Q: How do I know I have received the WUE tuition discount?

You will be notified after your final transcripts have been evaluated and our Admissions office verifies that you met the WUE eligibility requirements. An admissions counselor will be sending you a Confirmation of WUE Scholarship email. 

Q: Do I need to reapply for the WUE each year?

No, the WUE tuition is good for four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first. You do not need to reapply for the WUE scholarship for each of those four years you attend CSU Channel Islands. However, if you leave the University and do not complete a planned educational leave form, you would need to reapply to the program when you reapply to the University.

Q: What if I want to apply to the nursing program? 

 The nursing program is not open to out-of-state students or students receiving the WUE savings. Students who apply to nursing will not be considered for the WUE program.

If you are currently receiving the WUE scholarship and want to become a nursing student, (or any of the other mentioned programs,) you would need to complete a WUE request to withdraw form found in the Office of Admissions and establish California residency.

Q: What if it takes me more than four years to graduate?

You must utilize the Petition for Exception form to petition to have your WUE tuition extended.  This is on a case by case basis and not guaranteed for approval.

Q: What if I want to become a California resident for tuition purposes?

As a current WUE recipient, you would need to complete the WUE request to withdraw form found on the admissions website for WUE. Once you are granted a withdrawal from the program, you will then be able to start accruing time towards California residency. Students cannot apply time accrued while participating in the WUE program to establish California residency. For information on residency, please visit http://www.csuci.edu/admissions/residency/.