Living in Wyoming I had been looking to go to graduate school for urban design for a couple of years yet there is no school that offers this education within that state forcing me to look outside and at out of state tuition prices at the schools and programs I wanted to attend. I had to balance my decision on paying these high costs in an uncertain economy or continue down a career path I had not intended for longer. I was accepted to the Masters of Urban Design (MUD) Program before they were granted WICHE status and waited to see the result before I made my final decision. The program was excepted and I immediately sent in my acceptance to the school. I would not be in school right now if it wasn't for WICHE's WRGP program and their effort to make programs like mine affordable and allow students to open up doors of opportunity that would not otherwise be there.