Tuition That’s Affordable

Affordable Education

A quality education won’t cost you a fortune at WGU Missouri. You can get a great education without creating financial hardship for you and your family.

Flat-Rate Tuition

WGU Missouri charges tuition at a flat rate every six months, so you pay for the time, not the credit hours. You’ll be pleased to discover that WGU Missouri’s tuition compares favorably to that of Missouri’s public colleges and universities.

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"I believe WGU Missouri's model is the direction all of higher education is headed. Its flexibility and affordability provides more opportunities for members of my community, so they can provide a better quality of life for them and their families." Dr. CJ Huff,
Superintendent, Joplin School

Access to Federal Financial Aid

WGU Missouri is authorized to offer federal financial aid to qualified students, which can help you manage the costs of higher education. Most students qualify for at least one type of low-interest loan.

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A Partnership with Missouri to Expand Access

Established by the state of Missouri through a partnership with Western Governors University, WGU Missouri’s commitment is to expand access to higher education for Missouri working adults. And through that commitment to expand access, Missouri residents can receive the education they need to improve their lives and the economic well-being of the state.


Questions and Answers

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How does WGU keep its tuition so low?

As a nonprofit university, WGU doesn’t need to benefit shareholders. Our students are our main concern. We also try to keep our operating costs low. And since we’re an exclusively online university, we don’t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus, and other non-academic programs.

Should I consider financial aid?

Using financial aid is a personal decision. When making this decision, you should know that a degree is a great investment in yourself that will pay for itself many times over. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree earn on average almost a million dollars more over the course their careers compared to those without one. A master’s degree typically has a similar impact on your wallet. You should definitely consider federal financial aid if it means the difference between getting your degree or not. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.

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Jay Nixon

WGU Missouri Founding Governor

"WGU Missouri is designed to meet the needs of real people with real lives. How quickly you earn your degree depends on how quickly you master the subject matter, because you advance at your own pace. Instead of paying tuition by the credit hour, students can take as much coursework as they want for a flat rate. This is the flexibility and the affordability that many working Missourians need to finish a degree to help themselves, their family and their community."

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