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Paying for College

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a scholarship program in which students in eligible states can receive a scholarship valued at over $7,500 annually.

WUE is administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

At the University of Montana Western, WUE scholarships are automatically awarded to high school students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Transfer students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 will also be considered for this scholarship. Students must be fully admitted to Montana Western by July 1 to be eligible for a WUE scholarship.

For more information, visit the WUE website ( For questions, contact the UMW Admissions Office at (877) 683-7331 or e-mail: