Students and Parents

Gain affordable access to higher education. Through enrollment at cooperating campus-based programs, WICHE’s student access programs offer a broad range of options for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. More than 42,500 students participate in these programs. By enrolling at the participating campuses in the 2018-19 academic year, undergraduate students alone saved $380.5 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate. 

Exchange (WUE)

Preparing for your
undergraduate degree?

Study out of state in the West and pay 150% of resident tuition or less. Choose from 160+ institutions in our WICHE states.

Western Regional
Program (WRGP)

Preparing a master's,
doctorate, or graduate certificate?

Choose from hundreds of graduate programs available at our participating institutions across the West, and pay resident tuition.

Professional Student
Program (PSEP)

Preparing for a degree
in the health professions?

Pay reduced tuition at participating programs in the West. See which fields your home state supports.

  • 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.

  • NANSLO is an international consortium enabling access to high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware, integrating immersive web-based labs with software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

  • 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.

  • WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program enables students in 10 western states and the CNMI to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.

  • 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 doctoral students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll in 800+ graduate programs at some 60 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay up to 150 percent of 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.