Tuition Exchange Scholarship
Tulane is currently a member of the Tuition Exchange Program (http://www.tuitionexchange.org), a consortium of over 530 colleges and universities that offer scholarships to the dependents of faculty and staff employed at member institutions. As a member of the consortium, Tulane has agreed to maintain a balance between the number of students sponsored by Tulane ("exports") and the number of scholarships awarded to students sponsored by other member institutions enrolling at Tulane ("imports"). Each year Tulane University determines a number of imports to be offered a scholarship by Tulane and the number of Tulane faculty and staff dependents who may be considered as export students from Tulane. Tuition Exchange scholarships are available for undergraduate study only.
It is important to understand that Tuition Exchange Scholarships are competitive and not guaranteed. Students who are sponsored by Tulane are only eligible to compete for Tuition Exchange Scholarships at member institutions, and are not guaranteed either admission to a member institution nor the award of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship even if the student is admitted. It is important to understand that host institutions use their own criteria to determine the winners of Tuition Exchange Scholarships at their institutions and that the host institution determines the value of the scholarships that they award.
EXPORTS (Dependents of Faculty/Staff from Tulane)
IMPORTANT: There are two deadlines that must be met with Tuition Exchange applications. Immediately ascertain the deadlines associated with each institution: in many cases, they are earlier than the deadline set by Tulane. An application must be processed by Tulane as well as the member institution for which application is made. The member institution for which application is made may set the application deadline much earlier (check with the school) than January 15. Export applications for students (dependent children or step-children of Tulane faculty and staff members) applying for initial or continuing sponsorship will be available by October 15 of the academic year before the year for which the scholarship is sought (for example, in October 2012 for a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year). Tuition Exchange Applications must be completed and submitted by January 15 to the Tuition Exchange Officer in the Tulane Financial Aid Office. Announcements regarding Tuition Exchange export sponsorship will be announced as soon as January 31.
Employees of Tulane seeking the Tuition Exchange Program sponsorship for their dependents must:
At Tulane, dependents of qualified faculty and staff enrolling in college as full-time undergraduate level students are eligible to apply for participation in the Tuition Exchange Program. Dependents are defined as the biological, adopted, or stepchild of a qualified employee who is claimed as a dependent on the qualified parent's tax return. Qualified employees include full-time faculty upon employment and full-time staff members after three years of continuous employment.
The number of applicants to be sponsored by Tulane will be determined in late January. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available sponsorships, the selection will be based on the length of service of the eligible parent. (Note: if more than one dependent child of an eligible employee participates in the program, years of service revert to zero when the first dependent is sponsored. Service years for the second dependent are equal to the number of years of service since the first child was sponsored. If two dependents of an eligible employee apply in the same year, years of service may be used for only one of the applicants. If both parents are employed by Tulane and are eligible for this benefit, years of service of one parent may be used for one dependent while the years of service of the other parent may be used for the second dependent child. In the event of ties, a lottery will be used.
All export students to be sponsored by Tulane must notify Tulane University by June 1 of their acceptance of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship at a member institution. A copy of the Tuition Exchange Award notice must be forwarded to the Tulane University Tuition Exchange Officer. Students failing to provide this notice will have their certification withdrawn.
Awards are made for one year only. Export renewal forms for dependents of Tulane employees must be completed each year by January 15 for the following academic year. Continued participation will depend on yearly re-certification for eligibility, on the student's good academic standing at the host institution, and on maintenance of the balance of the exchange.
IMPORTS (Dependents of Faculty/Staff from Member Institutions Other than Tulane)
There are two deadlines that must be met with Tuition Exchange applications: immediately ascertain the deadlines associated with each institution. In many cases, they are earlier than the deadline set by Tulane. An application must be processed by the sponsoring member institution as well as Tulane. The sponsoring member school may set the application deadline much earlier (check with your school) than March 1. Tulane sets the import application deadline as March 1. Import applications must be submitted to Tulane from participating Tuition Exchange institutions by March 1 prior to the academic year for which the scholarship is sought. Applications are available from your member institution.
First-time imports (students applying to Tulane from other participating Tuition Exchange institutions) and renewals for Tuition Exchange must complete and submit applications by March 1 to the Tuition Exchange Officer in Tulane's Financial Aid Office. Awarding of import Tuition Exchange scholarships is competitive. The university awards Tuition Exchange scholarships to import applicants based on admission criteria. First-time import applicants will be notified by mid-March. Tuition Exchange scholarships are awarded to import applicants for undergraduate study only.
Students may not receive a Tuition-Exchange Scholarship in combination with any other Tulane merit scholarship or ROTC scholarship. Students may combine an award with a partial athletic scholarship. Students also may also qualify for need-based aid.
Length of Sponsorship
Dependents are sponsored for one year at a time. Sponsorship may be renewed if the employee maintains eligibility and if the family completes and submits by the specified deadline the required applications for participation. Sponsorship is limited to a maximum of four years or 8 semesters. Students receiving sponsorship after their first year of enrollment will be eligible to receive sponsorship for the customary number of years left in their program.
Awards are made for one year only. Renewal import students must maintain a cumulative 2.300 GPA, maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12 hours) each semester in one of Tulane's full-time divisions (i.e., Newcomb, Paul Tulane, Business, Engineering, Architecture) and continue to be sponsored by the exporting institution to renew Tuition Exchange scholarships at Tulane. Tulane sends out renewal certifications to the exporting institution after review of the student's spring semester grades and enrollment hours.
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