Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
A wheat field against a clear sky.

Western Undergraduate Award (WUE)

Non-Resident Students | First-Year 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.

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



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.

Brown & Gold Commitment Grid

Please note: If you fall outside of the WUE area indicated in the gold section on the grid, UW will review your unweighted high school gpa and ACT/SAT test scores to determine if you are eligible for a $2,000, $4,000, or $7,000 Brown and Gold Commitment.

To be considered for the WUE Award, the UW Admissions Office must have the following no later than May 1, 2021:

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

  • Official high school transcripts

  • ACT/SAT test scores

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 new 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 and this award is not available to use during the Summer semester.

  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each Spring semester).


Contact Us

Admissions | Knight Hall 150

Department 3435

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5160

Toll Free: (800)342-5996

Fax: (307)766-4042


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon