As part of the Western Governors University benefits package, all employees are eligible for additional programs that can save money and provide important assistance with everyday needs.


WGU Employee Tuition Discount

Western Governors University believes formal education has a positive impact on personal growth and future opportunities. For this reason, WGU offers employees and eligible family members a generous employee tuition discount toward WGU degree programs, certificate programs, and course offerings.The WGU Tuition Discount is available to employees who meet the eligibility requirements as of the Term Start Date for the specified degree, certificate program, or course offerings – as applicable.Like most WGU benefits, there is no eligibility waiting period.

Under this policy employees are eligible for a 75% tuition discount and eligible family members are eligible for a 50% tuition discount.  Eligible family members include spouses, domestic partners, dependent children, sons/daughters-in law, parents, and parents-in-law. See the official WGU Employee Tuition Discount Policy [link] for other important eligibility requirements, taxation information and details.

To receive and keep a tuition discount from WGU, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be actively employed, or the family member of a person who is actively employed with WGU.
  • Submit a tuition discount application – whether for themselves or on behalf of their family member(s) – through the Benefits menu in Workday, no later than the applicable Term Start Date. Separate submissions are required for each student for whom the discount will be applied and for each term for which the student is seeking the discount.
  • Adhere to tuition payment requirements and make required payments by the first day of the term.
  • Not benefitting from any scholarship offered through WGU.
  • All schoolwork must be completed on the employee/student’s own time and not WGU’s time.
  • Adhere to specified program or course completion requirements as set forth in the official WGU Employee Tuition Discount Policy.

Be advised that tuition discounts may have tax implications. However, you may qualify for certain tax-favored treatment in accordance with tax regulations. View and download the complete WGU Employee Tuition Discount Policy for additional details.Lastly, note that WGU does not offer tax favored educational assistance for non-WGU programs.


Shopping Discounts

Looking for something fun to do? Can’t find that perfect present? Having trouble finding a great price for a new laptop? PerkSpot is a free benefit to all WGU employees and features more than 30,000 exclusive savings from local and national merchants.

With PerkSpot, you and your family can get fantastic travel deals, entertainment tickets, great gifts, fitness items and practical everyday necessities — all online at specially negotiated discounted prices. It’s an easy way to stretch your paycheck! Plus, it offers you these advantages:

  • Shop 24/7, 365 days a year from work, home or on your mobile device
  • Enjoy thousands of new and updated discounts daily
  • Create your own favorites list
  • Search for discounts in your neighborhood
  • No membership fee
  • And more

To start saving, visit the PerkSpot website.