What is WUE?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE’s 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students. Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate. Since full nonresident college-tuition rates may exceed 300 percent of resident rates, WUE increases affordable higher-education choices for students, and minimizes the adverse impacts of student loan debt. (Source: https://www.wiche.edu/tuition-savings/wue/)
1. Check your eligibility
2. Check schools and degrees
3. meet your schools wue requirements
Some institutions require a minimum GPA, exclude selected majors, or have early application deadlines.
4. apply directly to the school