Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) was established over 55 years ago to promote the sharing of higher education resources among Western states. Montana is one of the 15 WICHE participating states. Two of the student exchange programs established to meet this goal include the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) and the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE):
WUE provides an opportunity for residents of participating Western states to enroll in designated public undergraduate programs in other participating states at resident tuition plus 50 percent, an amount considerably less than regular nonresident tuition. Participating states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible students. Many states and schools limit the number of WUE awards offered each academic year and have specific eligibility criteria, so apply early and be sure to contact the school directly for more information regarding WUE requirements and eligibility. For more information about WUE, please visit: http://wiche.edu/WUE.
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP):
WRGP makes many high-quality graduate programs available to students in the 15-state WICHE region at a reasonable cost. WRGP includes a wide range of graduate programs designed around the educational, social, and economic needs of the West. Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll at resident tuition rates in specific graduate programs in these 15 states. For more information about WRGP and a list of available graduate programs, please visit: http://wiche.edu/WRGP