Tuition Exchange Benefits

Tuition Exchange is a reciprocal scholarship program, which finances college tuition for dependent children of faculty and staff employed at participating institutions.  There are currently 667 private and public, not for profit, participating institutions in the Tuition Exchange Program. On average, 10 schools join the program each year.  A complete list of participating schools in the Tuition Exchange Program is available on the Tuition Exchange web site at

Dependent children of the following groups of full-time employees are eligible for Tuition Exchange:

Faculty and Administrative Staff on Regular appointments

SEIU members

CSEA members

Confidential/Executive Secretaries

PCPSOA member


Note: Dependent Children of Visiting faculty are not eligible for this benefit.

Dependent children must meet IRS dependent guidelines.  Please see the IRS website at for specific guidelines.

Certification for eligibility is made on the TE website at by completing the TE-EZ Online Application. Acceptance and awards are determined solely by the host college.  Please be mindful of the fact that at some schools, TE scholarships are competitive and certification does not guarantee a scholarship offer.

This summary is meant to be a general guide of the Tuition Exchange Benefits. The University has the right to change, modify or discontinue this policy at any time at its discretion.