WGU is a regionally accredited, non-profit, online, competency-based higher education institution with over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in IT, Business, Teaching, and Healthcare. All our degree programs are self-paced and competency-based. Our degrees are based on real-world competencies as opposed to seat time or credit hours. This allows most students to advance through course material at a quicker pace. There are no set class times and students study when and where they want. Our average yearly tuition is typically about half that of conventional universities and WGU qualifies for all Military Tuition Assistance programs and VA education benefits. We also have several military specific scholarships.