Core Speech-Language Pathology Program
WICHE / WRGP Tuition Rate

The state of Washington has been a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) since 1955. WICHE is a 15-state commission working to improve access to higher education for students in the western region.

The University of Washington’s Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (CoreSLP) is part of WICHE’s Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which makes this program available at a reasonable cost to students living in the following 14 states. Applicants from any of these states, who are accepted into the CoreSLP degree program and apply for the WRGP rate, will be charged the UW’s resident tuition rate instead of the non-resident rate that out-of-state students would normally pay.

Alaska Arizona
California Colorado
Hawaii Idaho
Montana Nevada
New Mexico North Dakota
Oregon South Dakota
Utah Wyoming

WRGP Rate Eligibility
Anyone interested in receiving the WRGP tuition rate for the CoreSLP Master's program must meet the following 2 eligibility requirements:

  1. Residency - Only legal residents of one of the 14 eligible states listed above are eligible to apply for the WRGP resident/in-state tuition rate. Applicants must provide evidence of residency at the time of application in order to qualify for the WRGP resident tuition rate.
       
  2. Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) –Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to qualify for the WRGP resident rate. Please note that all financial aid decisions, including approval of the WRGP tuition rate, are based in part on academic merit and performance.

How to Apply for the WRGP Rate

The WRGP rate is only granted at the time of admission/program entry. Anyone who wishes to be considered for the WRGP rate must complete the WRGP supplementation application which is part of the online UW Graduate School Application for the CoreSLP degree program. Applicants must also upload the following 3 forms of residency proof as part of their WRGP supplemental application.

  1. Proof of legal residence in the WRGP state for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the first academic term (Autumn quarter/September).
  2. Proof of income earned in resident state or resident student status for the same time frame.
  3. Proof of other legal ties to the WRGP State (Employment records, driver's license, vehicle registration, voter registration or active bank account).

Notification Process
The selection committee gives preference to applications from WICHE state residents. All applicants are notified of admissions decisions in March. WRGP applicants who are extended an offer of admission will also be notified about the WRGP tuition decision at that time.

Additional Tuition Rate Information
For anyone who accepts our offer of admission, the Department will coordinate directly with UW Student Fiscal Services to implement a WICHE tuition waiver granting the WRGP resident tuition rate. Each student, however, will be responsible for communicating directly with the Office of Financial Aid about their FAFSA application and any other aid.

The awarded WRGP resident rate will apply to the tuition for both years of the degree program. Students will not need to “renew” or reapply for the WRGP rate each year.

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
All students granted the WRGP tuition rate must maintain good academic standing in the department in order to continue to receive the resident tuition rate. Failure to maintain the minimum UW Graduate School and Department requirements for satisfactory scholarship and progress can result in a withdrawal of the WRGP resident tuition rate.

Questions?
Please review the WRGP FAQs for additional details about the program. If you still have questions, please contact Chrissie Chang, Graduate Program Advisor, at chrissie@uw.edu or 206-685-7904.