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WGU and RSL to Award One Year of Full Tuition to Four Utah Students

Press Release from Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) are teaming up to provide four Utah students with scholarships worth a full year of tuition. Applications are now being accepted for four WGU-RSL scholarships, which will cover the full $6,000 tuition for two six-month terms at WGU. The online university is also waiving the application fee for prospective students who apply by August 31, just use the code: RSLNATION.

Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) are teaming up to provide four Utah students with scholarships worth a full year of tuition.

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"WGU is more than a college, this is a place where people's lives are reborn," said RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen. "This university enhances the quality of our state and the nation. And we can all be proud that now after 20 years, WGU and its leaders have made an impression that can only lead us to even more greatness in the future. I'm grateful to have had a front row seat to watch and be part of such a remarkable institution."

To be eligible for a WGU-RSL Scholarship, applicants must be officially admitted to one of WGU's bachelor's or master's degree programs, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor. While WGU will award up to four scholarships, recipients will be selected based on their academic records, financial need, and readiness for online study at WGU, among other considerations. The four scholarships will be awarded at the upcoming RSL-Portland Timbers match on Saturday, September 16.

Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 60 bachelor's and master's degrees in business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The majority of WGU students are working adults who benefit from the online university's flexibility and competency-based online degree programs, which allow students to complete courses on their schedule, advancing as soon as they are able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with affordable, flat-rate tuition of about $6,000 a year for most programs, is making it possible for more students to earn degrees that are helping them advance their careers. More than 5,500 Utahns are currently enrolled at WGU, part of a growing nationwide student body of more than 81,000.

About WGU

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves 81,000 students and has 82,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 20 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families through education. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at

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