WUE (pronounced Woo-Wee)stands for Western Undergraduate Exchange. Students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of no more than 150% of resident tuition at participating public two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state. However, in reality, it can be really confusing. Not all public schools in the 14 states are part of WUE. 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. Some institutions award the reduced rate based on standardized test scores and GPA, while others give the reduced rate to everyone who is accepted.
Not all public schools are part of the WUE, noticably The University of California system, the University of Washington, The University of Arizona (except for 1 major) , and The University of Colorado (Boulder). However there are about 78 four-years colleges and over 100 two year colleges that participate. Not all majors are eligible for the reduced WUE rate. These usually include Nursing or other programs that have a lot of instate students desiring admittance into the program. With skyrocketing college costs, WUE is a great program and worth exploring. As the foremost authority on the WUE colleges, I offer a free consultation and we can discuss how I can help you.
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