Tuition Exchange Programs (FAQ)
Frequently Asked Questions for the Tuition Exchange Program
Are all Lewis University employees eligible to participate in the
tuition exchange programs?
(HR policy #3.1030) All Regular full time personnel who are eligible
for 100% benefits as stated in policy #3.1020 are eligible to participate
at the undergraduate level only for their dependent children in tuition
exchange programs in which the University is a member.
Are these tuition exchange programs extended to retired faculty?
(Tuition Exchange HR policy #3.1030) Refers to HR policy #3.1020, retired
faculty and staff are eligible for tuition benefits and tuition exchange
benefits as outlined in the policy. Therefore, retired faculty would
have the tuition exchange benefits for undergraduate dependents who
While Lewis University has an October 1 deadline, do the other schools
participating also have deadlines and how do I find that out?
Lewis University is involved in three tuition exchange programs.
Each program has a set of rules and regulations governing the
University has two deadlines. One deadline only applies to internal
employees to determine that they would like to export a dependent
and participate in the program. Lewis University uses October
1st for this
internal deadline. Remember that it is necessary to have an internal
deadline in order to determine which students have the seniority
to be selected to go out on the TE INC Program. Lewis University
export applicants after the deadline, but the deadline is used
to determine seniority. Therefore, if someone does not meet the
deadline, they would
possibly forfeit the seniority factor but in some cases, they
could still utilize the program, it would depend on the how many
in that given year and which program they are using. The University
deadline is different than the Tuition Exchange Program deadline.
Each University sets a deadline in order to process the exchange
in a timely fashion. Other institutions have deadlines for the
internal process that would only affect the employees of that
University set the deadline to October 1 in order to help the
exporting student have a greater chance for acceptance in the
program at participating
institutions. The application process requires the deadline is
met at the other participating institutions. By setting the deadline
we allow for time to meet the other participating institutions’ deadlines
(which can be determined by either the TE website or by contacting
the institution) and increases ability to utilize the program.
for the tuition exchange programs differ at the participating
institutions. Lewis University has a rolling deadline for imports
which means there
are no limits of imports by a deadline date. Other institutions
have different experiences with the number of imports they receive.
may have 100 applicants for the three spots on the program. The
TE INC program is trying to unify the exchange program deadlines.
A general rule of thumb for institutional deadlines is April. Over 250
schools have April as a deadline month.
When will I know if I qualify for the tuition exchange program
at Lewis University? First, you must meet the criteria set forth
in the Lewis University policy #3.1030 for eligibility. The application
must be completed for general admission at the participating institution.
The CCCTE or CIC-TEP application can immediately be sent for review
to apply for the scholarship at the participating Tuition Exchange
Institution. There is no limit on the number of exports Lewis University
these two programs. For the TE INC, any time after October 1,
a decision can be made as to who is eligible to be exported. The participating
institution can accept the application but will not be able to
a decision until the acceptance letter is received and they have
made the scholarship selections. Each participating institution has
different criteria for selecting the imported students to its program.
the scholarship recipients as the decision is made.
Do I have to apply each year for the four years my child attends
You will need to meet the following criteria for continuation in the
- You must apply for recertification with the Office of Human
Resources usually by October 1st and
- Meet the Academic progress requirements
for the importing institution. Institutions will renew the scholarship
for a maximum total of 8 semesters. Summer classes and study abroad
are not included.
Can my child transfer from Lewis University to one of the participating
Yes, your dependent is eligible to transfer to a participating institution
after attending Lewis University. However, each participating institution
has set its policy for imports and some institutions have determined
that they do not accept 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students into the program.
If the institution does accept transferred students, the application
process would be determined by your ability to meet the deadline of
the importing institution. Remember that the application and transcripts
must be sent the prior year, so the exported student must plan ahead
to be considered for this scholarship and meet the deadlines for that