Lesley University is a participating partner in The Tuition Exchange (TE) program and the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP), offering dependents of eligible Lesley employees (including adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment) the opportunity to apply for scholarships at more than 550 and 300 colleges and universities respectively.
Employees must maintain uninterrupted full-time service for the full duration of the TE or CIC-TEP scholarships. Applicants for the TE and CIC-TEP scholarships must meet the admissions criteria for the institution to which they apply. Here is summary of the features and eligibility criteria for each program.
- Faculty, administrators and support staff who are full-time Lesley employees for one full year as of September 1 or benefits-eligible part-time employees with 10 or more years of service, or an adjunct faculty with a two-year appointment, are eligible to apply for a CIC-TEP scholarship on behalf of their dependent child.
- TE and CIC scholarships are limited to one dependent child in an employee's family.
- If an employee has had one dependent complete the program, a second dependent may not participate in the program unless there is an open slot after all other applicants have been considered.
Changes in Employment Status
In case of termination of employment or change in employment status (i.e. change from full-time to part-time), the scholarship will continue through the end of the semester in which the event occurs. If the event occurs before the start of the academic year, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
The Tuition Exchange (TE)
The number of scholarships awarded to Lesley applicants wishing to attend other schools must remain in relative balance to the number of TE scholarships being awarded by Lesley from year-to-year. This number is determined and reported on a yearly basis. The actual scholarship is awarded by the TE institution where the dependent child is accepted.
What the Scholarship Covers
Scholarships cover full tuition, one-half tuition for a non-resident at a public institution or a rate set by The Tuition Exchange. They do not cover special fees, course overloads, or room and board charges. Some colleges with lower tuition increase the monetary value of the scholarship by covering other expenses, such as room and/or board in their awards.
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TE scholarships may be awarded for full-time study as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student to an undergraduate degree program at a member college or university.
Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)
Each participating institution in CIC-TEP agrees to award a limited number of scholarships to students from other CIC-TEP colleges, assuming they meet admissions requirements, without regard to the number of students it exports. The actual scholarship is awarded by the CIC-TEP institution where the eligible student is accepted.
What the Scholarship Covers
All CIC-TEP participants receive a full tuition remission benefit for each eligible student. The awarding institution may use the student's Pell and state scholarship to offset the tuition "write-off." In addition to the CIC-TEP benefit, students may apply through the financial aid office of the host institution for additional assistance to meet the cost of room, board, and other associated expenses.
CIC-TEP Scholarships may be awarded for full-time study as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or transfer student to an undergraduate degree program at a member college or university. Some schools in the CIC-TEP offer an opportunity for study on a part-time basis, graduate programs, and study-abroad. This decision is up to the host institution.
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- By October 31: All TE and/or CIC-TEP scholarship applications due from employees to the Lesley Liaison Officer, who confirms employee eligibility.
- By November 15: The Lesley University Liaison Officer sends all scholarship applications to the schools where dependent is applying.
- By Spring: The Liaison Officer at the institutions where the dependent applies notifies the applicant of acceptance or rejection.
- By May 15: The employee notifies the Lesley University Liaison Officer and the host institution if their dependent wishes to accept any scholarships.
By January 15: If dependent has received a TE or CIC-TEP scholarship, eligibility must be re-certified each year. Contact the Lesley University Liaison Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.