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WGU Funds $10M in Emergency Aid To Support Students Impacted by COVID-19


Western Governors University (WGU) has set aside $10 million in emergency aid funds to help current and new students experiencing financial and health care hardships as a result of COVID-19. In addition, the online, nonprofit university is working to raise another $10 million in matching donations. There are more than 4,200 students currently enrolled in programs and nearly 5,500 graduates of WGU in Tennessee.

A financial disruption of just a few hundred dollars can often derail a student’s academic progress, and 71 percent of WGU’s students come from one or more historically underserve...

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