Portland State University (PSU) proudly participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) for academically qualified incoming Freshmen and Transfer students who meet specific criteria. WUE students receive reduced tuition equal to 150% of resident tuition.


WUE is autmatically considered with each student application to Portland State University. There is no seperate application for WUE. To learn more about elligibility, visit pdx.edu/undergraduate-admissions


The Value of WUE: WUE adjusts a student’s PSU tuition to 150 percent of resident undergraduate tuition for up to four academic years for freshman students, three academic years for sophomore transfer students, and two academic years for both junior and senior transfer students.

Maintaining WUE: Freshmen will receive WUE for up to four academic years, transfer students who are sophomores will receive WUE for up to three academic years, transfer students who are juniors or seniors will receive WUE for up to two academic years so long as the following requirements are met:


  • Maintain status as a PSU non-resident undergraduate student
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for overall attempted credits
  • Enroll in 12 or more PSU undergraduate on-campus credits (courses numbered 100-499) each fall, winter & spring terms
  • Keep address current and updated in Banweb
    • Summer term enrollment is optional and the WUE discount is applied to all summer credits regardless of creditload. 

Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in the forfeiture of WUE. WUE cannot be reinstated once it is lost.

Leaving School: WUE is not transferable to other institutions and cannot be used for study abroad programs. WUE will be discontinued if the student does not meet the criteria outlined above. If circumstances require a student to be away from PSU for a term or more (e.g. internship, illness), students must contact Student Financial Services to determine future elligibility.

Disbursement: WUE discount is applied each term by Student Financial Services and reflected on the tuition bill.

WUE is automatically applied to the recipient’s account prior to the beginning of each term provided the recipient meets the criteria listed above for maintaining WUE.


Limitations: WUE cannot be combined with the Out of State Opportunity Scholarship. For students who are not financially dependent on others for tax purposes, time accumulated in Oregon while receiving WUE cannot be applied to time spent in establishment of Oregon residency for tuition purposes.