Serves: USA, Canada
Financial Aid: Yes
City: Salt Lake City
Street: 4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Western Governors University was chartered in 1996, was incorporated as a private, non-profit university in 1997, and began accepting students in 1999. Founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states, WGU offers nationally and regionally accredited online bachelorís and masterís degrees specifically designed for working adults. Admission
General Admissions Requirements:
- Earned a high school diploma, GED, or provide equivalent
- Official transcripts of all prior academic work completed at community colleges, colleges, or universities attended
- Complete an intake interview with an enrollment counselorWestern Governors Universityís Students
WGU has students in all 50 states and serves active-duty military personnel and their spouses at overseas military installations. The average age of the WGU student is about 36 with an age range from the 20s to the 60s. WGU students come from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Most are working full-time or part-time jobs while they are students. Most students who are pursuing a bachelorís degree already have some college experience.Financial Aid and Grants
WGU students may qualify for Federal Direct Loans.
University also offers Pell Grants, National SMART Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, TEACH Grant.