How can I apply for the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) tuition rate?

If you are a resident of one of WICHE’s 16 member states/U.S. territories (CNMI and Guam), you are eligible to request the tuition rate offered by 800+ graduate programs (master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificates) offered at 60 participating institutions. To be considered for the WRGP rate, apply directly to the department offering the WRGP program, or contact their graduate studies department.

Read the program’s WRGP profile for eligibility requirements and if you still have questions, contact the program’s WRGP administrator as indicated in the profile (see the link to the WRGP program profiles at the end of this question). Although some programs automatically consider applicants from a WICHE state for the WRGP rate, most of them require that you request the WRGP rate at the time of application for admission. Others may ask you to apply for the WRGP rate through their scholarship or financial aid office.

Please note that WICHE does not set qualification criteria for WRGP applicants, nor do we process applications or participate in the student selection process. Equally important, the WRGP tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Most programs must limit the number of new WRGP awards each academic year, so apply early!

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