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WGU increased tuition on IT programs
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Effective January 1, 2018, the tuition and fees for the College of Information Technology will increase according to the table below. As you know, WGU is nonprofit and self-sustaining on our tuition alone, receiving no state funding. And, we have not increased tuition since 2008.

For the past two years, we have been reviewing our costs as we have improved student support and added better learning resources, endeavoring to delay an increase as long as possible. It is important to note that even with this increase, WGU’s tuition remains among the lowest for online universities and compares very favorably with tuition at public universities. And, as evidenced by our graduates’ career success, WGU graduates derive great value from their degrees, seeing a quick return on their tuition investment.

This tuition increase applies to new and current students whose terms begin January 1, 2018, or after. If your first term begins on December 1, 2017, your tuition will stay at the current rate for your first term, and the increase will not take effect until your second term.

Tuition and Fees, Effective January 1, 2018
College of information Technology
Undergraduate Programs

Tuition:
$3,190 per term
Resource Fee:
$145 per term
Program Fee:
$150 per term
College of Information Technology
Graduate Programs

Tuition:
$3,490 per term
Resource Fee:
$145 per term
Program Fee:
$150 per term
Resource Fee: Paid each term by all WGU students, the Resource Fee includes the majority of course materials, including e-textbooks.

Program Fee: This fee covers additional costs specific to IT programs.

Tuition and fees may be eligible for federal financial aid.  If you are applying for financial aid, this change will be calculated into your award.

Our mission is to expand access to high-quality higher education, and we will keep tuition affordable to deliver on this mission. All of us at WGU respect and admire the sacrifices you make to earn your degree, and we are committed to providing you with a great learning experience and a respected degree at the lowest cost possible.
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They also increased it on the Teachers College as well.

Tuition and Fees, Effective January 1, 2018

Teachers College Undergraduate Programs

Tuition: $3,190 per term

Resource fee: $145 per term

Program fee: $150 per term

Teachers College Graduate Programs with Supervised Field Experience

Includes M.A. Teaching, Post-Baccalaureate, Endorsement Preparation, M.S. Special Education, M.S. Educational Leadership, and M.A. English Language Learning programs

Tuition: $3,190 per term

Resource fee: $145 per term

Program fee: $300 per term

Other Teachers College Graduate Programs

Includes all M.A. Mathematics Education and M.A. Science Education programs, all M.Ed. programs, and the M.S. Curriculum and Instruction program.


Tuition: $3,190 per term

Resource fee: $145 per term

Program fee: None


Resource Fee: Paid each term by all WGU students, the Resource Fee includes the majority of course materials, including e-textbooks.

Program Fee: This fee covers additional costs associated with Teachers College programs that include supervised field experience.

Additional one-time fees: Individuals pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in science education will require a home science lab and will be assessed a one-time charge of $350 (billed separately along with the first term's tuition).
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It's going up for all WGU schools, not just the College of IT. It appears the IT college has the cheaper of the increases compared to other schools within WGU.

It's what, a $300 hike? the first hike in like 10 years for the school. I don't want to be paying more, but I certainly can't pretend that this is unreasonable
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FYI: It's across the board, as per their webpage on tuition. See link: https://www.wgu.edu/tuition_financial_aid/tuition
I would have expected them to do so for only Business as they were going for ACBSP program/systematic accreditation.
However, seems like they're upping the price at all areas of study. Oh well, it's still pretty inexpensive overall.
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Especially considering the number of IT Certs you get for those degrees, a $150 "program fee" (new) isn't unreasonable at all.
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