Tuition that’s Affordable

Affordable Education

Receiving a quality education shouldn’t create unnecessary financial difficulties. WGU Tennessee offers degree programs that won’t cost you a fortune.

Flat-Rate Tuition

WGU Tennessee’s six-month terms are billed at a flat-rate tuition fee. Our structure allows you to pay by study time, not by credit hour.

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Tuition Per Year

“WGU Tennessee provides students flexibility, it recognizes competence, and it's easier on the wallet – that's a pretty powerful combination.” David Golden,
SVP/Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary,
Eastman Chemical

State Financial Aid and Grant Programs

As a state-based online university, WGU Tennessee is eligible for the same financial aid and grant programs offered to other in-state university students.

Details about Tennessee state financial aid.

Access to Federal Financial Aid

WGU is authorized to offer federal financial aid to qualified students, which can help you manage the costs of higher education. Most students qualify for at least one type of low-interest loan.

Details about financial aid

A Partnership Dedicated to Education

WGU Tennessee was established by the state of Tennessee in partnership with Western Governors University, offering affordable access to quality higher education for working adults in the state. Our commitment ensures that Tennesseans receive the education they need to improve their lives and energize the local economy.


Questions and Answers

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How does WGU keep its tuition so low?

As a nonprofit university, WGU doesn’t need to benefit shareholders. Our students are our main concern. We also try to keep our operating costs low. And since we’re an exclusively online university, we don’t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus, and other non-academic programs.

Should I consider financial aid?

Using financial aid is a personal decision. When making this decision, you should know that a degree is a great investment in yourself that will pay for itself many times over. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree earn on average almost a million dollars more over the course their careers compared to those without one. A master’s degree typically has a similar impact on your wallet. You should definitely consider federal financial aid if it means the difference between getting your degree or not. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.

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Why we are different

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