WGU and BYU-Pathway Worldwide announce scholarship and student transfer collaboration to improve lives through education

Renewed agreement establishes a seamless transfer process for BYU-Pathway students, graduates, and employees enrolling at Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) and BYU-Pathway Worldwide announced a collaboration that provides access to additional degrees for BYU-Pathway students, alumni, and employees. The agreement establishes seamless transfer processes for individuals enrolling at WGU from BYU-Pathway – and helps them map a straightforward path toward select bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered by the online, nonprofit university.

In addition to clear-cut transfer processes, WGU has established the Pathway to WGU Scholarship. BYU- Pathway students who have at least completed PathwayConnect or the first year, as well as currently employed staff members, are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Valued at up to $4,000, this award will make it easier for students and staff to enroll with WGU and earn a respected, career-ready degree.

To learn more about the partnership and the Pathway to WGU Scholarship, click here.

Like WGU, BYU-Pathway was created to serve online students. BYU-Pathway provides access to online certificates and degree programs, in association with BYU-Idaho and Ensign College – as well as dedicated services and resources to foster student and graduate success.

“We are thrilled about this collaboration to help expand degree options for adult learners while maintaining flexibility, affordability, and high-quality education,” said Ismar Vallecillos, director of WGU’s Northwest Region. “Both institutions were created to provide educational opportunities to help people get ahead – and create better lifestyles for themselves and their families. And we both offer online, highly-personalized programs that fit the busy lives of working adults, as well as traditionally underserved populations.”

Headquartered in Salt Lake, WGU offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four, high-demand fields: business, teaching, health professions (including nursing). Its online, competency-based model measures what students know, rather than how long they are enrolled in classes. Competency-based education maximizes flexibility, allowing students to study and learn whenever and wherever it is convenient and at a pace that fits their lifestyles. As a nonprofit institution, WGU is committed to keeping tuition costs low. Most WGU degree programs are approximately $7,000 per year – about half as much as comparable universities.