Students and Parents

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

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. 


  • 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 OCE enables students, through their home institutions, to seamlessly access high quality online courses and programs offered by other four-year and two-year OCE 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 900+ graduate programs at 60 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay up to 150 percent of resident tuition.

  • Students who are residents of WICHE states and territories pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools.