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Part-time options for active duty students.

Part-time program options to help those who serve achieve their goals.

All WGU programs are available as a military part-time option. Some programs may require full-time attendance in terms where nursing clinicals or demonstration teaching are part of the curriculum. Undergraduate programs have been configured to allow service members to be enrolled in 5 to 8 competency units (CUs) during most terms (4 to 7 CUs for graduate programs), based on their degree plan performance and with the support of their assigned mentors.

The part-time option is only available to service members utilizing Tuition Assistance. Your personal degree plan may vary based on any waivers you receive in transfer for prior academic experience. Talk to an Enrollment Counselor for details.

Learn more about the degrees and programs.

Part-time tuition rates.

Effective for terms beginning on or after January 1, 2019.

Undergraduate Program Tuition (5-8 CUs) Cost per CU




Graduate Program Tuition (4-7 CUs) Cost per CU






MBA Program Tuition (4-7 CUs) Cost per CU



Helpful notes:

  • Part-time tuition is set at 5–8 competency units per term for undergraduate degrees and 4–7 competency units per term for graduate degrees.
  • Tuition will be adjusted by the number of competency units attempted within the term, not by time attended.
  • Only tuition will be prorated. The resource fee and any program fees are still charged at the full amount for the entire term.
  • Military students may be able to supplement their tuition assistance with benefits from the Montgomery GI Bill® if they are eligible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at
  • Federal financial aid is not available for part-time students but may be available for full-time military students.
  • Students with military education benefits other than Military Tuition Assistance are not eligible for the part-time option
  • WGU reserves the right to change any of its tuition and fees. Students will be notified in advance of the new tuition rates.    

Tuition for the full term is due at the beginning of each term. For regular new students, payment is due on or before the 22nd of the month preceding their intended program start date. Returned checks will be assessed a service charge. Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees. Failure to receive payment in full by the end of the current term is grounds for administrative withdrawal.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA), Post 9/11 (CH 33) and VA Voc-Rehab students may be eligible for a deferral of the tuition cost paid by their military education benefits once the appropriate form(s) has been completed, authorized and received by WGU’s VA Department.

Let us help.

Our military support team is here to help facilitate your benefits and your enrollment.