Tuition Exchange Program
York College participates in two exchange programs, The Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE, Inc.) and the Council for Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP). York Country Day School also participates in the CIC-TEP. (Note: York College cannot make arrangements with schools that are not a member of either program, for example, Pennsylvania State University.)
Please note that your dependent must apply for admission to the participating school prior to applying for an exchange scholarship. You cannot just randomly shop around for available scholarships.
D17.1.6 Tuition Exchange
York College of Pennsylvania is a member of the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE) program that enables dependent children age 26 or younger (son, stepson, daughter, or stepdaughter of an employee [as defined above in sections D17.1.5.A.3.a, D17.1.5.A.3.b, D17.1.5.A.3.c., and D17.1.5.A.3.d., and in accordance with Internal Revenue Code sections 117(d), 117(d)(2), 132(h), and 153(e)(3)]; to apply for a scholarship covering full tuition or a substantial portion of tuition at another member institution. The scholarship amount is set by TE, Inc. each year. This program is limited by the constraint that York College may not “export” students until it has built up sufficient credits gained by total “imports”. Employees and their spouses are not eligible for this program.
The College is also a member of “The Council of Independent Colleges” Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TE). The CIC-TE program enables dependent children age 26 or younger (son, stepson, daughter, or stepdaughter of an employee [as defined above in sections D17.1.5.A.3.a, D17.1.5.A.3.b, D17.1.5.A.3.c, and D17.1.5.A.3d., and in accordance with Internal Revenue Code sections 117(d), 117(d)(2), 132(h), and 153(e)(3)]; to apply for a scholarship covering full tuition at another member institution. There is no set amount for the scholarship and York College is allowed to export an unlimited number of participants. Employees and their spouses are not eligible for this program.
A. Requirements and Limitations on Participation in TE or CIC-TE
- Dependent children (see above) are eligible to first apply for TE scholarships in the Fall Semester following twenty-four (24) consecutive months of full-time employment for staff and administrative employees, or four (4) consecutive semesters of employment for full-time faculty.
- Dependent children (see above) are eligible to first apply for CIC-TE scholarships upon hire.
- Requests to process a scholarship application must be submitted to the York College Liaison Officer no sooner than the student’s last high school year and no sooner than the submission of an admission application to the importing institution.
- Upon receipt of a scholarship application request, the liaison will verify employee eligibility (see 1 above). If eligible, the liaison will complete a scholarship application and forward it to the desired school(s).
- Receipt of a scholarship is not guaranteed. The importing school(s) will process the scholarship application based on their own criteria and time frame, and notify both the liaison and applicant of the decision when complete.
- Once a student is selected, the tuition remission is a continuing commitment through at least two years and typically four years of higher education. The scholarship must be renewed each year for a maximum period of four years/eight semesters. If credits remain after all new applicants have been processed, the tuition remission may be extended to students in their fifth year of a five-year program (subject to agreement by the importing school).
- In order to attain and maintain eligibility on the Tuition Exchange Program, the student must comply with the admissions and academic standards of the importing institutions.
B. Selection Standards (in order of priority) – The CIC-TE does not limit the number of students we may “export” even if we “import” no students. TE, Inc. may impose limits on the number of “exports” if “import” credits fall short. If such limits are imposed by TE, Inc., the following criteria will be used to determine eligibility:
- Employee seniority by the date of the beginning of the continuous full- time employment period stated in item A.1. above. For balance purposes, dependents of YCP retirees will be eligible for CIC-TEP program.
- Random selection in the event two applicants began employment on the same date.