Western Undergraduate Exchange

Alaska is one of 12 participating western states in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. The following participate in WUE: Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Mariana Islands, Guam and Wyoming. In addition, Washington, Arizona and California are treated like WUE states by Board of Regents policy. Residents of the 14 states and Guam and the Mariana Islands listed above pay at 150% of the in-state credit hour rate. WUE students remain as WUE and are not eligible for Alaska residency tuition rates.

To be admitted as a WUE student, an eligible applicant must attach a WUE request form to his or her application for admission requesting to be admitted under the WUE program. Programs available to WUE students on a space-available basis:

UAS Programs

Associate of Arts
Associate of Applied Sciences

Applied Fisheries
Business Administration
Construction Technology
Health Information Management
Health Science
Power Technology

Associate of Science
Bachelor of Art in Biology
Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education
Bachelor of Art in English
Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Art in Social Science
Bachelor of Art in Special Education

Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE):  Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Estimated Expenses


Based on 12 credit hours/semester

  Living at home with parents without dependents Living in on-campus housing without dependents Living away from parents without dependents OR with dependents in ANY housing
Board $4,458 $4,000 $4,458
Books $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Student/Course Fees $1,460 $1,460 $1,460
Personal $2,048 $2,048 $2,048
Room $5,800 $6,414
Transportation $1,668 $400 $1,668
Tuition $8,868 $8,868 $8,868
Total Costs $19,902 $23,976 $26,316

NOTE: Figures were calculated in using forecasted rates. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for an explanation of the assumptions made in determining these Cost of Attendance Budgets.

Western Undergraduate Exchange program: residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Wyoming and are eligible to pay the resident tuition rate plus 50 percent per credit at UAS if they apply and are accepted for admission under the WUE program.