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Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program offers students from participating Western states the opportunity to enroll at WOU at a special reduced tuition level – 150 percent of resident tuition. To find the estimated cost of attendance for WUE students, click here.


States open to the WUE Program:

Alaska ◦ Arizona ◦ California ◦ Colorado ◦ Hawaii ◦ Idaho ◦ Montana ◦ New México ◦ Nevada ◦ North Dakota ◦ South Dakota ◦ Utah ◦ Washington ◦ Wyoming ◦ Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands


WUE Program Requirements:

  • The program is open to new freshmen and transfer students who are residents of one of the participating states listed above.
  • Submit an undergraduate application for admission and be admitted to the university under standard admission procedures as a new freshman or transfer student.
  • Recipients of the WUE tuition rate will receive notification of their award via letter from the Office of Admissions.
  • Students must be enrolled in classes on a full-time basis (12+ credits per term) in order to receive the discounted WUE rate.
  • All undergraduate academic programs and majors, including Exploratory/Undecided students, are eligible for the WUE Program.


For more information regarding tuition and fees for a WUE student, please use our tuition calculator.


Please contact the Office of Admissions at wolfgram@wou.edu if you have questions regarding the WUE Program.

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