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WUE Transfer Award

Transfer Students


150% Resident Tuition

This information is for the academic year 2022-23. Unless otherwise noted, awards listed are for the academic year and not by semester.

The University of Wyoming will recognize non-resident transfer students as recipients of the Western Undergraduate Exchange award. Transfer students who have earned an associate’s degree with a 3.4 GPA or higher will pay tuition at 150% of the resident tuition, which is approximately $12,240 less than the standard non-resident tuition for students taking 15 credit hours per semester.

The WUE Transfer Award cannot be combined with the UW Transfer Commitment or any institutional scholarship aid, including those made possible by the University of Wyoming Foundation.


Note: All UW financial awards are subject to available funding, and are only available for eligible admits.



Minimum Eligibility Requirements


Associates Degree - Minimum Requirement
3.4 cumulative transfer GPA

GPA is calculated using grades earned in credits taken at previous higher education institutions.



Eligible States

A map depicting the states that qualify for WUE.

* WUE participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

To be considered for the WUE Transfer Award, the UW Admissions Office must have the following:

  • Application for admission and the non-refundable $40 admission application fee

  • UW Transfer Opportunities application within WyoScholarships, the University of Wyoming’s scholarship system

  • Official college transcripts

  • Proof of associate's degree  (reflected on transcript)

Students selected to receive the WUE Scholarship must confirm their enrollment at UW by August 1, 11:59 p.m. MDT, for students beginning in the fall semester. For students beginning in the spring semester, the deadline to confirm their enrollment is December 1, 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Initial Eligibility and Scholarship Compliance

  • The WUE Transfer Award is only available to first-time, entering non-resident transfer students seeking their first bachelor's degree whom have earned an associate's degree and have a minimum of a 3.4 transfer GPA.

  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 semesters (2 academic years) or up to the first bachelor's degree whichever comes first. 

  • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment (12 semester hours) during the fall and spring semesters each year but is not available to use during the summer semester.

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).

Contact Us

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1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5160

Toll Free: (800) 342-5996

Fax: (307)766-4042


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