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WUE Award

Non-Resident Students | First-Time Freshmen

This information is for the academic year 2021-22. 

The University of Wyoming will recognize non-resident graduating seniors as recipients of the highly competitive Western Undergraduate Exchange award. Recipients are evaluated on their academic excellence (unweighted high school GPA and test scores) and 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.

For WUE scholarship consideration, students must be residents of a WUE participating state* and have a completed admissions application (application, non-refundable $40 application fee, official transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores).

The WUE Award program cannot be combined with the Brown and Gold Commitment.

* WUE participating states include:

A map depicting the states that qualify for WUE.

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.

Link to Brown & Gold Commitment Grid PDF

*Please note that, if awarded, the $2,000, $4.000, and $7,000 awards will be shown as the Brown and Gold Commitment as opposed to the WUE Award.

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

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

  • Official high school transcripts and test scores (see grid)

Students selected to receive the WUE Award must confirm their enrollment at UW by May 1, 11:59 pm MDT.


Initial Eligibility and Scholarship Compliance

  • The WUE Award is only available to first-time, entering non-resident freshmen seeking their first bachelor's degree.

  • This scholarship is renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 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 GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 admits will be considered for Rocky Mountain Scholars/WUE based on a grid effective through Spring 2020.

All UW scholarships are subject to available funding, and are only available for eligible admits who begin in the fall semester.

Contact Us

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Department 3435

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5160

Toll Free: (800)342-5996

Fax: (307)766-4042


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