Western Governors University, in cooperation with Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, is proud to offer special benefits for Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center employees.
Partnership Benefits for Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Employees
- 5% tuition discount for up to four terms
- Eligibility to apply for the WGU Healthcare Partners Fund Scholarship valued at up to $2,500.
As the nation’s online, nonprofit, competency-based university, WGU offers accredited degree programs in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, including nursing.
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WGU is Affordable
WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU charges less than half what other traditional and reputable online universities typically charge. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU is Competency-Based
WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers efficiently. Unlike traditional, and even other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study and the use of learning resources, you master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success.
Our competency-based approach measures your progress through the successful completion of challenging assessments. Assessments take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online. If you have existing competencies from prior work experience and education, you may be able to draw upon this knowledge to complete your assessments more quickly and accelerate your degree program.
WGU is Flexible and Supportive
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.
When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated Student Mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment through graduation. Together with your mentor you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plana roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.
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