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Newest Members!
Schools that have joined The Tuition Exchange roster since January 2013 include:

Abilene Christian University (TX)
Arizona Christian University (AZ)
Fisher College (MA)
King's University College at Western University (CN)
Louisiana Tech University (LA)
Northwestern College (IA)
Richard Stockton College of NJ (NJ)
Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
Truett-McConnell College (GA)
Wayland Baptist University (TX)
Webb Institute (NY)
William Mitchell College of Law (MN)

Liaison Officer Workshops/TE Board Meetings

Board Of Directors Meeting - June, 2014 in Seattle, WA

Tuition Exchange is offering a one-day in person training opportunity in San Diego, CA on May 30, 2014. Please contact Janet Dodson directly for additional information.

TE's April, 2014 Webinar is scheduled for April 24.

The April topic is Module 4 for the TELO Guide.
The registration information is found below.
We hope to see your name on line.
Handouts are emailed to all registered attendees in advance of the webinar.
All TE training webinars are recorded and available upon request. Please contact Janet if interested in listening to past webinars

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 127-045-667

Address for Tuition Exchange
3 Bethesda Metro Center  Suite 700
Bethesda Maryland 20814

TELO's may call Janet Dodson directly at 402.418.1081

"Set Rate"
TE "SET RATE" for 2014-2015 is $32,500.

At the January, 2014 TE Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved $33,000 as the SET RATE for 2015-16.

Membership Dues/Participation Fees
Membership Dues the 2013-14 year can be printed from your Liaison Officer Main Menu  and are now due

TE Dues and Fees:
July 1, 2014 TE Dues for the academic year 2015-16 will be due. They remain $500.00 for the year. Kristine Lev will be providing information soon. Participation Fees are due as soon as you complete the Annual Report in the fall. The invoice can be printed at that time from your main menu Annual Reports.

October, 2014 Participation fees for 2014-15 Exports are due annually in October. They remain $35.00 per export. We will be providing information at a later date.

2013 -14 TE-GO Recipients
Monica Mizzoni export from Neumann University going to Saint Josephs University Evan Metzger export from Beloit College going to Carroll University Bryce Wolf export from Valparaiso University going to DePaul University Casey Alterio export from Keuka College going to Syracuse University

2014-15 TE-GO Recipients will be announced April 21, 2014.

New Programs and Revisions

  • OPTIONAL SET RATE: Schools with higher tuition have the option of awarding TE scholarships at $32,500 for 2014-2015, if the full tuition is higher than $32,500. All other members are obligated to offer full-tuition scholarships. Public institutions also have the option to provide one-half tuition scholarships for non-residents. At the January, 2014 TE Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved 33,000 as the SET RATE for 2015-16. TE Dues and Fees: July 1, 2014 TE Dues for the academic year 2015-16 are due. They remain $500.00 for the year. Kristine Lev will be providing information soon. October, 2014 Participation fees for 2014-15 Exports are due. They remain $35.00 per export. We will be providing information at a later date.
  • IMPORT CREDIT FOR HOUSING: Members offering full housing for the academic year, two semesters, as part of their TE award package to all new imports in a given year for the term of the scholarship will have an additional semester unit (one semester) of import credit posted annually on their balance sheet for each student import.
  • TUITION EXCHANGE COOPERATIVE: The TE Co-op is designed to help schools with small TE programs to export additional students. Members of the Co-op can continue to import and export students as normal under the traditional exchange program. And they are not charged export debits for exports sent to another Co-op school. They continue to earn import credit for exports from Co-op schools. There are no additional fees for the Co-op. To be eligible a school must have a five-year balance of 60 or fewer import semesters (for schools with four years of imports, 60 or fewer imports), and have a student headcount of no more than 3,000 students or fewer than 500 employees eligible for the TE benefit

Tax Issues
Tuition Exchange members should seek guidance from their own tax and legal professional advisers. For basic information consult www.IRS.gov Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education.

Excerpts from Publication 970: "Qualified tuition reduction means a tax-free reduction in tuition provided by an eligible educational institution." ... "for education below the graduate level" ..."provided to the following individuals:"current employee, former employee who retired of left on disability, widow or widower of an individual who died while an employee, a widow or widower of a former employee who retired or left on disability, a dependent child or spouse of any person listed above."

It is important to note that graduate education is excluded unless it is provided "to a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities" and that the tuition reduction benefit "must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or highly compensated employees".

The State of the Exchange

  • AY 2013, ten new members joined the exchange.
  • As of June, 2013 the active membership grew to 625.
  • This last academic year 6,236 scholars participated, compared to 6,062 in FY12 and 5,835 in FY11.

Institutional Profile

Information gathered here appears on our website under Information for Parents and Their Children - School Search. This section is designed to help TE candidates select a college and develop an application strategy to maximize their chances to get a scholarship award. Of special note is the information about the ratio of candidates (applicants) offered TE scholarships at individual schools.

Part of the profile is the OVERVIEW section. Here Liaison officers can insert a narrative to help guide prospective TE scholars.

Tuition Exchange helps us diversify our student body. Whenever you can bring in students from other areas, it benefits your program.
– Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland, University of Florida

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