Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Oregon State University – Cascades is a participating institution with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program?

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program is the largest regional interstate tuition savings program in the United States. More than 160 public colleges and universities in 18 states and territories participate in the program. Through WUE, eligible students can attend an undergraduate program outside their home state and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate. Full WUE FAQ

Which U.S. states and territories participate in the WUE Program?

Twenty U.S. states and territories currently participate in the WUE Program: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Full WUE FAQ

What is OSU’s WUE Scholarship and who is eligible?

OSU’s WUE Scholarship is Oregon State’s most competitive scholarship for new undergraduate students who are residents of a WUE-eligible U.S. state or territory. Recipients are selected based on a holistic review of their admission application. The selected students will receive a tuition discount that reduces the cost of their base tuition to no more than 150% of base tuition for resident students. OSU’s WUE Scholarship is renewable for up to four years (twelve terms) of support total.  

WUE Scholarships are competitive (not automatically awarded) and awarded based on a holistic review of your application for admission. Only about 30% of students from WUE-eligible states and territories will be offered the WUE Scholarship, but many more will receive the Provost Scholarship to recognize their academic success and help offset the cost of non-resident tuition. Full WUE FAQ

To be eligible to be considered for OSU’s WUE Scholarship, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • New first-year or transfer undergraduate admit for Fall term (Continuing students and students admitted for the Winter or Spring term are not eligible)
  • Planning to attend the OSU-Corvallis or OSU-Cascades campus (Ecampus, Portland, and LaGrande students are not eligible)
  • Permanent resident of one of the WUE-eligible U.S. states or territories
  • Apply to Oregon State University by February 1 for full-consideration

More Information on the Scholarships Site