WICHE/WUE

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUE is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in many western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level-150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. WUE’s tuition is considerably less than non-resident tuition.

To be eligible for WUE, a student must be, and remain, a resident of one of the participating states / U.S. Territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

If you have moved to Colorado in the last 12 months with the intention to attend TSJC and plan to return to your home state after your education is completed, you may be eligible for the WUE program. No semesters in which a student is classified as WUE may be counted towards the 12 month domicile requirement to establish Colorado residency. Please be aware that online courses are not eligible for the WUE program.

To qualify, a WUE application form must be submitted no later than 30 days from the beginning of each term in which you are enrolling.

  • Applications are available here.
    Forms should be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  • For additional information contact Christy Holden, BERG 201, Trinidad Campus or 719-846-5550.

Information on WUE is available at wue.wiche.edu. Questions may also be emailed to info-sep@wiche.edu or sent to Student Exchange Programs, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, PO Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752.