MSU Denver is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which is part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE/WUE). Students seeking a master’s degree or a graduate certificate at MSU Denver from the following western states may apply for in-state tuition; AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands - CNMI.
Student (23 and over) or parent/legal guardian (under 23) must have domicile in an approved western state for 12-months preceding the first day of classes and claim that state as their home of permanent residence
- Complete the WUE/WRGP Application using student information for qualifying person.
- Submit completed form to Office of Admissions before the start of classes in the students first semester.
Please note: If you are requesting to be a part of the WRGP program, you are indicating you are not a Colorado resident and will not establish Colorado residency during your time of attendance at MSU Denver. If you plan to establish your residency in Colorado and would like to petition for in-state benefits at MSU Denver during your time of attendance, it is recommended you do not claim another state as your state of residence.
Graduate students often have questions about the tax implications of their financial or employment status as Graduate Assistants (G.A.), Research Assistants (R.A.), Teaching Assistants (T.A.) or as recipients of fellowships or scholarships. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Education) on the IRS website and/or your personal tax advisor. Plan ahead. We encourage you to explore this concern prior to tax season.
Visit http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/index.html to learn more.
U.S. law requires manditory health insurance for all graduate and full-time students. MSU Denver sponsors a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) that doesn't change in cost no matter your age, where you live or if you're undocumented. If you're already insured, you can submit an online waiver to opt out of SHIP coverage at the beginning of each semester.
You're also required to comply with Colorado's immunization policy by submitting your records to the University upon acceptance.
You can find more information regarding health insurance and immunizations at the Auraria Health Center.