Western States Tuition Discount Programs

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) helps higher education systems in the western United States share resources with each other, including tuition reciprocity.

Participating WICHE states and territories are:

Alaska‚Äč
Arizona
California
Colorado*
CNMI/Guam
Hawai'i
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

WICHE-WUE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

If you are a resident of a WICHE state or territory, you are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition. You can find out more about how this program works at CU Denver through Undergraduate Admissions.

WICHE-WRGP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

If you live in a WICHE state or territory, you can apply to any CAP graduate program as a WICHE-WRGP applicant and, if you are accepted, pay Colorado in-state resident tuition. Find out more.

When applying to a College of Architecture and Planning program, indicate you are a WICHE applicant, answer the residency questions and provide a copy of your driver’s license that demonstrates you currently reside in a WICHE state or territory.

Once you are a student at CU Denver, you must maintain your residency in your home state in order to continue to qualify for the WICHE discounted tuition rates.