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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

About WUE

Portland State University 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.

The WUE award is renewable up to 12 academic terms for incoming freshmen and 6 academic terms for incoming transfer students. WUE recipients are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per term and 36 credits per year, and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to maintain their award.

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Eligibility

The WUE award is automatically awarded to students who meet this criteria regardless of intended major:

1. Apply for fall term by the WUE deadline:

  • FRESHMAN: Apply for fall term admission to PSU by December 1
  • TRANSFER: Apply for fall term admission to PSU by February 1

Please note: Students earning college credit while in high school (such as Running Start) are considered Freshmen for admission, WUE, and other scholarship purposes at PSU.

2. Be a legal resident of one of the following states or territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

3. Meet PSU's academic requirements for WUE:

  • Freshmen Academic Requirements: 3.5 cumulative unweighted high school GPA OR 1270 SAT OR 27 ACT composite
  • Transfer Academic Requirements: 3.0 cumulative college GPA

Incoming students will be notified via email in early 2018 if they are selected for the WUE program.

Review WUE Official Policies for more details on eligibility.

WUE Tuition

Cost of Annual Tuition and Fees at 15 Credits Per Term (2017-18)*

In-State WUE Out-of-State
$8,784 $12,483** $26,130

*Does not include room and board, books, or personal expenses.

**Admitted students will be notified in their financial aid award if they have received the WUE scholarship. The estimated cost of attendance in the award is based on 15 credits per term; the WUE scholarship is based on 12 credits per term. If you take 15 credits per term at PSU, the scholarship will be adjusted accordingly. Contact us if you have questions: admission@pdx.edu.

WUE Awarding Process

All qualified students who meet the above criteria are considered for WUE regardless of intended major. Incoming students will be notified via email starting January 2017 if they are selected for the WUE program. If an applicant does not meet the requirements for WUE they will be considered for alternative scholarships such as the Out-of-State Opportunity ScholarshipAn applicant may be awarded WUE or an Out of State Opportunity Scholarship (OOS), but not both.

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Additional Information

PSU offers annual general scholarships in addition to the WUE program. University scholarships are competitive and require a separate scholarship application. All incoming students are encouraged to apply for these university-wide scholarships through the PSU Scholarship Database. The deadline to complete the application is December 1 for incoming freshman and February 1 for incoming transfer students.

All applicants to PSU are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application.