WGU understands that some students may experience unusual financial hardship during their degree programs. To help financially struggling students achieve their graduation goals, WGU established a scholarship fund for students who encounter hardships out of their control. Each scholarship will be a one-time award to help a student continue with their studies, instead of taking a term break or withdrawing.
The value of the scholarship varies, typically between $500-$1,000, and is decided based on circumstances and needs of students being awarded. It will not cover the full-term tuition costs. Funds are limited, and although students may meet the minimum qualifications to be considered, not every student applying will be awarded; awardees are selected based upon their degree of need and their academic records.
To be eligible for this fund, students must:
To apply for this scholarship, students should complete a scholarship application. They will need to complete the General Application, as well as the supplemental Financial Support Fund application. Once completed, the Scholarships Team will contact students within 1-2 business days to complete the next steps.
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Article Number: 20425, 1964