Students and Parents

Resources

Gain affordable access to higher education. Through enrollment at cooperating campus-based programs, WICHE’s student exchange programs offer a broad range of options for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. More than 34,000 students participate in these programs. By enrolling at the participating campuses in the 2013-14 academic year, undergraduate students alone saved $264.7 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate. More recently, WICHE has created some new programs to assist online and nontraditional adult learners.


  • Aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network

  • WICHE ICE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year ICE member institutions.

  • MHECare offers vetted, competitively priced medical benefits to institutions and their students.

  • A project of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), with funding from Lumina Foundation for Education, Non-traditional No More is working with five states – Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota – to identify their “ready adult” population – those adults who are close to having enough credits to obtain a degree but have not yet returned to college.

  • NANSLO provides a consortium approach to the development and deployment of high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware integrating learner-centered and immersive web-based labs using software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.

  • Reports on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in the West, providing a state-by-state and institution-by-institution review of tuition changes for the current academic year, as well as those from one, five, and 10 years ago.

  • The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

  • Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.