How to Go to Out-of-State Colleges at In-State Prices!

How to Go to Out-of-State Colleges at In-State Prices!

“How to Go to Out-of-State Colleges at In-State Prices!”

“The Secret of the Western University Exchange

Blog #9
Dr. Barbara Austin, PhD

One of the best ways to save money on out of state public universities like the U of Arizona, U of Hawaii  and U of Colorado is to participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) .

If you are a resident of WUE states, such as, California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado you are eligible to REQUEST a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating 2- and 4-year college programs outside of your home state!

Here’s the secret: you must REQUEST it because the WUE reduced rate is not awarded to everyone. And you must APPLY EARLY.

Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year so again, APPLY EARLY.

Remember: just as with financial aid, the WUE reduced tuition rate is doled out in a rationing system so it’s first come first serve.

Bottom line what does it mean? You can go to some really good out of state schools at in state prices if you use WUE!

Below is a partial list of participating schools:

University of Alaska
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
Colorado State
University of Colorado
University of Hawaii
University of Idaho
University of Montana
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Mexico
University of Utah
Washington State University

Go to for more information on how to do it and how much of a reduction you can expect from each school.

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