Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)


In 2013, the Utah State Board of Regents amended existing Regent policy R513 removing limits to the number of WUE waivers offered to each institution.  As a result UVU can award the WUE scholarship to all qualifying students.  Students who are residents of WICHE states qualify for a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at UVU. To be considered, all interested students should apply for this scholarship. WUE is only available to students that have not previously completed a Bachelor's degree.

 Time in Utah cannot be counted toward the residency requirement for tuition purposes while on the WUE scholarship.

If you have any questions, contact the Scholarships Office via email at scholarships@uvu.edu.


Only applicants whose legal residence is one of the following western states are eligible for this scholarship: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


Students awarded the WUE scholarship will be assessed 150% of resident tuition each academic semester of enrollment under the WUE scholarship.  Each semester, the Scholarships Office will evaluate the WUE recipient’s GPA and registration to ensure qualifications have been met to continue receiving the scholarship.

If a WUE recipient is found to be registered in non-qualifying classes, in a non-qualifying major, or in violation of any of the terms in the WUE contract, their WUE scholarship will be revoked and regular non-resident tuition will be charged.


The minimum GPA requirement for a student to be offered WUE (if already attending UVU) or to maintain WUE is 2.0 (term and cumulative).  Also, students must be registered for and complete at least 15 credit hours per semester at a 2.0 GPA.  Each semester, the Office of Admissions will evaluate the GPA and registration of the WUE recipient to ensure qualifications have been met.


Culinary Arts
Dental Hygiene
Emergency Services
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Global Aviation
High School Concurrent Enrollment
Integrated Studies
Personal Interest


Admitted UVU students interested in taking advantage of this program must complete a WUE application for each academic school year. For information regarding the WUE scholarship and application, please visit the Scholarships WUE web page. The  Fall 2017 - Spring  2018 school year application will be available from November 1, 2016 – August 8, 2017. The application for Spring 2018 only  will be available from October 1, 2017 - December 8, 2017.