Tuition Discount Programs

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)


 list of WUE states



The Western Undergraduate
Exchange (WUE) program tuition
rates are available to students
who retain residency in:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming



     To be eligible:

  • Students must be a resident of one of the participating states mentioned above
  • Indicate your current residency status on the admission application
  • Download the WUE application and send the required documentation to:

     UAA Office of Admissions
     PO Box 141629
     Anchorage AK 99514-1629




When initially admitted as a WUE student, you pay 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition, plus any fees that all students are required to pay.

All of our academic programs are available for students interested in participating in the WUE program.  This program attracts students from all over the western region of our country; thereby adding to our diverse student body.  If you accept the WUE waiver you cannot count the time as a WUE student toward the time required for establishing Alaska residency.


How much will I save?

Annual Costs 2013-2014

Resident WUE Non-Resident
Tuition (24 credits)* $4,276 $6,415 $14,181
Housing/Meals on campus $10,143 $10,143 $10,143
Student Fees $871 $920 $1,025
Books $1,273 $1,273 $1,273
Total $16,563 $18,751 $26,622
*100-400 Level Courses

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs and healthcare-related programs available to students of the West at the resident tuition rate. As part of the Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, WRGP helps place students in a wide range of graduate programs, all designed around the educational, social, and economic needs of the West.

Through WRGP, students are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates. Students need not demonstrate financial need.

Download the WRGP application and send required documentation to:

UAA Office of Admissions
PO Box 141629
Anchorage AK 99514-1629