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Western Regional Graduate Program

Pay In-State Tuition Through the Western Regional Graduate Program

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and PhD students who are residents of the WICHE member states* to enroll in one of our participating WRGP's and pay Colorado in-state tuition.

*WICHE member states and U.S. territories include:
Alaska (AK)
Colorado (CO)
Idaho (ID)
New Mexico (NM)
Oregon (OR)
Washington (WA)

Arizona (AZ)
Guam (GU)
Montana (MT)
North Dakota (ND)
Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) 
South Dakota (SD)

California (CA)
Hawaii (HI)
Nevada (NV)
Wyoming (WY)
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Utah (UT)

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible? 
You are eligible to apply for in-state tuition through WRGP if you:

  • Reside in eligible state prior to starting first academic term of WRGP acceptance.
  • Are admitted into a qualifying program.


    How does it work? 
    Each program differs in number of WRGP slots available, selection criteria, and WRGP application process. Please contact your program of interest for additional details.

    How do I apply? 
    Simply complete the WRGP section on your application for admissions to the participating program. If accepted, your tuition will be automatically adjusted to the in-state rate.

    Do I need to reapply every year? 
    No. Once you are admitted through WRGP, you are eligible as long as you:

  • Maintain current residency of WRGP state.
  • Maintain good academic standing.


    Can I establish residency in Colorado? 
    No, not while you are paying in-state tuition through WRGP. If you want to build time towards establishing residency, you will need to pay the full out-of-state tuition.

    Want more FAQs and information about WRGP? Visit their website.

    Questions? Contact us.