Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and provides a tuition rate of 150% of resident graduate tuition. WRGP/WICHE is intended for those who can prove residency in a qualified WRGP/WICHE state and who are admitted to an approved ASU program.
Application and deadlines
Download the WRGP/WICHE application.
WRGP/WICHE applications must be received by the below deadlines to be considered for the corresponding term.
- Fall - June 1
- Spring - November 1
- Summer - April 1
Please note: Students pursuing concurrent programs may only apply if both programs have been approved. Online and doctoral programs are not eligible for WRGP/WICHE. Students must be admitted to an ASU approved program prior to submitting a WRGP/WICHE application. Student needs to have maintained residency in their home state for a minimum of two years.
Email applications to email@example.com.
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- U.S. Pacific Territories and freely associated states
College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Downtown Phoenix campus)
The College of Liberal Art and Sciences (Tempe campus)
- American Indian Studies, MS
- History, MA
- Justice Studies, MS
- Physics, MNS
- Social and Cultural Pedagogy, MA
- Architecture, MArch
- Architecture (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch), MS
- Design - Visual Communication, MSD
- Industrial Design, MID
- Interior Architecture, MIA
- Landscape Architecture, MLA
- Urban Design, MUD
- Visual Communication Design, MVCD
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (Tempe campus)
New College (West campus)
- Communications Studies, MA
- Interdisciplinary Studies, MA
- Psychology, MS
- Social Justice and Human Rights, MA
- Social Technologies, MA
Public Service and Community Solutions (Downtown Campus)
- Community Resources and Development, MS
- Non-Profit Leadership and Management, MNLM
- Social Work, MSW
- Advanced Standing – Planning, Administration and Community Practice Downtown and Tucson
- Advanced Standing - Advanced Generalist Yuma
- Advanced Standing – Direct Practice Downtown and Tucson
- Standard Program
School for the Future of Innovation in Society (Tempe Campus)
What is WRGP/WICHE?
The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and provides a reduction in non-resident graduate tuition. WRGP/WICHE is intended for those who can prove residency in a qualified WRGP/WICHE state and are admitted to an approved program.
Are online programs eligible?
Online programs are not eligible for WRGP/WICHE.
Do I need to re-apply for WRGP every semester?
No, once you have been approved, you will remain approved throughout your program. If you change to a different program, you will no longer receive the WRGP tuition rate.
Do students in concurrent programs qualify for WRGP/WICHE?
Student pursuing concurrent programs may only apply if both programs are approved WRGP/WICHE programs. See the programs tab for the full list of approved programs.
Who do I contact for academic program questions?
Students should contact the academic unit directly for any program related questions. To find the contact information for an academic unit, click on the program link on the program tab. The department contact information is located at the bottom of the program page.
Can an RA or TA receive the WRGP/WICHE tuition rate?
Students cannot be a RA/TA and also receive the WRGP/WICHE tuition discount.
What happens if I miss the application deadline?
Applications received after the posted deadlines will be considered for the future term.
What happens after I submit my application to the Graduate College?
Applicants will be notified via email once applications have been evaluated and a decision has been made. Applications are reviewed once the posted deadline has passed. Early decisions are not granted.