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Children of UW Alumni Benefit

Non-Resident+ Children of Alumni

All non-resident students who are children of UW graduates will pay tuition at 150 percent of the resident tuition, which is approximately $11,565 less than the standard non-resident tuition for students taking 15 credit hours per semester. This benefit is awarded for as long as the student is enrolled at UW, and applies to undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional work. Qualified students also receive this benefit for enrollment during summer sessions. There are no restrictions on the number of enrolled credit hours. For cost estimates with the Child of Alumni discount, please visit the Cost of Attendance page.

Because of the deep discounts provided by this program, it cannot be combined with the Brown and Gold Commitment or the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). To be considered, students should indicate on their admission application they are the child of a UW graduate.

To apply for the Child of Alumni discount, students must:

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

  • Be sure to provide alumni parent information requested on the admission application

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts

  • Submit official ACT/SAT test scores

  • Be admitted to UW

+ Residents of Wyoming who are children of UW graduates receive the best rate possible in the way of resident tuition. These students will be considered for the Cowboy Commitment as incoming freshmen, or these available transfer scholarships if they are transferring to UW.

Compare Costs

Wondering how UW compares to the other institutions you are currently interested in? Check out this awesome calculator available through College Board. This will give you a completely unbiased comparison. Simply enter in the information it asks for based on the schools you are comparing and select calculate. The "Family Share of Costs" row will give you the estimated cost per school. If you have already been admitted to UW, check out your WyoWeb for up-to-date information related to your award packages.


All students wishing to be considered for financial aid must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to UW. Once received, the Student Financial Aid Office will post an award offer to the student's WyoWeb account.

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