If you live in one of 17 participating states and territories, you can have the benefit of an education in California at reduced tuition.

View the current WUE fee schedule.

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Participating States & Territories

New Mexico
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
South Dakota

Eligibility and Application

  1. New freshman and transfer students interested in WUE must apply to the University first. For information about admission requirements and to apply online for admission to the University, visit: Cal State Apply.
  2. Once you have submitted your online University application, download and complete a WUE contract form and email it to Lisa Bernardo at LBernardo@csustan.edu. In the subject line, please type "WUE contract form."

Interested Students:

  • Must request the WUE tuition rate prior to enrolling in their first term.
  • Must declare their intent to maintain their legal domicile in their home WICHE state at the time of their application.
  • WUE students are not eligible for California resident tuition. Students cannot apply time accrued while participating in the WUE program to establish California residency.
  • Students may receive the WUE tuition rate for four years or until the completion of the bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.

Download WUE Contract Form

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About Turlock

Home to 70,000 people, Turlock is small enough to boast a small-town atmosphere yet big enough to leave a lasting impression. Locals enjoy a charming downtown home to popular restaurants, boutiques and our own University Art Gallery. With a picturesque campus and the warm central valley climate, there is plenty to love. Plus we have some of the best on-campus housing options in the state.

Updated: February 23, 2024