Western Undergraduate Exchange


Students are eligible to save nearly $14,000 per year in tuition!

At WOU, all admitted freshmen and transfer students from eligible states automatically receive the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition rate. All academic majors and programs of study, including exploratory, are eligible for the WUE rate. There is no deadline or separate application to receive the WUE tuition discount. However, we encourage students admitted for fall 2020 to submit the WOU scholarship application by March 1, 2020. The WUE can be combined with scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

Residents of these 16 states/territories qualify to receive a reduction in non-resident tuition:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • Guam
  • The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Estimated Tuition for the 2019-20 Academic Year

Average non-resident tuition and fees


Approximate savings to you


Average WUE tuition and fees


Based on 15 credits per term (fall/winter/spring terms)