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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Tuition Eligibility

New Students: Meet these qualifications to be eligible for this special rate

All undergraduate degree programs (associate & bachelor) are open to WUE students. Programs only offered online are excluded. New freshman and transfer students enrolling for the first time at CMC are eligible for WUE consideration. Students currently or formerly enrolled at CMC are not eligible for WUE participation.

Through acceptance of the special WUE tuition classification, students acknowledge their intent to maintain their legal domicile in their home state at the time of application and for the duration of their enrollment at CMC. If students desire to change their legal domicile to any other state, including Colorado, they must notify the Registrar’s office. At that time a student may be changed to out-of-state tuition rates. Please note that time accrued while participating in the WUE tuition program cannot be used to establish domiciliary intent for purposes of claiming Colorado residency.

WUE Participation Criteria:

Submit the online CMC admission application and supplemental WUE participation form.

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  2. Maintain enrollment with a minimum of 12 credits for each semester you attend (summer semester is a minimum of 6 credit hours).
  3. Maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) each academic semester.
  4. Remain a permanent resident of your home WUE state (maintaining your home state driver’s license will be required).

The WUE tuition program will be offered to new students beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Current CMC students or students who have previously taken a CMC class will not be 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).

Go to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). website.