As part of the Western Governors University benefits package, you have the opportunity to take advantage of additional programs that can save you money and provide important assistance with everyday needs.


Discount Shopping

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.


Reduced Cost Tuition

Furthering your education positively impacts your self-development and your contributions to WGU. For this reason, WGU makes reduced cost tuition available for WGU and WGU Academy employees. You and your family members can take advantage of these cost savings. Please visit the WGU People Center to submit a request for additional information.

WGU Tuition Discount Update

Effective on your first date of employment and if you are an active, regular full or part-time employee on the Term Start Date, you are eligible for a 75% tuition discount at WGU. In addition, a 50% tuition discount is available to legal spouses, domestic partners, legal children, sons/daughters-in law, parents, and parents-in-law. WGU currently offers online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in education, business, information technology, and health professions.

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

  • Be actively employed, or the family member of a person who is actively employed with WGU.
  • Make payment arrangements by the first day of the term.
  • Become familiar with and adhere to WGU’s Financial Policy.
  • The student/employee is not the recipient of any scholarship offered through 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.
  • All schoolwork must be completed on the employee/student’s own time and not WGU’s time.

View and download the complete WGU Employee Tuition Discount Policy for additional details.

To access WGU's Section 127 Education Assistance Plan, please click HERE

WGU Academy Tuition Rebate

As an employee of WGU or WGU Affiliates, you are eligible for up to six months of monthly tuition rebates*. The tuition rebate amount is 50% and extends to legal spouses, domestic partners, legal children, sons/daughters-in law, parents, and parents-in-law of employees.

Academy offers program pathways for various bachelor’s degrees within WGU for students who do not meet the academic requirements for entry into WGU. Academy courses are carefully aligned with the academic programs of WGU; however, Academy does not currently offer courses or certifications for prelicensure, nursing, or master’s degrees.

*Because Academy does NOT have a mechanism to create a discounted tuition charge for the employee/family discount, we must rebate part of your payment after you have made a regular payment. The rebate terms are dependent upon the type of payment that is made on your account and is described below. ACH payments can only be refunded at 100%, so students paying via ACH will only receive a refund after making two regular/full payments (every second payment).

Here Is How It Works: Once you know the program or degree area at WGU that interests you, visit the respective Academy page that is aligned with your college choice at WGU: Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, Health, or Teaching, and do the following:

  1. Complete the enrollment process online, including paying your first tuition payment
  2. As prompted during enrollment, select the courses that align with your WGU program
  3. Take the online Orientation right away
  4. Schedule your Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA) cohort
  5. Begin your first academic course as soon as possible – even same day!

Each month, after you have paid your regularly scheduled monthly tuition**, you will send an email to with the name and relation of the WGU or WGU Affiliate employee.

Once payment and employment status (and relation, if applicable) have been verified, you will receive confirmation that the applicable rebate will be applied as described below in the form of a refund to the original method of payment or a credit to your account balance (in the case of Extended Payment Plans).

Please allow 5-7 business days for the processing of each rebate. NOTE: You will need to submit a new rebate request for each month you make a tuition payment.

**Rebates are applied based on the type of Payment Plan you are on and the method of payment you used. For example, 50% of credit/debit card payments will be refunded; 100% of every second payment made through ACH will be refunded; credits will be applied to outstanding deferred balance of payment plans.

To receive and keep a tuition discount from WGU Academy, the student must follow the criteria below:

  • Be currently employed with WGU (or be a family member of a current employee)
  • Make your scheduled tuition payment on time each month
  • Submit an email to after each payment is made and request the tuition rebate. Include employee’s name (and relation to student, as applicable).
  • Become familiar with and adhere to WGU Academy’s Student Policies
  • Complete your Academy school work on your own time and not during your regular workday, unless you have permission (Often, employees are allowed to have coaching sessions during work hours or lunch.)

Speak to an Academy Enrollment Counselor first if you have any questions. Call (888) 210-8880 or send an email to

For the Section 127 Education Assistance Plan associated with WGU Academy, please click HERE