Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Undergraduate and graduate Students whose permanent residence is within one of the 15 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) participating states may be eligible for reduced tuition from the rate normally charged to non-resident students. Residents of the following states/territories may be eligible for reduced tuition through the Western Graduate Regional Program (WGRP), or the Western Undergraduate Exchange: Alaska, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Questions about the reduced tuition program should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admitted students from a qualifying state are eligible. The rate charged is equal to the in-state/resident tuition rate. Interested students are encouraged to review the state authorization information prior to application to ensure admissions eligibility. Only the following graduate programs and specialties participate in WICHE/WRGP:
Out-of-state students from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states admitted to eligible CU College of Nursing undergraduate programs may be approved to receive a discounted tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program – saving students up to $150 per credit hour.
Students approved for WUE will be charged 150% of the Colorado resident rate without application of the College Opportunity Fund discount. Only undergraduate students in the Traditional Pathway or UCAN (Accelerated) programs are eligible to apply. Please note that both programs are on-campus programs and are not offered online.
WUE eligibility will be determined after an offer of admission is made. Notifications for how to apply will be delivered to all eligible admitted students by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.