Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program
The University participates in three tuition exchange programs: The Catholic College
Cooperative Tuition Exchange, 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 Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE) is comprised of regionally
accredited colleges and universities listed in the current Official Catholic College
Directory. Dependents must be accepted to the college or university of their choice
before applying for the scholarship. For a list of participating colleges and for
more information on this program, please visit the CCCTE website at www.cccte.org.
The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TE) is made up 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 at https://www.cic.edu/member-services/tuition-exchange-program
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 at http://www.tuitionexchange.org.
- 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,
- Eligible Dependents: Dependent children up to age 25 are eligible to participate in
all three programs. Ending Employment or Losing Benefits Eligibility While Enrolled:
The dependent's ability to participate in the program is dependent on the employee
remaining 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 cancelled.
Application, Acceptance & Responsibilities
The annual open application period for the UD Tuition Exchange Program happens every
October. During that time period, UD employees and their eligible dependents can apply
to participate in the program for the following school year.
Acceptance into the CCCTE and 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 UD, and 3) the student's classification
(priority will be given to students with higher classification; i.e., juniors will
be chosen before freshman). If all selection criteria are equal, a lottery system
will be 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
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.
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, and
4) pay any participant fees as established by the respective programs.
Contact the Human Resources Office for more information.