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Parents and students seeking Tuition Exchange Information

Tuition Exchange Central is unable to provide information on individual school requirements and guidelines.  Families interested in the exploring what options might be available must start with your Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer (TELO).  Not sure who your TELO is - Click here to access the TELO search option

The TE application process begins with your employer.  The Export school determines who is eligible for Tuition Exchange consideration and ultimately being offered the opportunity for Export.  When your dependent is approved as an export, there is still the process of being named an awarded Import.

For the Import school to consider the approved Export student as a potential Import, it is important that the student makes application to the school(s) where the TE import applications are submitted.

Many schools require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be submitted. The FAFSA form is using tax return data already on file.  In other words, the FAFSA information is processed from prior-prior year tax returns.   The FAFSA is now available for completion in October; virtually at the same time, the student is applying to college.

Tuition Exchange provides a limited amount of information that is self-reported by the Tuition Exchange school.  This information is available by clicking here.   If you have specific questions, please visit directly with your student’s Admissions Counselor.

The Tuition Exchange award is tuition OR the annual set-rate.  For 2019-20, the set-rate is $37,000.  Schools with tuition greater than $37,000 have the option to provide $37,000*.  The TE award can be made up of any institutional funds, academic, athletic, or other school grants.  It is important for the family to ask the question of your Admissions Counselor.  Tuition Exchange Central is unable to help explain how the TE award is funded.   

Thank you for exploring Tuition Exchange options.  Your TELO is where it all begins.

* It is important to ask your IMPORT TELO the value of the TELO award at the Import school.  TE provides flexibility to our schools.  Each school, with tuition less than the Annual Set Rate, is obligated to provide full tuition.  Full tuition may include federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships.  Member schools with tuition greater than the Annual Set Rate are obligated to provide at least the Set-Rate.  Some schools offer additional funding that may not equate to full tuition.  TE is proud of all our members and their flexibility.