University of Hawaii Maui College


University of Hawaii Maui College is a learning-centered institution that provides affordable, high quality credit and non-credit educational opportunities to a diverse community of lifelong learners. For more information, visit

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll at UH Maui College at a reduced tuition of 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition.

How much would I save with WUE?

Click here to find the most current tuition savings estimates available from WICHE.

NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Associate in Arts Degree in Hawaiian Studies   ASSOC    
Associate of Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology   ASSOC    
Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business and Information Technology   BS    
Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Technology   BS    
Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management   BS    
Culinary Arts   ASSOC    
Hospitality and Tourism   ASSOC    

Enrollment Information

Qualifications and Requirements

You must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming or Washington state.

Your family’s domicile (home) must be maintained as your permanent address throughout the duration of your participation in the WUE program.

Freshmen applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point-average over four years in high school.

Transfer applicants must have a 2.8 cumulative grade-point-average with a minimum 24 college transferable credits in order to qualify. GPA’s will be calculated using all colleges previously attended.

Only undergraduate students, and those who have not already earned a baccalaureate degree, qualify. The only exception is UH Maui College WUE students continuing through the teaching credential program.

WUE is awarded only once at the time of admission and will remain in effect for the duration of their academic career at UH Maui College.

Non-WUE students who enroll as non-residents will not qualify for WUE status in later terms. Hawaii residency can not be established under the WUE program. Students changing their residency will be reclassified to non-resident. Students are only able to apply for Hawaii residency 12 months after cessation of WUE. Further information on residency regulations are available at:

Note: Students pursuing an associate degree are not eligible for WUE.

Contact Information

To apply for the WUE program, complete the freshman or transfer admission process check out the following website: