About Western Governors University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Western Governors University cost?

Western Governors University Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,070
Out-of-state $6,070
On-Campus Room and Board
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,000
Average Annual Cost $9,115
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

Western Governors University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 65% $3,852
Federal Grants 36% $4,187
Pell grants 36% $3,840
Other federal grants 4% $413
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 1% $2,156
Institutional grants or scholarships 1% $300
Student loan aid 61% $5,215
Federal student loans 61% $4,103
Other student loans 1% $6,635

Western Governors University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 132 Up to $600
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Do community service 248 Up to $75

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

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Western Governors University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 54735
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 3%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Western Governors University Graduation Success


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About Western Governors University

The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.


4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify