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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Award for Transfer Students

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer award offers a select number of students a reduced tuition rate, in recognition of their academic achievement and ability to contribute to their chosen field.  WUE Transfer scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria can receive this award for up to a total of six (6) consecutive fall and spring semesters or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.  Transfer students who are selected for the WUE Transfer award will receive a letter (to their mailing address on file) stating they have received the award; this letter will also list the terms and conditions of the award. It will also be noted that they are a WUE scholar on the financial aid “Awards” page of their RAMweb.

To be considered for the WUE Transfer award, Transfer students must be seeking a degree through Colorado State University’s main campus (not CSU Online), be a resident of a WUE eligible state, have their primary major as a WUE eligible major (listed below), and have submitted a complete Application for Admission by June 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring (WUE will not be awarded to students starting in the summer semester).

For 2017-2018, the annual estimated value of the WUE award is $9,561 (based on 2016-2017 tuition and fees); amount subject to change based on tuition and fees for each year.  To view the WUE tuition and fee schedule, please visit the Registrar’s website at

WUE eligible states include:

Alaska                  Hawaii                  Nevada                Oregon                Washington                      

Arizona                Idaho                   New Mexico       South Dakota     Wyoming                                          

California            Montana             North Dakota     Utah

WUE eligible majors include:

(Students must have a WUE eligible major as their primary major, and remain in one of the WUE eligible majors)

Agricultural Business                                  Hospitality Management

Agricultural Education                                 Interior Design

Animal Science                                           Nutrition & Food Science

Environmental Horticulture                         Environmental Health

Horticulture                                                 Microbiology

Landscape Architecture                              Ecosystem Science & Sustainability

Soil & Crop Sciences                                  Forestry

Apparel & Merchandising                            Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism

Construction Management                          Rangeland Ecology

Watershed Science                                     Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Family and Consumer Sciences             

* Admitted students receive priority consideration when they've earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 30 transferrable credits and they've demonstrated work/volunteer experience relevant to their major/career goal.

**Students cannot receive the WUE Transfer award with the Phi Theta Kappa or Ram Transfer Scholarships, or the Native American Legacy Award, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or Yellow Ribbon programs. The lower valued award will be cancelled.

***To keep the WUE Transfer award, students must meet the stated renewal criteria (listed in their WUE Transfer award letter and on a WUE Transfer recipient's RAMweb) as well as be making academic progress in their primary major (which must be a WUE Transfer eligible major), on a term-by-term basis, to maintain eligibility.