Students and Parents

Gain affordable access to higher education. Through enrollment at cooperating campus-based programs, WICHE’s student exchange programs offer a broad range of options for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. More than 34,000 students participate in these programs. By enrolling at the participating campuses in the 2013-14 academic year, undergraduate students alone saved $264.7 million dollars in tuition by paying 150% of resident tuition, instead of the full nonresident rate. More recently, WICHE has created some new programs to assist online and nontraditional adult learners.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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'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 Ph.D. students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll in 400+ graduate programs at some 60 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay 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.