award for 2019-20

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