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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,541
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
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Western Governors University: Online

Western Governors University is a 4-year, private university located in Salt Lake City, UT.  Students at Western Governors University can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate degree programs.

Western Governors University: Online Military & Veteran Support Programs

Western Governors University offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is Western Governors University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, WGU is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Is Western Governors University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, Western Governors University is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Does Western Governors University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, Western Governors University offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Does Western Governors University offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, Western Governors University offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

What are WGU’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

What are WGU’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

For more info on online tuition rates, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Does WGU offer online degree programs?

Yes, WGU offers online degree programs. 

Is Western Governors University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Western Governors University is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.  

Does Western Governors University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, Western Governors University has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Is WGU a military friendly school?

WGU is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Utah, Yellow Ribbon School.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Message from Western Governors University

Western Governors University is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 40,000 students from all 50 states. The university continues to open doors for adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals. WGU's innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around.

All degree programs offered at Western Governors University are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for all education benefits offered under the GI Bill®. Education benefit options are available for veterans and active duty servicepersons, dependents, and those with service in the National Guard and Reserves. Eligibility for benefits and the amounts available depend upon the serviceperson’s period of military service, years of service, and other factors.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 6,070
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 6,070
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,541
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    NO
  • Offers ROTC Program
    NO
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    NO
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES

    Yellow Ribbon Detail

  • Degree level
    Undergraduate
  • All
  • Amount
    Unlimited
  • Number
    Unlimited
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $6,070
    In State
    $6,070
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $6,500
    In State
    $6,500
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $200
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 0
Student Population
  • Student Count
    119,618
    Undergraduate
    13,322
    Graduate
    6,502
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    39.4%
    Population
  • Female
    60.6%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Private
  • Setting
    Online
  • Accreditation Type
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Nontraditional
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
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