WICHE Programs at CU Anschutz

Western Interstate Comission on Higher Education Programs

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus participates in two separate programs through the Western Interstate Comission on Higher Education (WICHE). Extend the tabs below to learn more about benefits, eligibility and requirements.
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Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) enables eligible students to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition. Student home states typically fund students to enroll through PSEP if a professional healthcare program is not available at one of their in-state public institutions.

Students enrolled through PSEP pay reduced tuition. A student's home state pays a "support fee" to the enrolling school to reduce the cost of the student's education. Most students enrolled in public programs pay resident tuition; if the support fee does not cover the difference between resident and nonresident tuition, they may pay slightly more.

Students must apply for PSEP through their home WICHE state office. For more information please consult the WICHE PSEP webpage.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Program & Eligibility

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral students who are residents of WICHE member states to enroll in participating graduate programs at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and pay resident tuition. In order to receive WRGP at CU Anschutz, students must maintain residency in their home WICHE state and are inelgibile to establish Colorado residency while receiving the WRGP tuition rate.


Eligible students who are approved for WRGP pay Colorado resident tuition.

How to Apply

Students must be fully admitted to a participating WICHE WRGP academic program at CU Anschutz before they may request the WRGP tuition rate from their program office of admissions or program administrator.

For more information about participating programs and contacts please consult the WICHE WRGP webpage.

Please note: Specific programs may require other criteria besides residency in your WICHE home state for the WRGP tuition rate.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Program & Eligibility

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program offers Undergraduate students in the College of Nursing who are residents of WICHE member states and territories the chance to attend CU Anschutz at a discounted rate. WUE students pay 150% of the in-state tuition rate instead of the full non-resident tuition rate.  

How to Apply

Students must be fully admitted as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student in the College of Nursing before they may request the WUE tuition rate from the program.

The College of Nursing may require additional criteria besides demonstrated residency in a WICHE state to receive the WUE tuition rate. To learn more about specific criteria, please visit the College of Nursing’s WICHE page, or click here to review WUE FAQ’s.