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The University of Hawai'i at Manoa participates in three exchange programs of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, students from participating states who are not residents of Hawai'i may enroll at the Manoa campus in designated programs at a reduced level tuition (plus other fees that are paid by all students). WUE students do not pay the higher charge for nonresident tuition. (Hawai'i residents may enroll under the same terms in designated institutions and programs in other participating states.) Hawai'i residents may obtain information about WUE programs in other states from the WICHE Certifying Officer for Hawai'i (see the location above); from participating institutions; or from the WICHE Student Exchange Program, P.O. Drawer 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752; (303) 541-0214; e-mail:
The School of Architecture, the William S. Richardson School of Law, the Library and Information Science Program (located in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences), the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the School of Public Health participate in the WICHE-administered Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP). PSEP allows legal residents of the states of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (states without a professional school in one or more of the above fields) to enjoy Hawai'i-resident status for admission and tuition purposes at the Manoa campus. Students who receive certification from their home states receive preferential admission consideration and, if accepted, are charged Hawai'i-resident tuition rates. To be certified for PSEP, students must write to the WICHE certifying officer in their home state for the proper application forms at least one year in advance. State eligibility requirements vary, and the number of students funded by each state depends upon appropriations by the state's legislature. For addresses of state certifying officers contact the Director, Student Exchange Program, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752; tel. (303) 541-0214; e-mail:
The University also participates in the WICHE Regional Graduate Programs agreement. Under this arrangement, legal residents of the 13 western states listed above will be charged resident tuition if they meet requirements for admission in specific graduate programs. Approved fields are tropical agronomy and soil science (MS and PhD), East Asian languages and literatures (MA and PhD), tropical medicine in the biomedical sciences (MS and PhD), Asian theater and dance (MA, MFA, and PhD), tropical entomology (MS and PhD), tropical horticulture (MS and PhD), oceanography (MS and PhD), second language acquisition (PhD), and Asian and comparative philosophy (MA and PhD). For detailed information, contact the appropriate graduate chair or see the respective field of study listings at the Graduate Division office.