Student and Graduate Testimonials
Here's what students and graduates are saying about WICHE's Student Exchange Programs
"WUE helped me get into a great college with out the expense of out-of-state tuition. If I had to pay the nonresident rate, I wouldn't have been able to afford college. "
— Jourde, Alaska resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Civil Engineering
"WUE’s helping me to achieve my academic goals and follow my life-long dreams. Without it, I would not have been able to major in nutrition and have access to all of the wonderful resources this community gives its students. I look forward to taking my knowledge back to my home state when I graduate, in gratitude of all that WUE has given me."
— Olivia, Wyoming resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Food Science and Nutrition and Spanish Minor
"I’d always wanted to attend an out-of-state university and experience something new for my college years. WUE made this possible; I’m studying Family & Consumer Science Education at CSU and could not be more excited about the future. I hope to eventually teach in an inner city school district. My education here at CSU has been incredibly enriching and I’ve learned so much about myself by being able to head out-of-state for college. I’m forever grateful for WUE. Thank you!"
— Michelle, Oregon resident, Class of 2012, Colorado State University, Family and Consumer Science Education
"WUE allowed me to go out-of-state for college and obtain a great education in a new environment. "
— Connor, Nevada resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, International Studies
"WUE made going out-of-state for college possible. I was able to seek a degree that was not widely offered in my home state, and it allowed me to find a program that was the best fit for my career goals."
— J. S., California resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Environmental Horticulture
"If it hadn't been for receiving the WUE tuition discount, I wouldn't have been able to attend college in Colorado because out-of-state tuition is so high. I'm so grateful to have received this scholarship!"
— Cassie, South Dakota resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Zoology
"WUE helped me go to the college that had the best academic opportunities for my academic and career goals. Without it, I would have had to turn down some amazing opportunities because of the expense of out-of-state tuition. My educational path would have been a lot different without WUE. Thank you!"
— Kelly, California resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Animal Science
"The WUE program has given me the scholastic freedom to pursue my track and field career instead of having to hold down a job to pay for college while I’m studying. WUE’s been instrumental not only for my academic and athletic success, but for my personal growth into independent adulthood as well."
— Christian, New Mexico resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Physics
"I’m from Arizona where we don’t have a professional veterinary program. As a pre-vet biological science major, I wanted to enroll in a university that offered a DVM, so I’d have more opportunities during my undergrad studies. CSU fit the bill, but I wouldn’t be here without WUE. Now I’m attending the school I love at an affordable price, and it’s opened up so many opportunities with animals, science professors, and veterinarians in the area. Thank you to all of the supporters of the WUE program!"
— Haley, Arizona resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Biological Science
"WUE made out-of-state tuition at CSU affordable. There’s no way I’d be here without it. Thank you!"
— Erin, Oregon resident, Class of 2012, Colorado State University, Anthropology and International Development
"WUE gave me the chance to go to college out-of-state. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to study at CSU, and their environmental program has been a great fit for my future goals."
— Chelsea, Nevada resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Conservation Biology
"If it weren't for WUE, I would not have been able to go to CSU. Out-of-state study has opened many doors for me, and I’ve had so many different experiences that I just wouldn’t have had otherwise. Thank you!"
— Kat, New Mexico resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Fine Arts
"Thanks to WUE I’m able to come to Colorado State University and study both of my areas of interest! They have a strong music program and are one of the few schools that offer zoology as a major. It has been an awesome experience getting to know new people and going to school out-of-state. And, my education here will be good preparation for vet school later."
— Mely, California resident, Class of 2014, Colorado State University, Zoology and Music
"WUE tuition made out-of-state study possible; leaving my home town was something I felt I needed to do in order to “find myself”. I am so thankful to WICHE’s WUE program for allowing me to go to school here in Colorado. I wouldn't have been able to afford it any other way."
— Dakota, Alaska resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, English Education
"'Going to college' always meant to me that I would study out-of-state. I wanted to go out on my own to discover new places and people, and study a subject I loved. While I looked at colleges during my senior year, financial realities seemed to crush all hope when I crunched the figures. Thanks to WUE, I‘m living my long-awaited dream and paying reasonable tuition, with possibility of going to medical school in the future."
— Sarah, New Mexico resident, Class of 2013, Colorado State University, Biomedical Science (Chinese minor)