Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, resident students of participating states may enroll in two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: approximately 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition. Resident students from the following states may participate if they meet eligibility requirements: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and The commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

How to Apply

Information and a WUE application for Montana State University-Northern may be obtained from the Admissions Office at 1-800-662-6132, extension 3704, or (406)265-3704. Or email: admissions@msun.edu.

Conditions for Enrollment

Montana State University-Northern reserves the right to change the requirements for admission into the WUE program without further notice.

  1. To be eligible for a WUE tuition rate, applicants must be admitted to Montana State University-Northern, and be a resident of a participating WUE state.
  2. Duration of the WUE tuition rate is until completion of 180 credits.
  3. Recipients of a WUE tuition rate must maintain good academic standing and be enrolled full-time during both fall and spring semesters at MSU-Northern.
  4. Time as a WUE tuition rate recipient cannot be used toward fulfilling Montana residency requirements.
  5. Spring Semester WUE applicants may be considered by the Admissions Office on a space-available basis.

To obtain information about WUE programs in other states visit: http://www.wiche.edu/states.

WUE Appeal process

If you have had your WUE tuition rate revoked and would like to appeal it, you will need to turn in the WUE Appeal Form along with the supporting documents to the Admissions Director no later than 2 weeks prior to the first day of class for the next semester.