Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program

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As a part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, Cal State East Bay offers students the chance to further their education and broaden their horizons beyond the boundaries of their home state, with tuition fees equivalent to no more than 150% of California resident rate.

Residents from the following states participating in the reduced tuition program are:

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

Submit your documents by the deadlines

In order to be considered for the WUE program, students must submit the Cal State Apply application, any required documents for admissions consideration by the published deadlines. Also required is the Western Undergraduate Exchange Participation Agreement to be submitted by August 1 for fall admission.

Tuition Information

Tuition information for the program can be found on the WUE tab in the fee table on the Estimated Cost of Attendance web site.

If you have questions or need more information please contact Jasmin Magallanes at admissions@csueastbay.edu.

*California residents are not eligible to apply for the WUE scholarship.

View the WUE Program Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

What is WUE?

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program offers a reduced tuition rate to eligible freshmen and transfer students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawarii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Full-time students are eligible for the WUE tuition rate every year till they graduate.

How much will students from WUE states save each year?

The WUE program offers substantial savings. WUE tuition is 150% of the California resident rate. Cost of attendance estimates are availabe online at the Financial Aid web site.

Which programs are eligible for WUE?

You may major in any open undergraduate major offered at Cal State East Bay.

If I am elibile for WUE, am I guaranteed admission to Cal State East Bay?

No, you must meet all non-California resident admission requirements for Cal State East Bay. See the Admission web site for requirements.

How do I apply for WUE at Cal State East Bay?

Step 1: Apply for admission to Cal State East Bay following the steps on Cal State Apply online application. (Only undergraduate students can receive WUE fees. Graduate students may be eligible for WRGP, which is similar to WUE.)

Step 2: Submit a WUE Participation Agreement Form and follow the instructions on the form. After the WUE request form is received, a reply will be sent to you from our WUE Coordinator informing you of the status of your application.



Is there a limit to the number of WUE students who can be accepted at Cal State East Bay?

There is no limit on the number of WUE students we can accept per year. If you meet both the Cal State East Bay admission and WUE requirements, and meet all deadlines then you will become eligible for admission as a WUE student.

Can I receive the WUE benefit and later become a California resident for tuition purposes?

No, initial WUE awards and continued eligibility are based upon residence in a WUE member state other than California. You must maintain fullltime status of 12 units or more while enrolled each term at Cal State East Bay (except Summer). You must remain in good academic standing, achieving at least a 2.0 GPA each term while in the WUE program. If you wish to change your residency, you will have to stop participating in the WUE program for a minimum of one year and meet the requirements for reclassification.

Where can I get more information about WUE?

Contact Cal State East Bay's WUE Coordinator, Jasmin Magallanes at email admissions@csueastbay.edu

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