WUE Tuition Rates

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)


The Western Undergraduate Exchange helps eligible undergraduate students from 16 participating western states and territories attend EWU with a lower cost of tuition.

AlaskaArizonaCalifornia
ColoradoHawaiiIdaho
MontanaNevadaNew Mexico
North DakotaOregonSouth Dakota
UtahWyomingGuam
Mariana Islands (CNMI)

This academic year, the tuition savings for WUE recipients is over $14,000. That’s a huge benefit you can take advantage of.

 WUENon-resident
EWU Tuition and Fees$9,928$23,502

WUE Frequently Asked Questions


You can use the EWU’s freshman scholarship calculator to see if you qualify for a full WUE award or if you qualify for other scholarships for out-of-state students.

If you can answer “yes” to these four questions, you may be eligible for WUE.

  • Are you a first-time college student?
  • Did you submit your admissions application to EWU by February 1?
  • Are you a resident of a WUE state?
  • Do you meet the GPA requirements?

Applying to and Affording College Should be Simple

We agree. At EWU, you can study in every program at WUE rates. (Only the last two years of the nursing program are ineligible for WUE.)

EWU has a special awards program for transfer students from WUE states.

If you’re from a WUE state, you may be automatically eligible for the Transfer Eagle Scholarship which will annually reduce your non-resident tuition by $11,750.  Apply for EWU admission by February 1 for priority consideration.

The good news: there’s no separate WUE application. All you have to do is submit a completed EWU application for admission. Apply early! If you apply after February 1, WUE awards may not be available.

Visit ewu.edu/apply to complete your application for admission today.

WUE award letters are sent as soon as possible, usually within a few days of your admission.

Only admitted students receive WUE award letters. This means your application must be complete before we can send you a letter.

First, you’ll receive notice that you are being offered a WUE award to study at EWU. This isn’t junk mail! It’s critical that you sign and return an agreement stating you accept the WUE award and agree to follow its conditions, one of which is a commitment to live on campus your first year at EWU if you’re a freshman.

Be sure to contact us with your questions about campus living and WUE requirements.

When you receive WUE at EWU, it lasts for up to four years. Just make sure you’re in good academic standing (a.k.a. getting good grades) and making satisfactory progress toward your degree (a.k.a. taking the classes you need in order to graduate).

No, but you can use WUE for any number of credits during the regular academic year. Twelve or 20, it’s up to you.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
102 Sutton Hall, Cheney, WA
509.359.2314
finaid@ewu.edu

Yep, and here it is.

Students who register as freshmen and receive WUE must live on campus their first year. WUE award recipients must maintain legal residence in a WUE state other than Washington. WUE recipients cannot use the time of their enrollment toward fulfilling Washington in-state residency requirements for tuition purposes.

WUE awards for the 2018-2019 academic year have already been awarded.

All EWU academic programs are open to WUE students on a space-available basis.

Note: EWU’s WUE award does not apply to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the Intercollegiate Nursing Alliance. All BSN students must apply for and receive aid through Washington State University. Requirements for the WUE program are maintained by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and are subject to change without notice.