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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

If you’re a nonresident in one of 15 western states, you may be eligible to attend SLCC at a reduced-tuition rate while maintaining residency in your home state, through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

Nonresident tuition at SLCC can cost 200 percent more than resident tuition. Participation in WUE lowers that to just 50 percent more, plus your regular student fees.

Participating states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The time you’re enrolled at SLCC as a WUE student does not count toward permanent Utah residency.

Salt Lake Community College allows WUE students to enroll in all programs except Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiology Technology, Surgical Technology, and Medical Assistant. Restricted programs are subject to change each academic year, based on enrollment.

Residency Deadlines

Fall 2023 Semester

Deadline to submit all documentation to meet the tuition and fee payment: August 30, 2023.

Spring 2024 Semester

Deadline to submit all documentation to meet the tuition and fee payment: January 16, 2024

WUE applicants must be

  • Accepted as a degree-seeking student at SLCC
  • A legal resident of one of the 15 participating states
  • Enrolled in a non-restricted major

How do I apply to WUE?

  1. Complete the SLCC Application for Admission as a degree-seeking student
  2. Complete the WUE Contractual Agreement and deliver it to the Admissions Office at SLCC.

Salt Lake Community College
Student Center, Office #122
4600 S. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808


For more WUE information, visit Western Undergraduate Exchange.

For questions, please contact the Residency Specialist at or 801-957-5044.