The 15 member states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands pay equally apportioned dues; annual dues for FY 2016 are $141,000. The dues represent approximately one-third of WICHE’s annual budget and are used to support our core programs. Grants from foundations and corporations, federal support and other fees leverage the state investments by more than a two-to-one ratio, sustaining and maximizing the return on taxpayer dollars.
Article by Margo Colalancia, WICHE Director of Student Exchange Programs
Students — and parents who are bankrolling their kids’ education — are often amazed to learn that they can afford an undergraduate education outside of their home state, thanks to a program called “WUE” that’s been around for almost 30 years. Some say it’s like winning the lottery.