Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$7,785
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,944
$30k - $48k
$10,357
$48k - $75k
$10,853
$75k - $110k
$12,358
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,670
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$6,670
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,000
Books and Supplies
$200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,155
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,187
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$300
Students receiving state aid
1%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,156
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,187
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,326
$30k - $48k
$2,913
$48k - $75k
$2,417
$75k - $110k
$912
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$34,157,832

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,215
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,142
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,635
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$8,947
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$117

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
The tuition is very low compared to other online colleges. You can accelerate through a course to graduate even earlier to save even more money.
MIKE from BROOKLYN, NY
if a student can handle a higher course load this is certainly the most cost efficient option.
Joey from Southaven, MS
it certainly gives you more bang for the buck.
Jo from Quincy, FL
TIME had it right: This is the best [and cheapest] online university that you never heard of. One year of school with Western Governors University will cost me less than one year in-state with another school I went to here in New Jersey!
Ashley from Paterson, NJ
you get what you put into it.
Tiffany from Woodbridge
Not-for-profit...need I say more? Under $3000 per 6- month term for undergrads, plus financial aid available including scholarships. Plus the more time you invest in completing the courses, the more courses you can complete and earn more than the minimum 12 cu's which will save you even more money!!!
Frances
In this economy I can tell you after I received my AA in business I did a better job researching online schools for my BS Degree. I spent a total of 60 hours researching school and had the CEO of the company I work for look over the number before I even considered applying for WGU! WGU is a non-profit university you pay a fixed amount for 6 months and you can take as many class as you can pass in 6 months. You don't have to do that wait for you partner to finish there part of the report stuff!! You are accountable for your work and your grade of your own effort. Get in and out as quickly as you can it is all on you and your abilities.
Catherine from Port Saint Lucie, FL
I had my Associates degree from another school when I decided to look into WGU. Many of my credits transferred and the tuition is so much more inexpensive than most other colleges (my research was done mostly with online programs) Financial Aid is available through WGU.
Kim from Bardstown, KY
wgu charges a flat rate for a 6month semester, you can take and pass any amount of classes in that time frame for one super low flat rate.
Elizabeth from Middle River, MN
in the last year i have completed over two years of academic studies. i do not have to wait on instructors to slug through knowledge i have already acquired and do not have to race to keep up if it is new material. i have taken state certifications and passed on the first attempt. while waiting for the assessments to start, many of the students from regular colleges were there to retake the test as they had not passed it the first time.
Cheryl from Galena, MO

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