Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE), is a partnership of approximately 560 colleges and universities offering competitive tuition exchange scholarships. The Tuition Exchange Scholarships are not a guaranteed award. Each member institution is obligated to maintain a balance between students sent on the exchange (exports) and students received on the exchange (imports).
Who is Eligible?
Benefits Eligible University employees with at least 3 years of continuous service eligible to participate in the Santa Clara University tuition exchange program for dependent children. The service requirement must be met within 15 calender days of the close of late registration for the quarter/semester.
What is the Dollar Value of a TE Scholarship?
Most scholarships cover full tuition for four-years (eight semesters) of undergraduate education at the host institution, but not special fees, course overloads or room and board charges. However, for 2013-2014, institutions with tuition costs greater than $31,500 are permitted to award less than their full tuition but not less than $31,500. The minimum value of TE scholarships is set annually by the Tuition Exchange, Inc.'s Board of Directors. Any difference between TE scholarship value and the actual tuition must be paid by the student's family.
How Do I Apply for a TE Scholarship?
After reviewing the list of participating colleges and universities on the TE website, select the institution(s) to which your student has or will apply. All students must seek admission to the institution as a separate process.
- Complete all sections of the online Tuition Exchange Application Form (PDF).
- Print 2 copies of the form.
- Submit 1 copy to the Human Resources Department Service Desk by December 21 of the year preceding your student's anticipated enrollment date. For example, forms for a Fall 2013 enrollment are due December 21, 2012.
- The Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer will send to the parent a copy of the "Scholarship Certification and Application" Form once it has been sent to the participating institution(s) of choice.
Please contact the Human Resources Service Desk at ext. 4392 with any further questions.