The benefits of partnership.
Welcome, WGU partner employees.
WGU is the perfect fit for working adults who need a degree to boost their careers but can't fit traditional schooling into their busy lives.
That's why hundreds of companies, associations, school districts, healthcare facilities and systems, municipalities, and other organizations have chosen WGU as their partner in educating their workforce.
To find out if your employer—or the association or organization you are a member of—is a current WGU partner and what benefits may be available to you, speak with an Enrollment Counselor today.
Benefits to you.
Depending on the partnership, benefits to employees can include access to exclusive scholarships, a waiver of the $65 application fee, and other perks. Speak with an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.
“At WGU, it feels more like, 'We are here for you. So whenever you're ready, we're ready.” Andrea Petty
WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? It means we're driven by a mission, not by shareholders. It's part of what enables us to charge half the tuition of most other online universities. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
Our competency-based approach measures your progress through your successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program; this will save you both time and money.
WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideal for self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers. Unlike other universities, both traditional and online, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field.
Through independent study and online resources you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Then, through carefully designed assessments, you prove your competency. Assessments can take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.
When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together, with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.
WGU is an online school with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees—in teaching, nursing, IT, and business—designed to allow working professionals the opportunity to fit a online university education into their busy lives.