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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Award for Freshmen

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) consecutive fall and spring 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 early-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                  Hawaii                  Nevada                Oregon                Washington                 

Arizona                Idaho                   New Mexico       South Dakota     Wyoming                                     

California            Montana             North Dakota     Utah

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

1270

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, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits 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.

*Scores are shown for the redesigned SAT. To convert scores from the SAT taken prior to March 2016, visit admissions.colostate.edu/2016-SAT-redesign.