Save big on tuition through WUE at Colorado Mountain College

New students from WUE western states can receive up to 50% off tuition

WUE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.Live in the western United States? You may qualify for reduced tuition for a great education at Colorado Mountain College!

If you live in one of 14 western states, you are eligible to apply for these special tuition rates through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE):

  • A limited number of WUE slots will be offered on a first-come, first-awarded basis.
  • Lower division tuition (100-200 level courses) is $220.50/credit, a 50% savings from out-of-state rates.
  • WUE tuition benefits will be available to new students at the Leadville, Steamboat Springs and Spring Valley campuses only.
  • Nursing and Veterinary Technology programs are excluded from the WUE tuition program.

WUE tuition applies to all courses, including online, except Nursing and Veterinary Technology courses. It does not apply to degrees earned entirely online.

Acceptance into WUE is not automatic. To be considered, you must submit the following prior to starting class:


New WUE students must complete WUE specific registration paperwork by the deadlines below. A limited number of WUE slots will be offered.

  • Fall semester: June 15
  • Spring semester: December 1
  • Summer semester: Contact Admissions (below)

Continuing WUE students, at any campus, must declare their intention to continue at CMC by registering for the next semester during the early registration period (summer excluded). Students who do not early register will forfeit their WUE discount and be re-classified as non-resident students.

See complete eligibility requirements. We will notify you of your WUE status shortly after you submit all required documentation. As a WUE student you will be required to meet academic requirements to remain eligible.

For more information please contact the Central Admissions Office at 800-621-8559 or email:

The Western Undergraduate Exchange is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

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