Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

What is WUE?

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Awards are available to entering freshmen and eligible transfer students.

WUE Application

Programs Eligible for the WUE Rate

You must pursue one of the following programs eligible for the WUE rate:
  • Bachelor in Applied Business and Information Technology
  • Bachelor in Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor in Sustainable Science Management
  • Associate in Accounting
  • Associate in Administration of Justice
  • Associate in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Associate in Business Technology
  • Associate in Construction Technology
  • Associate in Creative Media
  • Associate in Culinary Arts
  • Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Associate in Fashion Technology
  • Associate in Hawaiian Studies
  • Associate in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Associate in Human Services

Award Value

Through WUE, students in western states may enroll at UH Maui College at a discounted tuition of 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. How much could you save with WUE?
Resident Tuition $1572
Non-resident Tuition $4140
WUE rate (Resident x 150%): $2358
WUE Savings $1782
*Table is based on a 12-credit (full-time) enrollment status for Associate programs.

Eligible States

You must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Washington State, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Your family’s domicile (home) must be maintained as your permanent address throughout the duration of your participation in the WUE program.

Academic Criteria

  • Freshmen applications must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point-average over four years in high school.
  • Transfer applicants must have a 2.8 cumulative grade-point-average with a minimum 24 college transferable credits in order to qualify.
  • GPA will be calculated using all colleges previously attended.


  • Only undergraduate students and those who have not already earned a baccalaureate degree can qualify for WUE.
  • WUE is awarded only once at the time of admission and will remain in effect for the duration of the student’s academic career at UH Maui College
    • Non-WUE students who enroll as non-residents will not qualify for WUE status in later terms. Awards may not be available to all students who meet the criteria.
  • WUE students must be enrolled in courses relevant to their degree requirements and must be enrolled full-time, in at least 12 credits each semester
    • WUE students must meet with an academic advisor before registering for courses.
  • Hawaii residency cannot be established under the WUE program. Students changing their residency will be reclassified to non-resident. Students are only able to apply for Hawaii residency 12 months after cessation of WUE