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Western Regional Graduate Program

At a glance
Funding Type: 
Tuition Award
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Incoming Domestic Doctoral Students
Incoming Domestic Master’s Students


The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows residents of fifteen participating states (list below) to enroll in participating University of Arizona graduate programs outside of their home state and pay Arizona resident tuition rates.

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • CW of N. Mariana Islands
  1. Residency in a participating WRGP state
  2. Admission/Enrollment in a participating WRGP graduate program
  3. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Instructions for Students

To be considered for the WRGP resident tuition rate, students must

  1. Review eligible WRGP programs and contact the department/academic unit coordinator.
  2. To ensure correct tuition is recevied, please complete Verified Lawful Presence or fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Once admitted, provide proof to the Graduate Coordinator of residency. Recommended documents for residency verification include driver’s license, state tax forms, and voter registration
  4. To maintain eligibility, a student must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and remain in the WRGP-eligible program.

Instructions for Academic Units

  1. Review department’s WRGP profile and contact information for accuracy and update, if necessary. 
  2. Review applicants for potential WRGP participants that may not be aware of program.
  3. Verify that the student has an admission or cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher.
  4. Verify the applicant’s residency in an eligible WRGP state.  Recommended documents for residency verification include driver’s license, state tax forms, and voter registration. 
  5. Check to make sure that the student has either completed Verified Lawful Presence or filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This must be done before the residency status will be changed.
  6. Email Julie Treanor at with the following information (the due date for this information is one (1) month before the beginning of the semester):  
    • The student’s first and last name
    • Student ID number
    • State of Residence
  7. If the student is approved, the Graduate College will assign the applicant the WRGP student group in UAccess Student. You can view this by navigating: Campus Community>Student Services Center>General Information>Student Group = WRGP.  This student group prompts the Residency screen to be updated to reflect resident status for billing at the resident tuition rate.  A note will be entered in Campus Community>Personal Information>Identification>Residency Data>Residency Decision regarding WRGP status.
  8. Please contact the Graduate College if a WRGP participant leaves the eligible program or becomes ineligible due to GPA or change in residency classification. 


For questions about WRGP, please contact Julie Treanor at or to (520) 621-5193.