If you are a resident of one of WICHE’s member states, then you are eligible to request the resident tuition rate offered by some 350 graduate programs (master’s, PhDs, and graduate certificates) offered at some 55 participating institutions. To be considered for the resident WRGP rate, apply directly to the department offering the WRGP program, or contact their graduate studies department.
Read the program’s WRGP profile for eligibility requirements and if you still have questions, contact the program’s WRGP administrator as indicated in the profile (see the link to the WRGP program profiles at the end of this question). Although some programs automatically consider applicants from a WICHE state for the WRGP rate, most of them require that you request the resident WRGP rate at the time of application for admission. Others may ask you to apply for the WRGP rate through their scholarship or financial aid office.
Please note that WICHE does not set qualification criteria for WRGP applicants, nor do we process applications or participate in the student selection process. Equally important, the WRGP resident tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Most programs must limit the number of new WRGP awards each academic year, so apply early!
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Online education enrollment has continued to grow according to the new report, Digital Learning Compass: Digital Education Enrollment Report 2017. The overall enrollment in higher education, however, has fallen in the past three years.