20 Nov Western Undergraduate Exchange
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE – pronounced “Woo-ee”)
How exciting Woo-ee… and affordable! Founded in 1987, the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a regional tuition-discount agreement administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WUE enables students from one of 16 WICHE states and territories in the Western U.S. to enroll as nonresidents in 160+ participating public colleges and universities and pay 150 percent (or less) of the enrolling school’s resident tuition—which annually saves students an average of $9,000 each on the cost of nonresident tuition.
Sometimes attending out of state can be more cost effective than attending in state. A perfect example of this would be for many California high school students – the average cost of attendance (COA) for a CSU is $25,000.00 per year totaling $100,000.00 over 4 years and for UC’s it is currently approximately $35,000.00 per year totaling $140,000.00 over 4 years and those are the costs if you are able to complete your education in 4 years. The schools that participate in WUE can make the annual cost equal to and sometimes less than in state tuition enabling students to attend a institution out of state without the out-of-state price tag!
In addition to assisting with financial need WUE allows students to find the best programs in their area of study interest, geographical and social school “fit” and the opportunity to experience residential life away from home. All of these added benefits contribute to personal growth without breaking the bank!
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