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Student Access Programs

Helping students save on tuition, transfer more easily, and gain strong credentials

WICHE operates three Student Access Programs that together saved 45,000+ students $451+ million in 2019-20. Each program supports one of three educational niches: undergraduate, graduate, and professional health care studies.

Details that govern each program vary, but–by lowering the cost of tuition–they share a common approach. Students gain from increased choice and savings. Schools gain by optimizing enrollments. And states gain by growing the skills of those they serve and strengthening their workforce. It’s a true “triple-win.”

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“WICHE’s PSEP aid will be of great assistance in helping me achieve my long-time goal of becoming a physician. Thank you for increasing accessibility to professional education for those of us from the islands.”

— BILLIE

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I MANOA

“I was unable to afford out-of-state tuition, especially for a degree program in a field like acting that is difficult to break into. WUE allowed me to pursue my dream career and graduate with very little debt.”

— YASMINE

ARIZONA
THEATRE ARTS, ACTING
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

“The WRGP tuition rate allowed me to earn a valuable education without forcing me to go into large amounts of debt. I’m thankful to be able to serve others in the future as a psychologist, and may not have had that opportunity without WRGP.”

— JULIO

MONTANA
PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

Benefited from WUE, WRGP, or PSEP? Submit a testimonial.

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WUE Savings Finder

WRGP Savings Finder

Search among hundreds of undergraduate degrees offered at the WUE rate of 150 percent of resident tuition (or less) by over 160 public colleges and universities across the West. Find the school and program that fits your geographic and educational goals.

Search hundreds of public master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral options offered through WRGP and pay up to 150 percent of the enrolling university’s resident tuition no matter which of the WICHE states and  territories you reside in. Find the university and program that fits your educational and career goals.

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For more information, contact:

Kate Springsteen

Coordinator of Student Access Programs & Member Services Coordinator of Interstate Passport, Programs and Services


303.541.0270

kspringsteen@wiche.edu

Margo Colalancia

Director of Student Access Programs, Programs and Services


303.541.0214

mcolalancia@wiche.edu

Jere Mock

Vice President, Programs and Services


303.541.0222

jmock@wiche.edu