I wanted to get information on the price of WGU. The web site says that the "basic" price is $2,890 for a 6 month term. The problem I have is the use of the word "basic." Just looking what the actual cost that a student pays and if it is not too much trouble I would really appreciate the breakdown of the cost. I am just trying to get some detailed information because my job told me today that they may be able to help with some of the cost, I just needed to write a detailed letter about the degree program, its usefulness to the company, and cost.
It really depends on what you are wanting to do. This page
lists the tuition rates. I'm assuming you want the IT Degree program which is $2890 per term (6 months). Then add in the special fees listed on the page.
They do also offer a few scholarships
As to why it is important, most of the programs in the IT part eventually get you certifications. As an example, here is a list of the certifications you will have in the IT Security emphasis
CIW Web Design Specialist
CIW Database Design Specialist
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7 – Configuration
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security)
While certifications aren't as good as experience, they are good to have.
As to whether the program is worth it, I haven't a clue. I have no personal experience with the school.