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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review for four consecutive years.

Soon-to-be grad: Make today your someday!

A smart investment just got smarter with a WGU scholarship that could make your cost even more affordable—thanks to WGU’s already-low tuition! Designed with busy adult students like you in mind, WGU is the smart choice for earning the degree you need to reach your full career potential.

  • Financially smart. Our surprisingly low tuition is charged per term, not per credit—so graduating faster costs less.
  • Smart use of time. Pass courses by proving what you know. Your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule. And you won’t waste time listening to lectures on material you already know!
  • Smart support—when you need it. You will be successful at WGU. Your dedicated Faculty Mentors have your back from enrollment to graduation.
  • Smart investment. Your degree comes with tangible benefits for your career and your bottom line.


Degrees and programs.

“Enrollment was perfectly easy for me. I was able to submit online and somebody called me within a day to start the whole process. Within two or three weeks I was ready to go for my first term.” Bryon Denton
M.S. Nursing – Education

Industry and academic respect add value to your degree.

WGU is an innovator receiving praise from every sector. When your alma mater is respected, so is your degree.

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WGU grads tell their story



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!



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.

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Smaller investment, bigger returns.

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to 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.

What's it like to be a WGU student?

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