The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award offers a reduced tuition rate for those new first-time, non-resident freshmen, from a WUE eligible state, who meet the below stated academic criteria.  WUE scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria can receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.  First-time, non-resident freshmen who meet the criteria 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.  Award letters will begin to be mailed in mid-October.

To be considered for the WUE award, first-time, non-resident freshmen must be seeking a degree through Colorado State University’s main campus (not CSU Online), be a resident of a WUE eligible state, meet the below stated criteria, and have submitted a complete Application for Admission by the priority date of February 1st, though WUE will continue to be awarded on an on-going basis until August 1st provided funds remain available (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 http://www.registrar.colostate.edu/tuition-fees.

WUE eligible states include:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
 

WUE Academic Criteria:

GPA (4.0 Scale) AND
ACT or SAT
4.0+
24
1150
3.90 - 3.99
25
1190
3.80 - 3.89
26
1230
3.70 - 3.79
27
1270
3.60 - 3.69
27
1300
3.50 - 3.59
28
1300
3.40 - 3.49
29
1340
3.30 - 3.39
30
1370
3.20 - 3.29
31
1410
3.10 - 3.19
32
1450
3.00 - 3.09
33
1480

*Students cannot receive the WUE award with the Presidential, Provost’s, Dean’s, or other Non-Resident Merit-Based Scholarships, or the Native American Legacy Award, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits, GI Promise or Yellow Ribbon programs. The lower valued award will be cancelled.

** ACT & SAT scores do not consider written sections; super scoring may be used on ACT & SAT combined scores.