Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Reduced tuition at ASU — it's the neighborly thing to do

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Residents of western states (other than Arizona) may enroll in the ASU WUE program at a tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona base resident tuition plus all applicable fees for fall and spring terms only. WUE programs are limited to select majors at ASU's Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West Valley campuses. The WUE tuition rate is not available for ASU Online programs. 

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Nonresident tuition


Nonresident WUE tuition


WUE enrollment and eligibility information

General eligibility requirements

  • Students must be a permanent resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or American Samoa.
  • Students must apply to one of the ASU WUE-eligible majors or programs.
  • To maintain WUE eligibility, you must follow certain requirements including remaining enrolled in your WUE-eligible major and campus. See all the requirements for maintaining WUE eligibility.
  • Any currently enrolled ASU student who does not meet initial eligibility requirements as a first-year student or a transfer student, can be reevaluated after completing 12 credit hours at ASU with a minimum 2.50 ASU cumulative GPA. Students can email WUE@asu.edu to be reviewed once final grades have been posted at the end of the fall or spring term.

First-year student requirements

  • First-year students must have a high school GPA of 3.00 or higher in competency courses (this is known as the ABOR GPA), or have an SAT of 1180 or ACT of 24 (not including the writing portion of these exams) or higher.
  • First-year students are expected to live in an ASU residence hall during their first year. Please see asu.edu/housing for more information.
  • WUE first-year students may be eligible for an ASU nonresident merit-based WUE scholarship. ASU will notify qualified admitted first-year students in writing of this award.

Transfer student requirements

  • Transfer students must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all transferable coursework.
  • Transfer students must have less than 120 transferable semester credits.
  • Community college transfer students must have a minimum of an associate degree or 60 transferable semester credits (90 quarter credits are needed for students transferring from a community college on the quarter system).
  • BAS degree programs are open only to students who have an AAS or equivalent degree.
  • All final transcripts must be filed two weeks prior to the start of your first semester at ASU in order to be evaluated for WUE.
  • No individual review is conducted for transfer students.

Individual review

Students who don’t meet the above standards will be considered for the WUE program through individual review. Through this process, Admission Services will review all available information about a student’s application, carefully considering all aspects of a student’s academic background and accomplishments. Submission of an ACT or SAT score is highly recommended. In some cases, additional information might be requested.

New American University Awarding 

Students cannot combine a New American University Award with WUE tuition. However, if a student is awarded a NAMU that exceeds the value of WUE tuition, they will retain the higher-value award. If you have questions about NAMU and its potential impact on your WUE tuition, please reach out to your ASU admission representative.

To see total cost of attendance, visit tuition.asu.edu/cost.


More information about WUE

If you have questions about WUE, please contact your ASU admission representative or visit the Western Undergraduate Exchange website.

Contact my rep

Current students with questions about maintaining eligibility should contact University Registrar Services at WUE@asu.edu.