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July 26, 2019

WGU Texas, Southwest ISD Announce Partnership

Agreement creates higher ed opportunities for employees in Bexar County

AUSTIN — WGU Texas has partnered with San Antonio-based Southwest Independent School District (SWISD), to connect employees to high-quality educational opportunities. The partnership will inform and encourage faculty, staff and students to earn degrees to advance their personal goals and the work of SWISD.

SWISD is the 6th largest public school district in Bexar County serving almost 14,000 students in 18 schools from elementary to high school. The district covers the southwestern portions of the city of San Antonio, and Von Ormy.

“WGU Texas is pleased to partner with Southwest Independent School District to provide these important benefits to SWISD faculty and staff,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, WGU Texas Chancellor.  “As a nonprofit, competency-based university, WGU Texas is proud of our ability to put higher education within reach for more Texans.”

Under the terms of the partnership, all SWISD employees are eligible for a five percent tuition discount (for up to four academic terms) off WGU Texas’ flat-rate tuition of approximately $6,300 per year for most programs, and are eligible to apply for special scholarships including the WGU Texas Institutional Partner Fund Scholarship. More information about the partnership is available on the WGU Texas website

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