Save big on tuition through WUE at Colorado Mountain College

New students from WUE western states can receive discounted tuition

Live in the western United States? You may qualify for reduced tuition for a great education at Colorado Mountain College! The WUE discount is 1.5 times the in-state tuition making it easier to attend school in the Rocky Mountains.

Acceptance into WUE is not automatic. A limited number of WUE slots will be offered on a first-come, first-awarded basis.

To be considered, you must submit the following prior to starting class:

  • A completed CMC Admission Application
  • All applicable transcripts and/or test scores
  • A copy of a valid driver’s license from a WUE state
  • The CMC WUE Participation form. NOTE: Review detailed criteria and requirements!
map showing WUE states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


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

  • Fall semester: July 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.

Cost Per Credit comparison chart. Associate & Bachelor's degrees: $270 WUE versus $453 Out-of-State.


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.

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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