WICHE PSEP & State Certification

Through the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Professional Student Exchange Program (WICHE PSEP), incoming Montana and Wyoming students may be eligible to attend the U of U School of Medicine at reduced or resident tuition rates.

Applicants who wish to claim Montana or Wyoming residency and participate in the WICHE PSEP program must be certified through their home states in order to be considered an established resident and eligible for PSEP funding. Applicants who are not awarded PSEP funding will pay non-resident tuition rates for the entirety of their medical school experience. 

Applicants who wish to claim Montana or Wyoming residency and not participate in the WICHE PSEP program will proceed through the application process as a non-resident and upon acceptance, will remain a non-resident for the entirety of their medical school experience and not be eligible to reclassify for Utah residency after one year.

See below for individual state information:


Montana Residents

State Certification

Students must apply for WICHE funding directly with their home state no later than October 15th of the year prior to beginning medical school. Upon approval of this application, a student becomes “certified”, which means the student is deemed an established resident of their home state, and eligible to compete for WICHE support, which is provided by Montana state tax dollars.

Application materials and additional information can be found at https://mus.edu/psep/

Questions about application materials or the certification process can be directed to:
Laurie Tobol: ltobol@montana.edu      
Sheila Newlun: snewlun@montana.edu
 

Click here to visit the WICHE website for PSEP Application Information by State/Territory

Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program

The Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP) is a fund created to help pay the educational debts of physicians who provide service to rural and medically underserved areas and populations in Montana.

Funding for MRPIP is provided by a tuition surcharge/fee that is assessed to all Montana medical and osteopathic medical students supported by the state through the WICHE and WWAMI medical education programs.

The MRPIP fee is separate from other medical school tuition, fees, and expenses. Upon acceptance, the fee is to be paid separately and directly by each student to the MRPIP fund by November 1 of each academic year.

If you are selected to receieve WICHE PSEP funding, you will be required to pay this fee annually throughout your program enrollment as a condition of participation. Click here for more information about MRPIP.


Wyoming Residents

State Certification

Students must apply for WICHE funding directly with their home state no later than October 15th of the year prior to beginning medical school. Upon approval of this application, a student becomes “certified”, which means the student is deemed an established resident of their home state, and eligible to compete for WICHE support, which is provided by Wyoming state tax dollars.

Application materials and additional information can be located at www.uwyo.edu/certwy

Questions about application materials or the certification process can be directed to: certoff@uwyo.edu 

Click here to visit the WICHE website for PSEP Application Information by State/Territory

CONTACT US

Emily O'Connor
Admissions Coordinator 
emily.oconnor@hsc.utah.edu 


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Salt Lake City, UT 84112