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Tuition Exchange Program

Does your parent or guardian work for a university or other institution? Learn more about the Tuition Exchange Program and see if you qualify to have your tuition costs reduced or waived altogether.

Program Information

Texas Wesleyan University participates in two tuition exchange programs: The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program and The Tuition Exchange Program. Each of these programs allows eligible employees with at least one year of service at the time of application to send their eligible dependents to participating colleges and universities at reduced or waived tuition. Additionally, The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program allows for eligible employees and their spouses to participate as well.

The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TE) consists of participating Council member institutions. The Council is comprised of small to mid-size private liberal arts colleges and universities and other independent higher education institutions. For a listing of participating institutions and for more information on this program, please visit the CIC-TE website.

The Tuition Exchange (TE) has over 600 participating colleges and universities in most of the states in the US, Washington D.C. and a few other countries. For a list of participating colleges and for more information on this program, you can visit the Tuition Exchange website.

Program Eligibility
  • Eligible Employees: All regular, full-time employees with at least one year of service at the time of application are eligible to participate in this program
  • Eligible employees and spouses can participate as a student in the CIC-TE program, only
  • Eligible Dependents: Dependent children up to age 25 are eligible to participate in both programs
  • Ending Employment or Losing Benefits Eligibility While Enrolled will effect the dependent's ability to participate in the program
  • The employee must remain eligible for this program. If the employee terminates employment or loses eligibility to participate in the Tuition Exchange program during the year in which his/her eligible dependent is enrolled in classes, the student will be allowed to complete the semester in which he/she is enrolled at the time. The student, however, will lose the scholarship for any subsequent semesters. If the student has been approved for the scholarship or approved for renewal of the scholarship but the approved year has not begun when the employee terminates employment or loses eligibility, the student's scholarship will be canceled.
Application, Acceptance & Responsibilities

Application Period

The annual open application period for the Texas Wesleyan Tuition Exchange Program happens every November. During that time period, Texas Wesleyan employees and their eligible dependents can apply to participate in the program for the following school year.

Program Acceptance

Acceptance into the TE programs is based on space availability and selection criteria. When space is limited, scholarship program participants will be selected based on the following priorities:

  1. Whether another dependent of the employee has used the scholarship
  2. Employee years of service at Texas Wesleyan
  3. The student's classification (priority is given to students with higher classification; i.e., juniors will be chosen before freshman). If all selection criteria are equal, a lottery system is used

There are no space restrictions for the CIC-TE program.

All scholarships are subject to acceptance of the enrolling institution. Awards are competitive and are made based on that institution's admission and tuition exchange program standards.


The Tuition Exchange (TE) Liaison will apply for the scholarships on behalf of the participant to the colleges of interest and will re-certify the student annually during the lifetime of the scholarship provided that the employee remains eligible. The employee can also apply directly online at Tuition Exchange. Once the family applies directly online with TE, the employee and family will receive an email (so be sure to have a valid email address) with all the information provided. TE will notify all the home institution and exporting institution.

It is the responsibility of the recipient to:

  1. Apply for general admission before the established deadline of the participating college
  2. Inform the TE Liaison if they decline the scholarship or if they choose not to apply to any college previously indicated
  3. Inform the TE Liaison of continuing enrollment each academic year
  4. Pay any participant fees as established by the respective programs