Affordable Degree Programs

Pay by Term, Not by Credit Hour

Unlike schools that charge tuition based on credit hours, WGU Indiana focuses on the time needed to complete your entire degree rather than each course individually. WGU Indiana’s six-month terms are billed at a flat-rate tuition fee

Most WGU Indiana degree programs allow new students to begin their term on the first day of each month. Unlike traditional semesters, WGU Indiana terms are six months long and based on your program start date.

Tuition Rates and Fees: (per term)

Nursing Programs MSN and BSN: $3,250 per term
B.S. Nursing Prelicensure: More Info $4,250 per term
Business Master’s Programs: $3,250 per term
Business Bachelor’s Programs: $2,890 per term
Information Technology Programs: $2,890 per term
All Teachers College Programs: $2,890 per term
Resource Fee: $145 per term non-refundable
Application Fee: $65 non-refundable

Note: WGU Indiana does not profit from application fees; rather, they help support our costs related to processing, transcript collection, etc. WGU Indiana charges a $145 Resource Fee each term. This fee helps cover your use of the online library, e-textbooks, and many other learning resources. With few exceptions, required textbooks are available as e-textbooks, so you won’t have to purchase hard copy textbooks.

Special Fees:

(applies to select programs)

  • Consolidated Nursing Program Fee: $350 (one time)
    Individuals pursuing a nursing degree will be assessed a one-time charge (billed separately along with the first term's tuition). This one-time fee covers any and all extraneous expenses related to nursing coursework. These can include lab work, third-party exams, and select learning resources.

  • Demonstration Teaching (student teaching) standard fee: $1,000
    Students enrolled in the Teachers College programs leading to licensure must complete an in-classroom student teaching practicum. An attached $100 application fee and a $900 Demonstration Teaching fee are required before enrollment in the practicum.

  • Science Lab Fee: $350 (one time)
    Billed to students earning a B.S. or science graduate degree in addition to first term tuition costs.

  • Educational Leadership Practicum Fee: $1,000 (one time)
    Billed to students in the M.S. in Educational Leadership or the Endorsement Preparation program (the fee is assessed during the last term of the practicum).

Note: As degree programs are updated, additional fees may apply. WGU Indiana will notify students of these changes as soon as possible.

How Flat-Rate Tuition Works

WGU Indiana tuition focuses on the time needed to complete your entire degree rather than each course individually. All WGU Indiana students are treated as "full-time" and are charged tuition at a flat rate regardless of the number of competency units attempted or completed. Our terms are based on a full-time enrollment of at least 12 competency units for undergraduate students and 8 competency units for graduate students.

Note: WGU Indiana allows students to work at a pace that’s comfortable for which to complete a full-time course load. During each term, you may complete as many or as few competency units as you like; the same flat rate applies. The faster you complete your degree program the more money you’ll save.

Tuition Covers:

  • All coursework attempted and completed, as well as most learning resources, but excluding hardcopy textbooks, which are listed in the student’s personalized Degree Plan. (With few exceptions, required textbooks are available as e-textbooks, so you won’t have to purchase hard copy textbooks.)
  • All assessments (subject to guidelines for individual assessments and the number of "re-takes" allowed).
  • Ongoing, personalized support from Student Mentors and Course Mentors.

Note: Tuition does not cover some selected other materials or special fees required for some courses and degree programs.

Tuition Deadlines and Processes

For students who plan to pay for tuition themselves (self pay), payments or payment arrangements must be completed on the student portal by:

  • First-term students: by the 22nd day of the month prior to the program start date
  • Renewal-term students: by the first day of the new term

Using Financial Aid

If you cannot afford tuition costs, financial aid may be an option for you. It is your obligation to apply for any state or federal aid and submit the required forms to WGU Indiana’s Financial Aid Office. Please review the following deadlines:

  • First-term students must complete the Financial Aid Application Process by 22nd day of the month prior to their program start date. Renewal-term students must complete the application process by the 30th day of the term.

Note: WGU Indiana students are eligible for state financial aid and grants available through the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).

Learn more about Financial Aid

How to Pay Tuition

WGU Indiana’s tuition payments are handled through the Bursar’s Office of our parent institution, Western Governors University. WGU Indiana accepts cash, checks, web checks/EFT credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) at no additional cost to the student through the online “Make or View Payments” link in the student portal. WGU does not accept post-dated checks. WGU will not hold any check for deposit past the date of the receipt of the check. WGU will not be responsible for any bank fees associated with the deposit of said check.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition and Financial Aid

Consumer Information Guide

All institutions participating in federal financial student aid programs are required to notify enrolled and prospective students and current and prospective employees regarding available consumer information. This document provides access to required consumer information.

WGU Consumer Information Guide

Questions and Answers

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When do new terms begin?

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 admission process.

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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