Student and Graduate Testimonials
Here's what students and graduates are saying about WICHE's Student Exchange Programs
"After the long college search process, I found my home for the next four years in Flagstaff, Arizona. The tuition with WUE here is about the same as it would be for in-state tuition in Colorado. This helps make higher education much more affordable, and I am very grateful for it. "
— Jamie, Colorado resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Undecided
"WUE has made college affordable, and I owe all my success to the WUE program."
— Adam, California resident, Class of 2019, Northern Arizona University, Marketing
"I have been able to pursue my dream career at my dream university because of the WUE program. I have been able to work with incredibly talented faculty and pursue awesome career opportunities."
— Jennifer, New Mexico resident, Class of 2018, Northern Arizona University , Psychological Sciences
"WUE made it possible for my family to afford my college education."
— Kylie, California resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Undecided
"With WUE, I feel like I was able to relax a bit more and enjoy my time at school knowing that I wouldn't be paying as much tuition."
— Monique, Nevada resident, Class of 2018, Northern Arizona University, Interior Design
"Thanks to WUE, I'm able to pursue my passion of photography with a double minor in anthropology and ethnic studies. I ultimately hope to join the Peace Corps after I graduate and then come back to the states, get my masters, and become a college professor myself."
— Shelby, Washington resident, Class of 2020, Northern Arizona University, Photography
"WUE has helped to make my college more affordable by lessening my out of pocket costs, giving me one less thing to stress about."
— Caitlin, California resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Accountancy
"WUE has helped me immensely, in not only being able to go to college here in California, but also to do so debt free."
— Cristina, Washington resident, Class of 2019, California State University, Sacramento, History
"With WUE, I was able to broaden my horizons and look at other schools in neighboring states nearby. My major requires traveling and stepping out of my comfort zone, so to be able to start my education in a city unknown was just one of the first steps to prepare me for my future."
— Jazmin, Nevada resident, Class of 2019, California State University, Sacramento, International Business
"I grew up poor, and even though I worked for over a year before leaving for college I had no money saved. Having WUE allowed me to leave my home state and pursue the career of my dreams without adding on even more debt. I am very grateful for it."
— Isabelle, Alaska resident, Class of 2021, Idaho State University, The Art of Theater and Film
"Coming from a small island-territory in the Pacific (the CNMI), it is my dream to graduate from a university in mainland America. Because of WUE, the money my family has saved on tuition will help me see the world and further my education."
— Angela, CNMI and Guam resident, Class of 2020, Boise State University, Political Science emphasis on International Relations
"Thanks to Guam's membership in WICHE, I was able to enroll at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Thanks to WUE, I got an enormous tuition discount. The savings helps me pay for my dorm and pursue extra academic opportunities related to my field of study. "
— Ji Won, CNMI and Guam resident, 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Biology
"WUE has helped me by giving me the opportunity to go to a college university. Without WUE I do not think I would be able to go to college. Going to college is very expensive and WUE made it possible for me to go by cutting the price of my tuition in half. "
— Uluwehi C, Hawai'i resident, 2020, Northern Arizona University, Business Marketing
"The Western Undergraduate Exchange program allowed me to an out of state college at a more affordable price. It was nice to have the option to go to a school at a more reasonable price than paying full tuition. It also allowed me to pursue a major that is not available at the universities in the state I reside. "
— Celine B, Nevada resident, 2020, Northern Arizona University, Environmental Engineering
"I studied and worked in the accounting industry prior to re-enrolling at Metro State to complete a degree that I had started there several years earlier. When I learned about the WUE program, I knew then that I could fulfill my dream and earn my bachelor's in accounting. Thank you for this wonderful program! I plan to spread the word to others about WUE, and how it can help achieve dreams and goals. "
— Tammy, South Dakota resident, Class of 2017, Metro State University of Denver, Bachelor of Science in Accounting