Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

About the program


The Colorado School of Public Health participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) offered through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

This program helps students access graduate education outside of their home state without paying the high price tag of an out-of-state education. Students who are residents of states and territories that are members of the WRGP, and are enrolling in an eligible program at an eligible institution, may qualify for this benefit. 

WRGP members include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

united states map with member states

How to apply


After you are admitted to the Colorado School of Public Health, you will complete a form that assesses whether or not you are a resident of one of the WRGP states or territories. You will need to include a copy of a valid driver’s license or state ID card. You will be informed of the decision by the Registrar’s Office. If you qualify, you will pay the in-state tuition rate. Tuition rates are available on the cost of attendance page.   

Have questions? Find more information on the WRGP website FAQ page or contact the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs.