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WGU Tennessee is committed to affordable education. Unlike other colleges and universities, our students aren’t charged by course or credit hour. WGU Tennessee terms are billed a flat-rate tuition fee based on terms. Each term is six months long and can begin on the first day of the month following your enrollment.
As of September 1, 2012
Note: WGU Tennessee’s application fees are used to compensate for a small portion of admission and enrollment costs. WGU Tennessee does not profit from their payment. WGU Tennessee charges a $145 Resource Fee each term. This fee helps cover your use of the online library, e-textbooks, and many other learning resources. With few exceptions, required textbooks are available as e-textbooks, so you won’t have to purchase hard copy textbooks.
(For select programs)
Note: Other fees may apply as programs are updated. WGU Tennessee will notify our students accordingly.
WGU Tennessee students can take comfort in our flat-rate tuition fees. Each student is billed at a flat rate for full-time enrollment regardless of attempted Competency Units (CUs). Full-time enrollment for undergraduates is considered to be 12 CUs and 8 CUs for grad students.
We want you to pay for your time rather than individual CUs (i.e., credits). Regardless of the number of CUs attempted during each term, your tuition will still be billed at the same affordable flat rate.
Note: Tuition does not cover some selected other materials or special fees required for some courses and degree programs.
WGU Tennessee students who plan to pay for tuition themselves (self pay), payments or payment arrangements must be completed on the student portal by:
Federal financial aid is a useful way to cover some or all of your tuition. If you wish to use this option, you must apply yourself and submit all forms to the WGU Financial Aid Office. Please consider the following deadlines:
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WGU Tennessee students should submit payments to our parent institution, Western Governors University. The Bursar’s Office accepts cash, checks, web checks/EFT credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) at no additional cost to the student through the online “Make or View Payments” link in the student portal. WGU does not accept post-dated checks. WGU will not hold any check for deposit past the date of the receipt of the check. WGU will not be responsible for any bank fees associated with the deposit of said check.
All educational institutions participating in federal financial aid programs are required to notify prospective and enrolled students and employees regarding available consumer information. Click on the link below to learn more.
WGU Tennessee Consumer Guide
WGU treats all students as "full-time" and charges tuition at a flat rate regardless of the number of competency units (credit equivalents) attempted or completed by the student in a six-month term. The "standard term" is based on completion of at least 12 competency units per term for undergraduate (bachelor’s) students and 8 competency units per term for graduate (master’s) students. Students who complete more or fewer units are charged the same tuition rates (see above).
The majority of WGU students are independent adults supporting themselves and their families, and federal financial aid makes it possible for them to complete their degrees. There are different types of financial aid for which you may be eligible.
Through the generosity of numerous corporations and foundations, WGU offers a number of scholarships that are available to qualified students.
For students who plan to pay for tuition without government assistance, payments or payment arrangements must be completed on or before:
Many corporations and organizations offer tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement.
WGU's degree programs are approved for Tuition Assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members.
WGU's degree programs are approved for Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill®.
"As a mom on a teacher's salary, WGU's flat-rate tuition of $6,000 a year was crazy good—half the cost of other online universities."
Hilary Tinnesand-Darnold,Masters in Teaching—MathematicsCollege Place, Washington, USA
WGU accepts cash, checks, and web checks/EFT at no additional cost to the student. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) are also accepted, but a 2.75% credit card fee applies. Students may make payments through the “Make or View Payments” link in the online student portal. WGU does not accept post-dated checks. WGU will not hold any check for deposit past the date of the receipt of the check. WGU will not be responsible for any bank fees associated with the deposit of said check.
All institutions participating in federal financial student aid programs are required to notify enrolled and prospective students and current and prospective employees regarding available consumer information. This document provides access to required consumer information.
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