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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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WUE Tuition Reduction

Oregon Tech participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. WUE is a tuition-reduction program sponsored by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Students from participating states who enroll in any of Oregon Tech's WUE-eligible programs pay a reduced out-of-state tuition. Students save over $11,000 per year in out-of-state tuition.

No request is required to receive WUE. Students from WUE states who enter WUE-eligible programs will automatically be reviewed for WUE rates upon admission to Oregon Tech.

Eligible WUE States:

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United States and Territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To maintain eligibility you must:

  1. Remain continuously enrolled throughout fall, winter and spring of the academic year. Summer enrollment at Oregon Tech is not required to maintain eligibility.
  2. Enroll in at least 12 credits per term and maintain Satisfactory Academic Standing. Students who are simultaneously admitted to Oregon Tech and a community college to allow dual enrollment must take at least 9 credits per term from Oregon Tech with a combined total of 12 credits per term. GPA and completed credits are monitored each academic year.
  3. Students wishing to ‘stop-out’ of enrollment for a term must submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar before the start of that term. Requests are granted at the discretion of the university.

Eligible Programs:

  • All majors in the College of Health, Arts and Sciences except:

    • Clinical Lab Science
    • Dental Hygiene and pre-Dental Hygiene
    • Medical Imaging Technology and pre-Medical Imaging Technology
    • Nursing after acceptance by Oregon Health Sciences University
    • Paramedic Education Program
  • WUE is not offered for Oregon Tech Distance Education programs
  • WUE students are not eligible for the Presidential Academic Scholarship. However, please note that WUE offers the greater savings for non-resident students
  • Post Baccalaureate students are not eligible to receive WUE rates

Tiara Gero

Puyallup, Washington

Tiara Gero

Junior, Respiratory Care

"WUE made it possible for me to finance my education and pursue the career that I've always wanted. My class sizes are small, my professors know me by name, and I won't graduate with a lot of debt.

Attending college out-of-state has been a great experience and the WUE program made it affordable for me."