I was lucky enough to receive WUE as an undergrad at Mesa State College and then to receive WICHE as a graduate student at Regis University. I grew up in Wyoming where there is currently not a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, so I did not have the option to attend in my home state. When I was applying to graduate school I interviewed in several locations, including Regis. On my interview day I knew that Regis was the place for me- but the cost of a private Jesuit school was unreal. I knew that there was no way I could ever attend. I was overjoyed when I received word from WICHE that I had received funding to go to the school of my dreams. I feel much less pressure now to take a job after graduation that simply pays well because I'm burried in debt. I owe so much to the WUE and WICHE program, without them I would never be getting the wonderful education that I am today. I encourage legislators to continue this funding to help future practitoners with the rising costs of a good education.