Membership in The Tuition Exchange is open to any regionally accredited public or non-profit institution of higher education. Schools may apply at any time during the year.
As a Tuition Exchange member, you participate in a program that makes a career at your school more appealing and a degree at your institution more affordable. Members tell us our scholarship program helps them attract talented faculty and staff and enroll top-tier students. The opportunity to earn full tuition or substantial scholarships at 660+ member schools proves a strong draw!
For more details on the many ways The Tuition Exchange can benefit your school, click here.
A Look at Our Members
The scope and diversity of our membership create a program that is unrivaled in its reach.
More than 660 institutions of higher education are members of The Tuition Exchange, representing 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and several other countries.
Our diverse membership provides students a wide range of school choices. Member schools range in size from 250 to 50,000 students, offer a wide range of degree programs, and reside in diverse geographic settings – from large cities to suburban and rural environments.
|Type (Carnegie Groupings)
||% of Category
|Doctoral Research Universities
|Masters Colleges & Universities
|Baccalaureate – Arts & Sciences
|Baccalaureate – Diverse Fields
|Specialized, Associate & Other
As a member of The Tuition Exchange, you agree to take on the following responsibilities:
- Establish policies and guidelines governing employee eligibility, with a priority mechanism for selecting final candidates if demand exceeds the number of slots available.
- Establish a process to determine which candidates nominated by The Tuition Exchange members will be awarded scholarships.
- Appoint a Liaison Officer with administrative responsibility for the program. This is typically an employee in your human resources, enrollment or academic affairs department who will serve as your point person and program coordinator.
- Follow reciprocity rules to maintain a positive balance on the school's most recent 5 years exchange history. TE member schools that export 3 or less students annually are exempt from the exchange balance rule.
- Offer full-tuition scholarships or an optional set amount for schools with tuition that exceeds the set amount ($34,000 for 2016-2017 and $35,000 for 2017-18) or one-half tuition scholarships for non-residents at public institutions.
- Honor all continuing commitments.
More details are included in our Membership Packet, available from the exchange office.
||$350 (one-time charge)
$40 per successful exchange
How to Join
An officer of your institution should send a completed TE application and a copy of your school's current catalog or web site address, to:
Robert D. Shorb, Executive Director
The Tuition Exchange
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
You can also submit the completed TE application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regionally accredited public and non-profit institutions of higher education will be considered for membership at any time during the year. The Tuition Exchange agreement is available online Click here to access the most current Membership application. You should return one signed copy by mail to The Tuition Exchange with payment of your one-time initiation fee of $350.