Beginning in the fall semester, La Salle University will accept applications for the Tuition Exchange Program for the following academic year.
Eligible faculty, administrators and staff at La Salle University may apply for tuition exchange scholarships for their eligible, dependent child/children consistent with the policies and procedures of Tuition Exchange, Inc., and La Salle University.
What is Tuition Exchange?
Tuition Exchange is a competitive scholarship program to which dependents of eligible La Salle University employees may apply. It involves a non-profit consortium of more than 400 colleges and universities. Normally, these scholarships cover either a portion or full tuition for the term of the award, and must be re-certified each academic year for up to four years or eight semesters. Tuition Exchange does not typically cover room and board or other non-tuition related fees and expenses. Since the program is competitive and the number of awards offered by participating institutions is limited, applicants are not guaranteed an award at any institution.
Who can apply for Tuition Exchange?
Eligible dependents are children of La Salle University employees who have been employed full-time for a minimum of five years at the University. Previous full-time employment at another college or university may be applied toward the five year waiting period.
Dependent children are defined by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service for the tax year immediately precedent to the academic year. The dependent student cannot already possess a baccalaureate degree.
In the event that La Salle University is forced to limit the number of students it may export within the Tuition Exchange Program, the following eligibility criteria will be used:
- Current Participants: Full-time employees with dependents who are currently participating in the Tuition Exchange Program and have either not graduated or have not yet received eight semesters of Tuition Exchange Scholarship.
- Prospective Participants: Full-time employees with five or more years of service to La Salle University with dependents, regardless of previous participation in the Tuition Exchange Program. Within this category, export positions would be made available to eligible participants according to greatest seniority (seniority defined as years of full-time employment at La Salle University).
How do I apply for a Tuition Exchange Scholarship at another school?
Dependents of faculty/staff members who wish to attend another institution through the Tuition Exchange Program must complete the Tuition Exchange Application and the Employee Verification Form which are available on the Financial Aid website. These forms should be sent to Human Resources along with your latest federal income tax form so that they can verify the student’s eligibility.
First time applicants should complete this process no later than November 1 of the year prior to their prospective enrollment. Employees will need to file an Employee Verification Form for each academic year in order for the scholarship to be renewed.
Does filing an application guarantee a Tuition Exchange Scholarship?
No, Tuition Exchange is a competitive scholarship. Each school determines the number of scholarships it offers and the criteria by which recipients are chosen. Once a student receives the scholarship, it can be renewed for a total of eight semesters or until the student receives a baccalaureate degree pending the student meets the requirements established by the school they are attending.
What does the Tuition Exchange Scholarship cover?
The Tuition Exchange Program requires colleges to offer full tuition or a minimum scholarship, whichever is the lesser. Details on specific schools can be found on the Tuition Exchange website.
How can I find out which college participate?
The Tuition Exchange website lists all participating institutions.
Is there a limit to the number of college to which I can apply?
No. Students can apply for as many colleges or universities as they choose. However, they should only apply for Tuition Exchange at institutions to which they plan to apply for admission.
Is there a deadline to apply?
For optimum consideration, first time applicants should submit the Employee Verification Form and Tuition Exchange Application by November 1 of the year prior to their prospective enrollment. Continuing students in the Tuition Exchange program should file the Tuition Exchange Application for the next year by January 1.
When will I know if I have received the scholarship?
The liaison officers at the institutions at which you apply will notify you that your application has been accepted or rejected. If you are admitted by an institution, but have had no response to your application by April 1, contact the liaison officer at La Salle University at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will inquire about the status of your application.
How will I know how much the scholarship covers?
The notification of your acceptance specifies your scholarship’s value. Be sure you understand any other charges for which you may be responsible, as well as any requirements you must meet in order to maintain your scholarship through graduation.
Once I receive a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, do I have to do anything else?
Yes. You must meet the requirements established by the school you are attending, as well as reapply each academic year for the benefit. This will entail filing an Employee Verification form each academic year. You also must notify the liaison officer at La Salle and at the school you are attending if you withdraw, transfer to another institution, or do not participate in Tuition Exchange for any reason. The individual schools must maintain a record of the total number of semesters our students receive the scholarship.
Selection Policy and Procedures for Tuition Exchange Imports
Selection of tuition exchange recipients is not automatic. The selection is competitive and is conducted by the La Salle University Tuition Exchange Committee. All newly accepted applicants who have been certified by their home institution will be considered for expected openings that exist after continuing students have been reviewed. Notifications will be mailed to each applicant informing them of the committee’s decision. Accepted candidates must submit their acceptance deposit by May 1. After May 1, the committee will determine if any additional offers can be made and will notify any selected candidates.
Awarding Policy and Procedures for Tuition Exchange Imports
The awarding policy and procedures for tuition exchange awardees mirrors the general policy and procedures of our own dependent tuition program with some exceptions. A review is as follows:
- Students must be enrolled as full-time students beginning the fall term after the award is made.
- Awards are only for La Salle University courses and cannot be used for any study abroad or domestic exchange programs. Students participating in any non-approved coursework will be eligible for consideration of University merit and need-based assistance in accordance with our general policy.
- Awards will continue for each year of eligibility provided the awardee’s home institution continues to certify eligibility for participation in the Tuition Exchange program.
- If, for any reason, the student no longer qualifies for tuition exchange, they will be given consideration for University merit and need-based assistance in accordance with general policy.
- All previously awarded La Salle University scholarships and grants will be canceled upon receipt of the Tuition Exchange benefit, and no future institutionally controlled financial assistance will be awarded for any semester that is covered by Tuition Exchange.