New terms begin on roughly the first day of every month (some exceptions apply)
for most programs. After you have applied and been accepted for admission, you must complete an Intake Interview — generally about one week before you plan to start. You’ll also be required to make arrangements to pay your first term’s tuition (either self-pay or through financial aid) prior to your intended start date. An Enrollment Counselor can help you complete the
Is tuition refundable if I withdraw?
The application fee and resource fee are not refundable. Students who withdraw from WGU or stop progress
through the 60-percent (60%) point of a six-month term of enrollment for which tuition
is assessed will receive a prorated tuition refund. After that point,
there is no provision for a refund.
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