WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
Admissions process/ requirements
- Students must be a permanent resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Students must apply and be admitted to the University of Arizona. Learn more about How to Apply to University of Arizona.
- Students must apply to a University of Arizona WUE-eligible major or program.
- To maintain WUE eligibility, you must follow certain requirements including remaining enrolled in your WUE-eligible major and campus.
- Further information is available on the WUE website and in the University of Arizona Catalog.
- Mining & Geological Engineering, College of Engineering
- Natural Resources, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Cost/Financial Aid information
- Under the WUE program, out-of-state students who are residents of 14 Western states (other than Arizona) pay a tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona base resident tuition (plus all applicable fees). The program allows students access to programs that may not be available in their states, building the foundation for a greater impact on education in the Western region of the United States.
- Students participating in the WUE program will not be eligible to receive some forms of financial aid; including institutional merit scholarships and need-based University grant awards designated for out-of-state students paying the out-of-state tuition rate.
- Other financial aid, including Title IV Federal Student Aid may be adjusted as a result of the lower tuition pricing.
- For questions about how financial aid may be impacted, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.