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Tuition Exchange Inc. Program
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Tuition Exchange Inc. Program

Columbia College Chicago is a participant in the TE program. The Tuition Exchange (TE) provides a reciprocal scholarship exchange program for eligible dependents of full-time faculty and staff among its members of over 586 colleges and universities located in 46 states and the United Kingdom. The majority of participating colleges offer only full-time remission for undergraduate degrees.  For more information regarding the TE program visit www.tuitionexchange.org.

General Information:

  • TE scholarships are highly competitive, four-year awards
  • Not all applications are approved upon submission they are subject to a review by the scholarship committee
  • TE applications are accepted between September 1st and January 15th for the following academic year
  • Each year three students are awarded a TE scholarship in the amount of full undergraduate tuition
  • Scholarships are generally renewable each year for a total of eight consecutive regular semesters
  • If your institution is also a member of the CIC-TEP we recommend that you also pursue a CIC scholarship if possible 
  • You must notify your liaison officer that you accepted the TE scholarship at Columbia, your enrollment status, and report the status of your enrollment each academic year of the scholarship
  • Your liaison officer will submit a Re-certification Form to Columbia on an annual basis
  • If you decide to withdraw or transfer to another institution you must notify your liaison officer and Columbia

The Columbia College deadline for receiving 2014-15 TE Scholarship applications is January 15, 2014. Note: Be sure to complete the application with enough time for your school’s Liaison Officer to submit it to Columbia College by the January 15, 2014 deadline.

Eligibility:

To compete in the TE program, students must:

  • Be an eligible faculty, staff, or dependent of other TE participating institution
  • Have a completed admissions application file that is received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by January 15, 2014
  • A complete admissions file includes: the undergraduate admissions application, one letter of recommendation, and an official transcript(s). For details, visit How To Apply. 
  • Please note: it is not necessary to have been accepted to the college before applying for this scholarship
  • Have a completed Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file soon after January 1, 2014. For information on how to complete the FAFSA, visit How to Apply for Financial Aid on the Student Financial Services website.

How to Apply:

Only complete TE applications submitted by the January 15, 2014 deadline will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.

  • Contact the TE Liaison Officer at your institution
  • Submit your completed application to the Liaison Officer at your institution, who will in turn submit to Columbia College
  • Note: Be sure to complete the application with enough time for your Liaison Officer to submit it to Columbia College by January 15, 2014
  • Your Liaison Officer will complete the TE online application

Remember:  Your completed admissions application file must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by January 15, 2014. A complete admissions file includes:  the undergraduate admissions application, one letter of recommendation, and your official transcript(s). For details, visit How To Apply.  Please note: it is not necessary to have been accepted to the college before applying for this scholarship. 

Notification:

All applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s decision by mail by February 14, 2014. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee’s decisions.

Scholarship Terms:

  • Applications for the TE Scholarship must be received by the TE Liaison at Columbia College Chicago by January 15, 2014
  • The scholarship amount will be the amount that represents the difference between Columbia College Chicago’s tuition and any federal, state, or other sources of grants for which you qualify
  • The TE Scholarship can be applied toward tuition only
  • Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Students who interrupt their enrollment or enroll less than full-time will forfeit any remaining scholarship funds
  • Recipients are NOT eligible for other Columbia College scholarship programs
  • Students must apply for FAFSA annually by February 14 of each year they intend to use the award
  • The rules governing other sources of financial aid (federal, state, institutional, and other grants) will apply

If you are a full-time employee at Columbia College Chicago and you, or your eligible dependent, would like to apply for a TE scholarship at a participating institution review TE Scholarship Award Process, Columbia's Tuition Exchange Program Summary and submit a Tuition Exchange Program Applicationto the Office of Human Resources.

For questions regarding the TE program, contact:

Gabina Mora
TE Liaison Officer
312.369.7468
gmora@colum.edu