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What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?


If you are a resident of a WICHE state, you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West. WICHE states include: - Alaska - Arizona - California - Colorado - Hawaii - Idaho - Montana - Nevada - New Mexico - N. Dakota - Oregon - S. Dakota - Utah - Washington - Wyoming. Virtually all undergraduate fields are available to WUE students at participating colleges and universities. Some institutions have opened their entire curriculum on a space-available or first-come, first-serve basis; others offer only designated programs at the reduced WUE rate. Currently, some 145 public institutions participate in WUE; not all public institutions in every WICHE state participate in the program. WICHE's student exchange programs offer a broad range of higher education options for students each year at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Residents of WICHE states can gain affordable access to programs, states avoid costly and unnecessary duplication of programs and facilities, and colleges and universities can devote their resources to improving the quality of their educational offerings.

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