When you give to WGU you create a better future for students, and for society as a whole. Education helps individuals become contributors to the community, and nurturing minds means improving the collective futures of individuals, families, companies, and more.

Support current students

Give today to one of WGU’s existing scholarship programs. Every single dollar donated to WGU Advancement for WGU scholarships goes directly to students.

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Support innovation

We focus our energy and our resources on programs that provide students with successful career paths. But we’re also focused on everything else in a student’s life and well-being, even if it means going beyond the typical curriculum.

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Give back

A gift to WGU ensures that more students like you will have access to the same quality education that you have benefited from. Every donation we receive goes right back to supporting your fellow night owls.

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We’ve been fortunate to find many like-minded partners in our mission to completely re-design the higher education model in a way that truly puts student access, affordability, and success at the center. New ideas and new relationships are what keep us changing right along with the world.

Partnerships include everything from working with community colleges to help students transfer and expand their education to working with corporations that want to help employees grow specific skill sets. Please reach out and start the conversation about what we can accomplish together.

Inquire about partnership opportunities

Support current students

Give today to one of WGU’s existing scholarship programs. Every single dollar donated to WGU Advancement for WGU scholarships goes directly to students. You can donate as an individual or an organization.

Scholarships

Support innovation

We focus our energy and our resources on programs that provide students with a real career path right after — and long after — graduation. But we’re also focused on everything else in a student’s life and well-being, even if it means going beyond the typical curriculum.

innovation

Give back

A gift to WGU ensures that more students like you will have access to the same quality education that you have benefited from. Every donation we receive goes right back to supporting your fellow night owls.

Alumni giving

We’ve been fortunate to find many like-minded partners in our mission to completely re-design the higher education model in a way that truly puts student access, affordability, and success at the center. New ideas and new relationships are what keep us changing right along with the world.

Partnerships include everything from working with community colleges to help students transfer and expand their education to working with corporations that want to help employees grow specific skill sets. Please reach out and start the conversation about what we can accomplish together.

Inquire about partnership opportunities

SCHOLARSHIPS

$12.1 million in scholarships was awarded to WGU students in 2018, making their education even more attainable.

The need is great

Even with affordable tuition, many WGU students need financial help to make their education dreams a reality. Scholarships help bridge the gap to help bring educational goals within reach. Every dollar you donate to WGU scholarships goes directly to students.

12%

of WGU students are active-duty military, veterans, or military famility members.

73%

of WGU students work full-time while also managing their coursework and personal commitments.

70%

of WGU students receive financial aid and nearly half (46%) of our undergraduates receive Pell Grants.

78%

of WGU students are above the age of 26, and don’t fit into the traditional university model.

41%

of WGU students are first-generation college students.

30%

of WGU students are ethnic minorities.

23%

of WGU students are from low-income families.

17%

of WGU students are residents or rural areas.

Our commitment

100% of every single dollar donated to WGU scholarships goes directly to students.

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INNOVATION

We focus resources on programs that set students up for success before, during, and after their time at WGU.

Innovative programs drive us forward.

We’re always investing in new and innovative curriculums and careers. But we’re also dedicated to initiatives that focus on each student’s personal well-being. Our new programs go beyond academics to investigate evolving learning styles and social and emotional college readiness — giving students the support they need along the way and a solid career path after graduation.

WGU Labs

Where we incubate ideas

It’s all about student success — during their time at WGU and well after. At WGU Labs, we go beyond academic curriculum, incubating ideas on new products and services that can expand access, improve quality, and make higher education even more impactful for each student.

WGU Labs Focus Areas
  • Equitable Access to Higher Education
  • Student Readiness for Postsecondary Success
  • Innovative Learning Design and Delivery
  • Career Readiness, Reskilling, and Upskilling
  • Global Learning Design and Delivery
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The Center for Applied Learning Science

Putting our ideas to work

The Center for Applied Learning Science (CALS) is where we target significant challenges in education that have no clear solutions. WGU Labs informs our theories and ideas, and then we put them into action at CALS, creating engaging activities that transform students’ learning experiences.

Developing new methods and technologies

Teams of learning experience designers, content developers, engineers, data scientists, and social psychologists work to design learning activities and programs that work better for students.

Rapid testing on a large scale

We put our new ideas and theories to the test in controlled trials with real WGU students, which yields rich, rapid insights so we can modify our designs and change course if we need to.

Constantly improving education for students

Once we’ve tested and perfected a technology or program, we put it into action for all WGU students to benefit from. And then, we start all over with the next new idea.

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WGU Academy

Improving college readiness

We’re always looking for ways to create multiple paths to success at WGU and in life. That’s why the new WGU Academy is specifically designed to help individuals who want to earn a college degree but need extra help to succeed at WGU or other colleges and universities.

Educational, emotional, and social readiness

It’s not only about material and tests. The Academy will help students prepare to change their lives for the better.

Helping students at other institutions

We’ll extend our help to community colleges and younger students, as well as tailoring programs for employers who need specific competencies and knowledge.

Enrolling far more students every year

It’s projected that within three years, WGU Academy will help enroll more than 7,000 additional students to WGU each year — students who wouldn’t traditionally be admitted.

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You can help change lives

Supporting the research and development of innovative new programs helps ensure the success of students, current and future. Let’s discuss the opportunity that’s right for you, and the impact you can make.

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ALUMNI GIVING

As a WGU Alumnus, you are part of a network of more than 150,000 accomplished individuals. Think of the difference you could make together.

Support your fellow night owls.

You’ve seen the impact of a quality, affordable education. Now that you’ve met your educational goals, it could be the perfect time to help other students. These students are starting out in the same place you did; they’re hopeful, eager, and ready to create a better future.

“If you have the ability to help someone else, you are actually supporting and helping your community.”

Naara Olivero
M.S. Management and Leadership

“I’d love to say thank you to the donors. Their contribution made the advancement of my career possible.”

Kristina Chapman
B.S. Business Management

Ways to give

Every donation we receive goes right back into our university, our students, and causes that drive education and student success forward.

Donate now

Every dollar donated to WGU Advancement for WGU scholarships goes back to supporting hard working students. Your donation — no matter what size — goes directly to brighter futures.

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Employee match

Many employers match personal employee donations to maximize giving impact. Please check with your employer to see if they offer an employee match program, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Partner with us

WGU is constantly working to enhance programs and offerings for better student success. If you are interested in helping even more students get access to a revolutionary education, we would love to work with you.

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Learn more about Western Governor’s University, our students, and our degree programs by visiting wgu.edu.
WGU Advancement is a nonprofit corporation organized in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
Learn more about Western Governor’s University, our students, and our degree programs by visiting wgu.edu.
WGU Advancement is a nonprofit corporation organized in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).