Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students from participating western states may apply to enroll in college programs at a reduced tuition level of approximately 150% of the institution’s regular resident tuition.

The following states participate in WUE: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and American Samoa.

To qualify, a student must apply for WUE tuition status for either their first or second term of attendance and must apply before the first day of the term for which they are applying. Students must have maintained a legal bona fide resident status in an approved WUE state for at least 12 months prior to the first day of the term of application. An applicant must also be a U.S. citizen or Resident Alien. Applicants must submit two pieces of evidence with the WUE application (see below).

TMCC reserves the right to limit the number of WUE students from each state.

Students who are approved for WUE status and enroll may not be reclassified as a Nevada resident until the student disenrolls from the WUE status and pays full nonresident tuition for at least 12 months from reclassification.

WUE Application

Important: Do not submit any document that contains social security numbers. If necessary, black out or redact sensitive information prior to attaching. See Also: Information Security/FERPA

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