Northern Arizona University


With the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program, students who meet the university’s admission criteria and live in one of 14 Western states can receive a tuition rate of 1.5 times the cost of in-state tuition—significantly less than out-of-state tuition. This is a reciprocal arrangement between WUE states designed to allow students access to programs that may not be available in their states.

Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, is a Public High-Research Activity University, offering 91 undergraduate degree programs. With a fall 2015 enrollment of 29,031, NAU has 19,335 undergraduates on the Flagstaff campus and the remaining population throughout 26 sites across the state. NAU is located on the Colorado Plateau at 7,000 feet, has a four-season climate and is two hours north of Phoenix.

How much would I save with WUE?

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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)    
Accountancy, BSACCY   BS    
Anthropology-BA   BA    
Applied Indigenous Studies BA/BS   BA, BS    
Applied Computer Science-BS   BS    
Art Education-BSED   BS    
Astronomy-BS   BS    
Biological Sciences-BS   BS    
Biomedical Sciences BS   BS    
Business Administration Management BSBA   BS    
Business Economics, BSBA   BS    
Business Preparation   No Degree    
Career Technical Teacher Education-BSED   BS    
Chemistry Teacher Education-BSED   BS    
Chemistry-BS   BS    
Civil Engineering, BSE   BS    
Communication Studies-BA, BS   BA, BS    
Comparative Cultural Studies-BA   BA    
Computer Information Systems-BSBA   BS    
Computer Science, BSCS   BS    
Construction Management, BS   BS    
Creative Media & Film-BS   BS    
Criminology and Criminal Justice-BS   BS    
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-BSDH   BS    
Early Childhood Education-BSED   BS    
Electrical Engineering, BSE   BS    
Elementary Education-BSED   BS    
Engineering - Undecided BSE   BS    
English BA   BA    
Environmental and Sustainability Studies-BA, BS   BA, BS    
Environmental Engineering, BSE   BS    
Environmental Science BS   BS    
Exercise Science BS   BS    
Finance, BSBA   BS    
Forestry, BSF   BS    
Geographic Science and Community Planning BS   BS    
Geolog/Earth Science BS   BS    
Health Science-BS   BS    
History-BA, BS   BA, BS    
Hotel and Restaurant Mgt/Int'l Hospitality Mgt BS   BS    
Interdisciplinary Studies-B/BA/BS   BA, BS    
Interior Design BS   BS    
International Affairs BA   BA    
Journalism & Pol Sci Merged BS   BS    
Journalism, BSJOUR   BS    
Marketing, BSBA   BS    
Mathematics BS   BS    
Mechanical Engineering, BSE   BS    
Microbiology BS   BS    
Modern Languages BA   BA    
Music BA   BA    
Music Performance BMUS   BS    
Non-Degree Undergraduate- Undecided   No Degree    
Nursing BSN   BS    
Parks & Recreation Management BS   BS    
Philosophy BA   BA    
Philosophy, Politics and Law BA   BA    
Photography BS   BS    
Physics-BS   BS    
Physics/Astronomy Merged BS   BS    
Political Science-BA, BS   BA, BS    
Psychological Sciences BA, BS   BA, BS    
Secondary Education English BSED   BS    
Secondary Education French BSED   BS    
Secondary Education German BSED   BS    
Secondary Education History BSED   BS    
Secondary Education Mathematics BSED   BS    
Secondary Education Music BMED   BS    
Secondary Education Physical Education BSED   BS    
Secondary Education Physics BSED   BS    
Secondary Education Spanish BSED   BS    
Secondary Education-Biology BSED   BS    
Secondary Education-Earth Science BSED   BS    
Social Work BSW   BS    
Sociology BS   BS    
Spanish BA   BA    
Special and Elementary Education-BSED   BS    
Strategic Communication BS   BS    
Studio Art BFA   BA    
Theatre BA/BS   BA, BS    
University Studies BUS   BS    
Visual Communication BFA   BA    
Women's and Gender Studies BS   BS    

Enrollment Information

WUE Eligibility  

All students are evaluated for eligibility during the admissions process—a separate application is not needed. Eligible students will receive the WUE tuition rate upon admission and subsequent submission of required Prop 300/Citizenship verification documentation. Check your LOUIE Student Center for the documentation due date. The WUE tuition rate applies only to fall and spring semesters. 

Undergraduate tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year


Non-Arizona resident

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1Tuition and mandatory fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents. The fall 2016 rates were approved April 8, 2016

WUE Exceptions

WUE rates apply to all of our majors except:

Beginning summer 2015, students interested in nursing or dental hygiene are now eligible for our reduced WUE tuition rate as pre-program majors. An additional application is still required for these highly competitive programs. See or for details. If accepted into the professional program major, out-of-state tuition will apply for the remaining terms.

Contact Information

Phone: 928-523-2109 
P.O. Box 4103
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

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