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Understanding TE

Tuition Exchange

Tuition Exchange (TE) is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all 677+ unique member schools.   

A complete listing of TE schools and TELO email addresses is available online at www.tuitionexchange.org in the Family bucket under the Member Schools tab.

TE is available to eligible employees at member schools.  The employee's school defines the eligible employee.  Tuition Exchange is not a guaranteed employee benefit; rather it is an opportunity because of employment.

The school defines the beneficiary dependent.  A dependent may include the employee, spouse, partner, and children of the employee. Check with your employee handbook for your employer's definition.

TE can be a competitive award.  Applicants need to inquire about individual TE application dates and processes at both the place of employment and where the student is seeking a tuition exchange award.

The value of the TE scholarship is tuition or the annual set rate.  Be aware that TE funding may include federal and state grant dollars, as well as any institutional scholarships, co-curricular awards, and institutional grants.  Set rate is adjusted annually.  For  2018-19 the set rate is $36,000.  Check with your Import school for their TE grant maximum.  Tuition Exchange allows member schools flexibility in providing funds beyond the required set rate. 

Each TE school appoints a Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer (TELO).  TELO’s are responsible for submitting qualifying applications.  Check with your TELO for your employer’s TE application process and timeline. 

Interested TE students should coordinate their TE application and school admission process when requesting your TELO to submit the TE request.

Applicants need to check with the attending school for any additional requirements.  Requirements can include filing the FAFSA annually, a minimum grade point average and living on campus.   

The TELO is your institutional contact at both your home institution and the host institution(s) you are applying.