How We Do It

Best Value College

At WGU, tuition is charged at a flat rate each term and covers all coursework completed in that time. The more courses you complete each term, the more affordable your degree becomes.

Each WGU term is six months long and can begin on the first of any month. Unlike other schools, you aren't charged per course or per credit, so if you earn your degree ahead of schedule, you save both time and money.

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Tuition & Fee Details

Effective January 1, 2018

College of Business
Undergraduate Program Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $0

Graduate Program Tuition $3,750 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $0

Additional one-time fees for business programs: A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

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College of Information Technology
Undergraduate Program Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $150 per term

Graduate Program Tuition $3,490 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $150 per term

Additional one-time fees for IT programs: A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

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College of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN) Tuition
Excludes BSN (Prelicensure) program
$3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $175 per term

Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Prelicensure) Tuition $4,750 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $500 per term

Bachelor of Science, Health Information Management Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $175 per term

Master of Science, Nursing (BSN to MSN) Tuition $3,750 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $0

Master of Science, Nursing (RN to MSN) Tuition
Undergraduate Portion Tuition $3,190 per term
Undergraduate Portion Resource Fee $145 per term
Undergraduate Portion Program Fee $175 per term
Graduate Portion Tuition $3,750 per term
Graduate Portion Resource Fee $145 per term
Graduate Portion Program Fee $0

Master of Health Leadership Tuition $3,750 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $0

Additional one-time fees for Health Professions programs: All College of Health Professions programs, excluding the BSN (Prelicensure) and Master of Health Leadership programs, require a one-time Health Professions Student Fee of $350. This fee covers the costs of any updates to student learning resources and support services while the student completes their program. The BSN (Prelicensure) program includes other student responsibilities that are outlined on the degree webpage.

A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

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Teachers College
Undergraduate Programs Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $150 per term

Graduate Programs with Supervised Field Experience Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $300 per term

NOTE: Includes M.A. Teaching, Post-Baccalaureate, Endorsement Preparation, M.S. Special Education, M.S. Educational Leadership, and M.A. English Language Learning programs


Other Graduate Programs Tuition $3,190 per term
Resource Fee $145 per term
Program Fee $0

NOTE: Includes all M.A. Mathematics Education and M.A. Science Education programs, all M.Ed. programs, and the M.S. Curriculum and Instruction program.

Additional one-time fees for teaching programs: Individuals pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in science education will require a home science lab and be assessed a one-time charge of $350 (billed separately along with the first term's tuition).

A non-refundable Application Fee of $65 is charged when applying to WGU.

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How Flat-Rate Tuition Works

WGU Texas tuition focuses on the time needed to complete your entire degree rather than each course individually. All WGU Texas students are treated as "full-time" and are charged tuition at a flat rate regardless of the number of competency units attempted or completed. Our terms are based on a full-time enrollment of at least 12 competency units for undergraduate students and 8 competency units for graduate students.

Note: WGU Texas allows students to work at a pace that’s comfortable for which to complete a full-time course load. During each term, you may complete as many or as few competency units as you like; the same flat rate applies. The faster you complete your degree program the more money you’ll save.

Tuition Covers:

  • All coursework attempted and completed, as well as most learning resources, but excluding hardcopy textbooks, which are listed in the student’s personalized Degree Plan. (With few exceptions, required textbooks are available as e-textbooks, so you won’t have to purchase hard copy textbooks.)
  • All assessments (subject to guidelines for individual assessments and the number of "re-takes" allowed).
  • Ongoing, personalized support from Student Mentors and Course Mentors.

Note: Tuition does not cover some selected other materials or special fees required for some courses and degree programs.

Tuition Deadlines and Processes

For students who plan to pay for tuition themselves (self pay), payments or payment arrangements must be completed on the student portal by:

  • First-term students: by the 22nd day of the month prior to the program start date
  • Renewal-term students: by the first day of the new term

Using Financial Aid

If you cannot afford tuition costs, financial aid may be an option for you. It is your obligation to apply for any state or federal aid and submit the required forms to WGU Texas’s Financial Aid Office. Please review the following deadlines:

  • First-term students must complete the Financial Aid Application Process by 22nd day of the month prior to their program start date. Renewal-term students must complete the application process by the 30th day of the term.

Note: WGU Texas students are eligible for state financial aid and grants available through the State Student Assistance Commission of Texas (SSACI).

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How to Pay Tuition

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition and Financial Aid

Consumer Information Guide

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.

WGU Consumer Information Guide
"At WGU Texas, I am able to accelerate my courses, and the cost of my degree is solely in my hands. The faster I accelerate, the more affordable my education becomes." Mary Fredette,
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Questions and Answers

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When do new terms begin?

New terms begin on roughly the first day of every month (some exceptions apply) for most programs. After you have applied and been accepted for admission, you must complete an Intake Interview — generally about one week before you plan to start. You’ll also be required to make arrangements to pay your first term’s tuition (either self-pay or through financial aid) prior to your intended start date. An Enrollment Counselor can help you complete the admission process.

Is tuition refundable if I withdraw?

The application fee and resource fee are not refundable. Students who withdraw from WGU or stop progress through the 60-percent (60%) point of a six-month term of enrollment for which tuition is assessed will receive a prorated tuition refund. After that point, there is no provision for a refund.

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