The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a decades-old program that aims to make out-of-state tuition more affordable for students who attend Portland State and are a legal resident of one of the following state or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Qualifying students pay 150% of in-state tuition instead of a college’s standard out-of-state rate.
This usually results in tens of thousands of dollars in savings over the course of your degree!
Portland State University is proud to be the only research university in Oregon that participates in the WUE program. WUE provides out-of-state students a superb education at an equally superb price.
Cost of Annual Tuition and Fees at 15 Credits Per Term (2017-18)*
*Does not include room and board, books or personal expenses.
So who is eligible for WUE at PSU? Eligibility is based on academic performance, deadlines, and residency. WUE eligibility is not restricted by major at PSU, so whether you’re interested in Criminology or Creative Writing, we’ve got you covered.
1. Apply for fall term by the WUE deadline:
- FRESHMAN: Apply for fall term admission to PSU by December 1
- TRANSFER: Apply for fall term admission to PSU by February 1
Students earning college credit while in high school (such as Running Start) are considered freshmen for admission, WUE and scholarship purposes at PSU.
2. Meet PSU’s academic requirements for WUE:
- Freshmen Academic Requirements: 3.5 cumulative unweighted high school GPA, through graduation OR 1270 SAT OR 27 ACT composite
- Transfer Academic Requirements: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
3. Be a legal resident of one of the following states or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.