Tuition Exchange

DEPENDENT STUDENTS OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

Tiffin University belongs to two separate tuition exchange programs, Tuition Exchange, Inc. and the CIC (Council of Independent Colleges) Tuition Exchange Program. Some schools, like TU, will appear on both lists.

Eligibility

The parent(s) must be a full-time employee of Tiffin University and eligibility to participate in one of the tuition exchange programs is determined by the Office of Human Resources.

Dependent eligibility offers your dependent(s) the opportunity to apply for the scholarship. Each individual institution determines their admission criteria, the amount of the scholarships offered and the timeline for their process.

Students must meet all academic and admission requirements and expect to/or already be matriculated in a program leading to their first baccalaureate degree. Eligible dependents are sponsored for maximum of four years (8 semesters or 12 quarters) of full-time undergraduate attendance. Summer sessions are generally excluded from this scholarship.

Starting the Process

1. You and your student should review the list of participating schools. Tuition Exchange, Inc. www.tuitionexchange.org/ and CIC http://www.cic.edu/.

2. Contact TU’s tuition exchange liaison officer, Deb Fowler, 419-448-3370, and complete the TU Application for Benefits

3. View the Tuition Exchange, Inc. website or contact the liaison officer of each institution to for the following information:

  • How many scholarships will be awarded?
  • What percentage of tuition exchange applicants receives a scholarship?
  • What are the criteria used to award scholarships?
  • What is the dollar value of the scholarship (this may not be full tuition)?
  • Is preference given to Early Decision admission?
  • When is the award notification sent out?
  • What are the requirements for renewal?

4. The student should begin the application process for each school.

5. If the student decides not to apply to, or attend, one of the schools please notify the admissions office at the other school and the TU’s liaison officer.

Notification of Scholarship

Notification of scholarship varies from institution to institution. Many schools notify students shortly after admission and others wait until April 1. You should contact the individual school to determine their notification schedule.  Admission to a university does not guarantee awarding of the scholarship.

Notification and Acceptance of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship

Your student will be notified of admission and/or a Tuition Exchange scholarship directly from the awarding institution. The student must accept or reject the offer within the guidelines and deadlines of that institution. We strongly encourage your student to contact every school they applied to as soon as he/she decides which school to accept admission to, especially if your student is awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship at more than one school. Many schools are limited in the number of scholarships they are able to award and your notification to them could be very important to another student. If you have questions, please contact Deb Fowler 419-448-3370 fowlerds@tiffin.edu

Renewing a Tuition Exchange Scholarship

Eligible dependent(s) must be re-certified each year by Tiffin University’s Office of Human Resources and the liaison officer. Print and complete the Application for Benefits Form.

If you still have questions about Tuition Exchange, please check out our Tuition Exchange FAQs.

The Programs…….

TUITION EXCHANGE, Inc. (TE) – link - http://www.tuitionexchange.org/

This program provides the opportunity for dependents of our full-time faculty and staff to apply for competitive scholarships to other member institutions – over 580 colleges and universities.

TE requires a balance between the number of tuition exchange students “exported” from TU to other member colleges with those it “imports” or enrolls.  An imbalance may result in a limited number of export opportunities.  Please see the Tiffin University Personnel Handbook for more information on employee and student eligibility.  Keep in mind that an application approved by TU for export does not guarantee that the potential importing school will award the scholarship.

TUITION EXCHANGE CO-OP (TE Co-Op) click here to view the TE CO-OP list

Tiffin University also belongs to a smaller group within the Tuition Exchange Program.  The TE Co-op is made up of colleges and universities which generally have more exports than imports.  In order to help achieve a balance, these schools can more freely exchange students. In addition, students who may not be able to participate in the full TE, Inc. program, are encouraged to consider the Co-op schools.  Dependents of full-time employees may be approved for participation without considering the parent’s seniority.

CIC Council of Independent Colleges, Tuition Exchange Program. http://www.cic.edu/

While this program does not require a balance between exports and imports, the receiving institution may limit the number of new scholarships to three each year.  Approval of the application on the part of TU does not guarantee that the receiving institution will award the scholarship.  Dependents of full-time employees may be approved for participation without considering the parent’s seniority.