WICHE Waivers Graduate student recipients of WICHE awards receive a tuition waiver in an amount that reduces the nonresident rate to the equivalent of the resident rate. https://www.ewu.edu/grad/prospective-students/tuition-waivers/wiche-waivers en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:34:51 UTC Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:34:51 UTC gradprograms@ewu.edu kfrantzich@ewu.edu

WICHE Waivers

Graduate student recipients of WICHE awards receive a tuition waiver in an amount that reduces the nonresident rate to the equivalent of the resident rate.waiver, WICHE, nonresident, tuition waiver
Full Time Graduate Student Total Tuition and Fees per Quarter, 2016-2017 Amount Waived per Quarter Balance Charged to Student
WICHE Waiver $8,479.48 $4,828 $3,651.48
Full Time Graduate Student Total Tuition and Fees per Semester, 2016-2017 Amount Waived per Semester Balance Charged to Student
WICHE Waiver $12,719.22 $7,242.50 $5,476.72

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) coordinates student exchange programs among 15 western states and member entities of the U.S. Pacific Territories in order to ensure access to higher education for all citizens of the western U.S. Residents of member states are eligible to enroll in available programs of study outside their home states at reduced tuition rates.

Eastern Washington University graduate programs participate in two WICHE programs: WRGP (Western Regional Graduate Program) and PSEP (Professional Student Exchange Program).


  • Student receives a tuition waiver, thus pays resident tuition. Fees are additional.
  • Approved programs: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Creative Writing, Dental Hygiene, Public History and Social Work
  • No service to the University is required
  • This waiver may be combined with a resident graduate service appointment (GSA) to provide the equivalent of a full nonresident tuition waiver
  • Please review the following documents for detailed information about requirements and conditions of these awards:

WICHE Information (Quarters)
WICHE Information (Semesters)

Students in the Communication Disorders, Creative Writing, Dental Hygiene or Social Work programs are encouraged to establish Washington residency whenever feasible.


  • Student pays resident tuition. Fees are additional.
  • Funding is provided directly to the institution from the student's home state to cover a portion or all of the nonresident portion of tuition.
  • Approved programs: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy.
  • No service to the University is required.
  • Most WICHE states have a service payback requirement for PSEP graduates. For more details, contact your home state: http://www.wiche.edu/psep/cert-off

Students in the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy programs are required to retain their home state residency in accordance with WICHE requirements for those programs. For more on this topic, visit the residency pages maintained by the Records and Registration Office.

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