Guidelines for Participation
The Tuition Exchange Inc. (TE) facilitates a national scholarship exchange program that includes more than 600 colleges and universities located in 47 states, the District of Columbia and several other countries. Members include public as well as private institutions, research and doctoral universities, liberal arts colleges, and comprehensive institutions. View a complete list of member institutions. Applicants for Tuition Exchange should not apply under the Early Decision deadline.
Each institution affiliated with TE sets its own standards for admission, determines the number of TE scholarships to be offered, and oversees the process by which eligible dependents are selected for participation. Each institution must maintain a reasonable balance between “imports” (students attending the institution as part of the TE program) and “exports” (eligible dependents enrolled at another institution as part of the TE program). Students must apply for admission to the partner institution of their choice, indicating that they are doing so as part of the TE program. Each institution sets its own standards and determines how many TE scholarships will be offered.
The following guidelines are applicable to students who wish to attend Elon University as tuition exchange scholarship students (imports):
Undergraduate Education—TE scholarships are for tuition expenses only for students who are enrolled full time in undergraduate education at Elon University. Qualified applicants must be first-time, first-year students as defined by Elon University. Transfer students, currently enrolled students, graduate students, non-degree seeking (special) students, and students seeking a second undergraduate degree will not be eligible for TE scholarships. TE scholarship funds are for the fall and spring semesters only.
Certificate of Eligibility for Tuition Exchange Scholarships
All students wishing to be considered as Tuition Exchange imports must be certified as eligible exports by their host institutions.
Scholarships will be given to students who are making initial application to Elon University.
First-year applicants—To receive consideration as a first-year TE scholarship recipient, an applicant must submit the first-year application by January 10. Tuition Exchange Scholarships are not offered to students who apply for admission under the Early Decision program. Qualified applicants will be notified of their TE scholarship status no later than March 20. Students who are admitted to Elon but not designated as a TE scholarship recipient will be placed on a TE Wait List and notified immediately of any change in their scholarship status. The first-year application is used to award the scholarship. Decisions are based on academic profile and other distinguishing characteristics. Each year, Elon receives approximately 100 applications for Tuition Exchange consideration and will award three scholarships to incoming first-year students.
Admitted students are required to submit a non-refundable $500 confirmation deposit to secure a place in the class. This deposit must be postmarked on or before May 1.
Additional Merit and Scholarship Awards
- TE scholarship recipients are eligible for other Elon University merit or performance-based scholarship awards; however, no combination of tuition exchange and merit awards may exceed the cost of tuition.
- TE scholarship recipients may use external scholarships to meet the cost of attendance at Elon. If the total of the awards (including the TE scholarship) exceeds the cost of attendance, the tuition exchange amount will be reduced.
- Applicants who may be awarded a full ROTC scholarship must choose whether to accept the ROTC funding or the TE scholarship.
- TE scholarship funds may be applied to fall and spring study abroad programs as long as Elon University is charging the tuition.
- TE scholarship recipients who participate in other university programs that award study abroad grants are eligible for these grants.
Continuing TE Students must remain in good standing at Elon University in order to retain the TE scholarship.
- If a student takes a medical withdrawal, his or her TE scholarship will remain available for the subsequent year. If not reinstated during that year, it will be permanently forfeited.
- If a student leaves or is dismissed from Elon for any reason other than medical withdrawal, the TE scholarship will be forfeited.
The following guidelines are applicable to Elon University employees who wish to participate in the program (exports):
The Tuition Exchange program is open to the dependents of all full-time faculty and staff who have completed two or more years (24-months) of full-time service to Elon University by September 1 of the academic year for which they are applying. Dependent is defined as any dependent unmarried child, including adopted children and stepchildren, who has not earned an undergraduate degree.
TE scholarships are intended for undergraduate education only and will not be awarded for graduate study, non-degree study, or a second undergraduate degree. TE scholarships will not exceed a maximum of 8 semesters per eligible applicant and are renewable each year. Applications are not limited to dependents seeking initial admission to college. An eligible employee may submit an application for a dependent who is currently enrolled at a TE institution but is not presently benefiting from the TE program, or who is currently enrolled at Elon and wishes to attend a TE institution, or who is currently enrolled at another (non-TE) institution and wishes to attend a TE institution. In all instances, the TE institution must accept the dependent as a TE scholar. Offer of a scholarship by the importing institution is not guaranteed. Decisions concerning participation in the TE program will be made by an internal university committee.
These are the participating tuition exchange institutions.
Eligible Family Member
Any dependent unmarried child, including adopted children and stepchildren, who have not earned an undergraduate degree (reference faculty handbook or staff manual for further explanation)
TE scholarships are for undergraduate education only and will not be awarded for graduate study, non-degree study, or a second undergraduate degree.
TE scholarships will not exceed a maximum of 8 semesters per eligible applicant and are renewable each year. Current recipients have priority over new applicants. Recipients must remain in good standing (not on probation or suspension) at all times with the institutions that they are attending in order to retain the scholarships.
Employees may access the application for Tuition Exchange here. The form will ask for information about the student and the schools to which they wish to apply for a Tuition Exchange scholarship. The Tuition Exchange Liaison in the Elon University Office of Financial Aid is notified of the application and then confirms eligibility with Human Resources. If eligible, the application is then transmitted to all the schools for which the prospective student has interest. It is the responsibility of the employee to complete the application to meet the deadlines imposed by the host schools. Each school may set its own application deadline and information is available at tuitionexchange.org. Applications are not limited to dependents seeking initial admission to college. Application for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship is not an application for admission. The student must still go through the normal application for admission process for admission. Notice of acceptance to a school will often come well before the scholarship decisions are released.
An eligible employee may submit an application for a dependent who is currently enrolled at a TE institution but is not presently benefiting from the TE program, or who is currently enrolled at Elon and wishes to attend a TE institution, or who is currently enrolled at another (non-TE) institution and wishes to attend a TE institution. In these instances, the TE institution must accept the dependent as a TE scholar. Acceptance is not guaranteed.
Continuing TE Students must remain in good standing at the institutions they are attending.
If a student takes a medical withdrawal, his or her TE scholarship will remain available for the subsequent year providing that the institution he or she is attending agrees to allow the student to return on a TE scholarship. If a student leaves school for any other reason, the TE scholarship will be forfeited.
The provisions of this Tuition Exchange policy take precedence over any other program policies or provisions that may apply to a Tuition Exchange student.