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Understanding TE

Tuition Exchange

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

A complete listing of TE schools and TELO email addresses are 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 an employee benefit; rather 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 employment and where the student is seeking a tuition exchange scholarship.

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 and any institutional scholarships, co-curricular awards, and institutional grants.  The set rate is adjusted annually.  For  2020-21 the set rate is $38,000, 21-22, the set rate is $39,000, and for 2022-23 the set rate is $40,000.  Check with your Import school for their TE scholarship 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).  TE Liaison Officers are responsible for submitting qualifying applications.  Check with your TE Liaison Officer for your employer’s TE application process and timeline. 

Interested TE students should coordinate their TE application and school admission process when requesting your TE scholarship consideration.

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. Your Admissions Counselor is your best resource for this information.  

The TE Liaison Officer is your institutional contact your home institution, and at the host institution(s) you are applying check with your Admissions Counselor.  Be sure to share that you are a potential TE scholar.