Western Undergraduate Exchange

Save Money As A Western Undergraduate Exchange Student

UCCS offers out-of-state students a unique opportunity to save money

Founded in 1987, The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition-discount agreement that enables students from 16 states and territories to enroll in more than 160 schools, and pay 150 percent (or less) of the school’s tuition for in-state, resident students. WUE (pronounced “woo-ee”) is part of the Western Interstate Commission For Higher Education (WICHE), which has given many students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming the opportunity to study at UCCS. 

California Community College Students
An invaluable education. A smaller bill.
Steps to WUE Success
Use this checklist to get started transferring through WUE
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WUE Costs
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Financial circumstances
WUE does not account for financial need
A return on investment. A degree to fuel your future.
Investing in yourself
The median salary for a UCCS alum just one year after graduating with a Bachelor's degree is greater than $37,700, which is higher than the median salary among all Colorado institutions. That median salary only grows over time. After 10 years, the median salary for UCCS graduates with a Bachelor's degree is greater than $58,700.