The University participates in two tuition exchange programs that allow 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. These two programs are the Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange and the Tuition Exchange Program.
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 Tuition Exchange (TE) has over 600 participating colleges and universities located in 47 states, Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom. For a list of participating colleges and for more information on this program, you can visit the Tuition Exchange at www.tuitionexchange.net.
The annual open application period for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship 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 either program 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. 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 program standards.
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.