Western Undergraduate Exchange

  • Looking for an out-of-state college with affordable tuition?
    Check out WUE - the Western Undergraduate Exchange: http://www.wiche.edu/wue

    What is it?

    • Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.
    • The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!
    • WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    • What else should I know?
    1) Students must apply directly to the WUE school to be considered. Go to the WICHE website to see the list of participating schools.
    2) WICHE doesn't set the qualification criteria; each WUE school sets its own
    3) Numbers are limited - and requirements can be more rigorous for WUE candidates than for in-state applicants. Apply early!
    4) WUE is pronounced "woo-wee."