Tuition and Fees Amount



Tuition and Fees Amount

A WGU term is six months in length and can begin on the first of any month. 


WGU reserves the right to change any of its tuition and fees. Students are notified in advance of new tuition rates. For more information on the most recent tuition increase, please see January 1, 2020 Tuition Increase (opens new window).



Tuition, Resource and Program Fees



Special Fees (apply to select programs)

  • Science Lab Fee* (non-refundable): $350 (one-time per program)
  • Nursing Program Fee** (non-refundable): $350 (one-time per program)


*Individuals pursuing either of the science bachelor's degrees or science master's degrees that require a home science lab are assessed a one-time charge for the science lab fee. The $350 science lab fee is charged to all science program students in their first term regardless of when the science courses are taken. In connection with the fulfillment of certain science laboratory requirements pursuant to courses offered by WGU, the student will receive scientific materials which will provide course-specific, hands-on laboratory experiences for use in home or other off-campus location. The home science lab is a self-contained laboratory kit that includes the lab manual, science equipment, specimens, supplies, and chemicals necessary to complete college lab experiments at home.


**Individuals interested in the Bachelor's and Master's in Nursing (except Prelicensure) programs may be required to add this fee to cover special program requirements. The fee is charged one time per program and covers any and all extraneous expenses related to nursing coursework. These can include lab work, third-party exams, and select learning resources.



Other Fees

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $65
  • Unreturned Library Fee: $100
  • Assessment Retake Fee: $60+
  • Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (non-refundable): $55
  • Insufficient Funds Fee: $20
  • Duplicate Diploma: $10
  • Transcript Order:
    • NSC - $7.50
    • Parchment
      • $4.00 electronic
      • $6.00 paper





Article Number: 20432, 1058