WGU and Amazon Career Choice
Amazon and WGU: A Nonprofit University Built for You
WGU is a university built for you. We know how hard it is to juggle work, life, and earning a degree, which is why thousands of Amazonians have chosen to attend WGU for their degrees with hundreds of WGU alumni working at Amazon. We care if you have to work a double shift. We care what's going on in your personal life. We know you have incredible life demands, so we've built WGU around you. Take tests when you’re ready. Complete courses on your time. And speed up when you know your stuff. We're a university that cares about you. We are the University of You. Find out today how you can join the many Amazon employees who are currently receiving a high quality education to help them propel their careers forward.
Start Your First Course
WGU has joined Amazon Career Choice to help you earn a bachelor’s degree in IT, education, or business for free. Choose from over 30 different degrees with additional academic programs coming later in early 2022.
Not sure which one is right for you? Don’t worry. You can try out a course before you begin your full degree program.
And here’s what you’ll also love about WGU:
- Pass classes faster using the knowledge and experience you already have.
- A personal mentor will be with you the entire way, from orientation through graduation.
- Complete courses online at your own pace with no set log-in times.
- A generous transfer policy gives you credit for college coursework you've already completed.
Get Started in Three Simple Steps
Complete the WGU Amazon Career Choice Application
Once you've found a degree program that interests you, click "Get Started" to fill out the WGU Amazon Career Choice Application. Also be sure to complete the necessary steps on the Amazon Career Choice website.
Note: As part of the Amazon Career Choice program, a full-time Amazon employee has up to $5,250 and a part-time employee has up to $2,625 to spend on WGU courses during a calendar year. These amounts are paid by Amazon. In addition, once an Amazon employee through the Career Choice program spends $5,250 in a calendar year, any additional courses they decide to take during that same calendar year are free. Part-time associates, to meet the $5,250 free-course threshold in a calendar year, would need to pay $2,625 out of pocket after using their $2,625 Amazon benefit. If an Amazon employee uses a portion of their Amazon tuition benefit at another school, thereby reducing their available tuition benefit to spend with WGU, they may need to self-pay a portion of their tuition to meet the $5,250 free-course threshold.
An Enrollment Counselor Will Contact You
After you complete the WGU Amazon Career Choice Application, an Enrollment Counselor will reach out and let you know how to proceed.
Begin Your First Class
A mentor will teach you the ins and outs of studying at WGU and show you how to get started on your first course. If you complete your trial course and feel ready to enroll in the full degree program, just let them know. They'll set you up for success and guide you along your WGU journey.
Prepared for Success
on the Job
From a 2021 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates
97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.
95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.
98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.
What Makes WGU Different?
Student-centric, personalized, and uniquely designed for working professionals, a WGU education feels different. Here you'll receive personalized guidance every step of the way and flexible education that fits around your busy life.