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1 Talking WUE

2 Talking WUE : (pronounced : Woo-ee) We Understand & Explain Vanessa Ea University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Keith Gissel Colorado Mesa University Carmen Coleman University of Nevada Reno Jasmine Bryan University of New Mexico GaryB University of New Mexico

3 Talking WUE : (pronounced : Woo-ee) We Understand & Explain Makayla Hall University of Nevada Reno Keith Gissel Colorado Mesa University GaryB University of New Mexico

4 WUE?? A) Wild Undergraduate Experience B) We Underwrite Education C) Western Undergraduate Exchange D) Answers B & C E) All of the above What does WUE mean???

5 WUE? Answer C Western Undergraduate Exchange

6 WUE Western Undergraduate Exchange (pronounced : Woo- ee) GaryB :: University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

7 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange What is it?? Tuition Reduction !! Students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level up to 150% of the institution’s regular resident tuition In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition

8 Tuition Reduction?? WUE Schools have 3 Tuition Rates! Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition WUE Tuition OK … What does THAT mean???

9 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Resident: A student who currently resides in the same state as the university they plan to attend. Non-Resident: A student who does not currently reside in the same state as the university they plan to attend. Reciprocity: When a state has agreements with neighboring states to provide lower tuition for residents to attend public colleges and universities in those states. Typically, non-resident admission fees and tuition are reduced (or eliminated) if you're a reciprocity student.

10 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Tuition Reduction!! Resident Tuition$6,000 Non-Resident Tuition$20,000 WUE Tuition (up to 150% of Resident Tuition) $9,000 (Save $44,000 over 4 years!) These numbers are just an example!

11 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Residency: Cannot use time on WUE to establish residency A student receiving WUE is a resident of their home state & cannot satisfy the time requirement needed to establish residency while receiving WUE

12 Why WUE?? A Brief History

13 Where are US Colleges & Universities located?

14 Starting in 1953 Several US Western States Departments of Higher Education begin to form a coalition called WICHE

15 WICHE : Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 15 Western Participating States & 1 US Territory: Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Oregon Washington Utah Wyoming Northern Mariana Islands

16 1987 … WICHE starts a program called: WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange

17 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Participating Schools: 154 Public 2 & 4 Year Institutions ( year Colleges & Universities) Not every public school in a WUE state offers the program!!

18 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Oregon Oregon State University

19 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Oregon State University NO WUE University of Oregon Only one major : Music

20 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Participating Schools: EACH College & University sets their Qualifications to get WUE Not every school has the same qualifications!!

21 OK there are 84 WUE 4-year Institutions AND Every one Sets their Own Criteria! So want to know how to get the Dough?? Be Admitted Meet the Qualifications Apply for the WUE (if necessary)

22 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Qualification & Eligibility: Financial Qualification?? WUE may be based on family income / need Check with Institution if FAFSA is required

23 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Academic Qualification: Some colleges and universities have additional criteria such as ACT/SAT test scores or high school GPA. Each institution determines the qualification and criteria for WUE applicants.

24 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Qualification & Eligibility: Academic Qualification: WUE may not be automatically offered or awarded to all eligible candidates Some WUE schools limit the number of offers Applying EARLY may help

25 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Length of Award : Most are automatically renewable and capped at 4 years Many schools have WUE Transfer Programs

26 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Qualification & Eligibility: What Degree Programs are Eligible?? Some institutions have opened their entire curriculum on a space-available or first-come, first serve basis; some schools offer only designated programs at the reduced WUE rate.

27 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange 3 Public Universities: Northern Arizona University Arizona State University University of Arizona

28 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Northern Arizona University Nursing & Dental Hygiene Majors Excluded Arizona State University NO WUE at Tempe Campus University of Arizona Only one major : Mining Engineering

29 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Plus Financial Aid & Scholarships Resident Tuition$6,000 Non-Resident Tuition$20,000 WUE Tuition (up to 150% of Resident Tuition) $9,000 (Save $44,000 over 4 years!) Financial Aid (Need based)Must do the FAFSA Merit Scholarship (Amount varies)Will stack on top of WUE WUE Tuition, Fin Aid & Merit Scholarship$BIG Money to pay for College

30 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Colorado - Boulder University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Colorado Mesa University

31 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Colorado – Boulder Resident Tuition$ Non-Resident Tuition$32,297 - $35,573 WUE TuitionNot a WUE School Annual Savings $04 year Savings $0 Not a WUE School

32 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Colorado Mesa University

33 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Resident Tuition$8, (after COF) Non-Resident Tuition$18,565 WUE Tuition$15,274 Annual Savings $32914 year Savings $13,164 To qualify for WUE tuition, one must be admitted to UCCS as an undergraduate degree student, any major except Nursing, and have at least a Colorado index score of 92. Index score may be estimated here: WUE tuition discount is approximately $3,291/year off the non-resident full tuition rate of $18,565/year (as of school year).

34 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange Colorado Mesa University Resident Tuition$7206 Non-Resident Tuition$17,945 WUE Tuition$10,650 Annual Savings $7,2954 year Savings $29,180 Freshmen and transfer students (13-90 semester credits only) with a permanent address and a valid drivers license with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 are automatically considered for reduced tuition rates upon completion of the admissions process. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US. There is no separate application process to be considered for WUE. Open to all majors.

35 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Nevada - Reno

36 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Nevada Reno Resident Tuition$5,745 Non-Resident Tuition$19,655 WUE Tuition$8, Annual Savings $11,000+4 year Savings $44,000+ For the University of Nevada - Reno :: WUE specs are as follows: $8, Yearly Tuition ($11,000+ annual WUE discount) All majors accepted Automatically considered for eligibility when applying for admission from a WUE state (no additional application) Only available at the time of admission May be combined with merit scholarships

37 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of Nevada Reno Freshman Eligibility Requirements: Apply for admission by February 1st (extended to June 1st for Fall 2014) for consideration Min. 3.0 Academic Core weighted GPA (4 yrs English; 3 yrs Math-alg 1 or higher; 3 yrs Natural Sci-at least 2 with lab; 3 yrs. Social Studies) 1100 SAT (CR & M only) or 22 ACT Composite Must live on campus in University Housing during 1st yr Limited to 4 years Must maintain good academic standing Continuous enrollment required May not take college courses summer after HS graduation Transfer Eligibility Requirements: Apply for admission by July 15th Min. 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA Completed 24 transferable semester units Limited to 4 years Must maintain good academic standing Continuous enrollment required

38 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of New Mexico

39 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange University of New Mexico Resident Tuition$5,007 Non-Resident Tuition$19,464 WUE Tuition$7,510 Annual Savings $12,0004 year Savings $48,000+ GPA 3.0+ and SAT 910 (CR&M) or ACT 19 All majors accepted Automatically considered for eligibility when applying for admission from a WUE state (no additional application) Only available at the time of first time enrollment at UNM May be combined with merit scholarships

40 WUE Plus Scholarship University of New Mexico Resident Tuition$5,007 Non-Resident Tuition$19,464 WUE Plus Tuition$5,007 (same as NM Resident Tuition) Annual Savings $14,5004 year Savings $58,000+ GPA 3.0+ and SAT 1030 (CR&M) or ACT 22 Composite All majors accepted Automatically considered for eligibility when applying for admission from a WUE state (no additional application) Only available at the time of first time enrollment at UNM May be combined with merit scholarships

41 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange School University of California Arizona State University University of Montana University of Nevada, Reno Western Washington University California State Tuition and Fees $10,800 N -$20, 200 W –$11,700 R –$7,800 N -$18,850 W –$8,200 R –$5,530 N -$19,000 W –$7,695 R –$5,100 N -17,190 W –8,600 R –6,200 N - $ 14,019 W - $7,206 R - $5,091 Books and Supplies $1,600$1,200$950$800$1,020$1,734 Food and Housing $12,500$9,700$6860$8,500$8,400$11,042 Transportation $1,300$550**$5,314$1,600$1,125$1,182 Misc, Personal $3,000$2,200 **combined above $2,600$2,050$3,120 TOTAL: $29,200 N -$33,850 W -$25,350 R -$21,450 N -$31,974 W -$21,324 R -$18,654 N-$32,500 W -$21,300 R -$18,900 N -$29,785 W -$21,195 R-$18,795 N - $31,097 W - $24,284 R - $22,169

42 WUE Western Undergraduate Exchange More info MAY be found at this Website - GOOD Idea to check for updates!!

43 WUE : We Underwrite Education Your ticket to affordable out-of-state college in the West

44 WUE : Western Undergraduate Exchange ANY QUESTIONS ?


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