Western Governors University, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership

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Nonprofit, fully online Western Governors University (WGU) and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced they have joined forces to provide Chamber members and employees with an affordable pathway to earning their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. The partnership will further both organizations’ missions of continuing to develop the talent pipeline in hopes of building a future-ready workforce. Additionally, those who enroll in any of WGU’s 80-plus undergraduate or graduate degree programs in business, IT, K-12 teacher education or health professions – including nursing – will also be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through the university’s Partner Connect Scholarship program. The scholarships, each valued at up to $2,500, are applied to WGU’s already-low, flat-rate tuition of about $3,800 per six-month term. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a $625 tuition credit each term, renewable for up to four terms based on academic performance. Applicants who lack access to affordable, high-speed internet will also be eligible to apply for the WGU Online Access Scholarship, which covers internet installation and monthly access costs for the duration WGU students who qualify are active students and in good standing. The program also provides devices to students who are in need. For more information on the partnership between WGU and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, visit wgu.edu or chicagolandchamber.org.

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