State of Nevada Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education



The next WICHE Commission meeting is scheduled for April 30, 2014.

Loan Repayment Application Deadline is April 15, 2014

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Mission Statement

Under NRS 397, WICHE carries out the goals, objectives, and programs of the multi-state Western Regional Education Compact, and shares resources with Nevada’s higher education institutions and safety net providers to offer educational, financial, and health care assistance to Nevada citizens.  WICHE enhances workforce and economic development by providing the state highly-trained, qualified professionals in diversified areas of established need.

Nevada WICHE

WICHE serves Nevada residents who are seeking a relatively affordable education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, students seeking Financial and access assistance to acquire a professional degree in high-demand fields, and Nevadans in need of health care with an emphasis on underserved populations.

Impacts on Nevada by providing financial assistance, reduced tuition, and/or preferential admission to Nevada students at participating institutions.  Education Development

By guaranteeing that WICHE-supported professionals work in Nevada for a minimum of 2-4 years to meet workforce shortages.  Many remain in Nevada and continue to provide needed services indefinitely.  Workforce Development

By requiring professionals to provide services in their given health care fields in urban, rural, and underserved locations.  Nevadans throughout the state have access to care on a continuous, consistent basis that may otherwise not be available. Health Care

By generating additional employment opportunities and income that contribute to the local tax base, and helping Nevada attract and retain businesses and jobs.  Economic Development