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The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows residents of the 16-member states/ U.S territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Gaum, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) to request the WRGP tuition rate for graduate programs at MSU Denver.  To be considered for the WRGP tuition rate, which is currently the same as in-state tuition, you must apply and be accepted into one of MSU Denver’s master’s programs or graduate level certificates.  Once accepted and before the census date, you must apply by completing the WRPG PDF and returning it to residency@msudenver.edu


Once you have applied and been accepted into one of MSU Denver’s graduate programs you will need to apply by completing the WRPG PDF and returning it to residency@msudenver.edu. The Office of Admissions must receive the application no later than census of the first semester you attend.

 

Your enrollment in the WRGP program will be good for the entirety of your graduate program at MSU Denver.

Students who qualify for the WRGP program will be charged 100% of in-state tuition. The average savings is $221.57 per credit hour. Each of MSU Denver’s graduate programs have differing tuition rates. Please see the tuition rates for your exact savings based on program.

No, by requesting the WRGP program, you are indicating that you are not a Colorado resident and will not establish Colorado residency during your time of attendance at MSU Denver. If you plan on establishing residency in Colorado and would like to petition for in-state benefits at MSU Denver during your time of attendance, it is recommended you do not participate in the WRGP program. WRGP students who change their residence to Colorado lose their WRGP eligibility the following semester, but do not become eligible for in-state tuition rates until one year after establishing Colorado domicile and one year after discontinuing their WRGP status

No, after you receive an offer of admissions you must apply for the WRGP program and demonstrate eligibility.  In order to be considered, please complete the WRGP application  and return it to residency@msudenver.edu.

No, MSU Denver does not limit the number of WRGP applications accepted.  Anyone who can demonstrate residency in the WICHE region is eligible for the WRGP rate

Yes, the WRGP rate is available for all graduate students regardless of the number of credit hours they enroll in.

Enrollment in the WRGP program is not automatic.  To be considered for the program please apply by completing the WRPG PDF and returning it to residency@msudenver.edu.

Please allow two weeks processing time. If after that time you have not been notified of your application status, please reach out to residency@msudenver.edu.

The WRPG PDF is located on the OGS website or you may request a copy from residency@msudenver.edu

You must apply to the WRGP program prior to census.  You may find the census date on the academic calendar.

Unfortunately, no. You do not qualify for the WRGP rate if you are from a state outside of the WICHE region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Gaum, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming).

Yes, all graduate programs at MSU Denver participate in WRGP regardless of delivery format.

MSU Denver does not require graduate students to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the WRGP rate. All graduate students from the WICHIE region are eligible for the WRGP rate.

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