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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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.