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As an online university; it alone stands out from all others, such as, the University of Phoenix and American Intercontinental University. WGU is non-profit; which basically means, it doesn’t benefit financially. Its primary goal is to provide an affordable education to distance learning adults, just like you and I. While other online universities or traditional brick and mortar schools are charging by the credit hour, this is not so at WGU. Western Governors University charges tuition at a flat rate every six months, so you pay for the time, not the credit hours; also, you can go at your own pace. The basic tuition for most programs is just $2,890.00 per six-month term. In other words, the $3,000.00 buys you six months. If you finish one course or ten, within the six months, you pay the same price. WGU strips down all the unnecessary costs of other online or brick and mortar schools. Because of this, I was able to accelerate and finish my first two classes, in the first month and not worry about, how I’m going to pay for the credits. It’s a great opportunity for those who are self-starters and are determined to finish their education. They offer several bachelors and master’s degree programs in areas such as business, information technology, education, and healthcare. I am completing my BS in Business Management and I am grateful, I’m not spending $400.00 a credit. That’s over $1,200.00 a class or $48,000 for a degree at UoP or AIU. That being said, I plan on finishing my degree in 15-18 months at WGU, a savings of $30, 000. This is a no-brainer, when you compare it to many other options, including traditional state schools. I was hesitant in acquiring an online degree given the stigma and reputation from other online schools. Through extensive research, I was more than convinces; I will receive a quality education at WGU. They’re regionally accredited by the NWCCU (North West Commission on Colleges and Universities) and are recognized by the U.S. Department...
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