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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS AT WGU

Making Low Tuition Even Lower

Tuition at WGU is about half what other schools charge—or even less!*

WGU is committed to helping you graduate with less debt. With our surprisingly low tuition and efficient path to graduation, WGU is the smart choice financially for a high-quality degree. 

WGU also awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to its students every year, and about 75% of students take advantage of some kind of financial aid while at WGU.

These two webinars will help you understand how to find and apply for scholarships and financial aid that can help you make your educational dreams a reality.

*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.

Find the perfect scholarship for you.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities and how they can help you pay for school. Get information on:

  • How to apply
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Examples of scholarships
  • What happens after you apply
  • FAQs
  • Other financial aid options

Explore your financial aid options.

Learn more about how financial aid can be part of your plan to pay for school, with a responsible approach to student borrowing. Get information on:

  • Who qualifies for aid
  • What kinds of aid are available
  • FAFSA
  • Grants vs. loans
  • Monetary amounts
  • Minimizing student loan debt

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College can be affordable—and it's definitely worth it.  We're here to help you make the best decisions on degree program, payment options, scholarship application, and more.

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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.

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.

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.