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Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

This award represents a tuition discount for nonresident high school seniors who will be first-time entering freshmen only. Transfer applicants and continuing non-WUE University of Utah students are not eligible for consideration. A limited number of awards will be made, based on academic merit. Applicants must be permanent residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming.

Sponsor: University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (100)
Eligibility: Entering Freshmen
Requirements: Merit
Out-of-state Requirement
Preferred Candidate: No separate application. Candidates are selected off of the admissions application and is based on merit. Awards are limited. Priority is given to those that apply for Admissions by December 1.
Other Residency Requirement: By state law, students receiving this award as described above, CANNOT count participation in the award program toward the twelve continuous months of in-state residency required to establish Utah resident status for tuition purposes.
Application Information: You must meet all the University of Utah freshman admission requirements by completing the admissions process by the preferred filing date of December 1. WUE awarded like any freshman scholarship from the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Contact Information: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 801-581-6211
Award: Annual Award: Recipients of the WUE award pay 150% of in-state tuition, plus any mandatory student fees for fall and spring semesters of an academic year.
Terms: Renewable - Recipients continue to pay WUE tuition rates. They may receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters or until they receive a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. The cumulative University of Utah GPA requirement is 3.0 or above.
Deadline: December 1
Last Updated: 2/7/17