Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

At a Glance

By Application
Funding Type
Tuition Award
Eligibility Category
Incoming Domestic Doctoral Students
Incoming Domestic Master’s Students



The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows residents of participating western states  to enroll in selected University of Arizona graduate programs and pay Arizona resident tuition rates.


  1. Residency in a participating WRGP state 
  2. Admission/Enrollment in a participating University of Arizona 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 University of Arizona WRGP programs and contact the UA department/academic unit coordinator found through our Graduate Catalog and Program of Study Guide.
  2. Once admitted, provide proof of residency to the department/academic unit coordinator. Recommended documents for residency verification include driver’s license, state tax forms, and voter registration
  3. To maintain eligibility, a student must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and remain in the WRGP-eligible program. WRGP eligibility will be cancelled if the student participant is admitted to a non-eligible WRGP program or track before after completion of the original WRGP program. If you wish to apply for Arizona residency for tuition purposes please review the information at  https://registrar.arizona.edu/support-services/residency-classification-tuition-purposes.

Instructions for Academic Units

  1. Review applicants for potential WRGP participants that may not be aware of program. Refer to the states that participate in WRGP. 
  2. Verify that the applicant has an admission or cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher.
  3. Verify the applicant’s residency in an eligible WRGP state and request documentation verifying residency. Recommended documents for residency verification include driver’s license, state tax forms, and voter registration. 
  4. Check to make sure that the student has self- reported as a nonresident or filed their Statement of Residency Classification (SORC).  Review the data at:  UAccess Student>Campus Community> Personal Information>Identification>Residency Data.  If the Tuition Residency Exception reflected on the page is "Pending SORC", the student will need to contact Residency Classification Office to correct the issue.  Student with "Pending" SORC status cannot be processed for WRGP until the status has been resolved.
  5. Email Julie Treanor at treanorj@arizona.edu 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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 treanorj@arizona.edu or to (520) 621-5193.