The WUE program was intended for first degree students at the undergraduate level. However, it is the enrolling institution’s prerogative as to whether or not they would consider extending the discount to a student enrolling for his or her second undergraduate degree.
Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.