ACADEMIC POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

 

FACHEX and Tuition Exchange at Marquette University

FACHEX and Tuition Exchange are undergraduate tuition remission options that allow dependents eligible for tuition benefits at Marquette to apply for the same benefits at participating Jesuit (through FACHEX) or other (through Tuition Exchange) host institutions.

Marquette's FACHEX and Tuition Exchange liaison is Debra Reeder in the Office of the Provost. Questions about the programs can be directed to her attention. Tara Mullarkey, Undergraduate Admissions, can assist with questions for students applying to Marquette.

 

Overview of the FACHEX and Tuition Exchange (TEP) Programs

FACHEX and TEP are undergraduate tuition remission options that allow employees who have a tuition remission benefit for their children at their home institution to apply to receive consideration for the same benefit at participating colleges and universities, should the student meet the hosting institution's requirements for FACHEX and TEP applicants, and there is space available. It is important to realize that FACHEX and TEP awards tend to be extremely limited in number and highly competitive in terms of selectivity. Therefore, there are NO guarantees to the children of any given faculty or staff member that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX or TEP benefit at the institution of their choice.

What is FACHEX?

Established by the Conference of Academic Vice Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in 1971, FACHEX is an acronym for Faculty and Staff Children Exchange. Twenty-seven Jesuit universities participate in the FACHEX program (Georgetown University is the only AJCU school not participating)..

What is Tuition Exchange?

Tuition Exchange is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all Tuition Exchange member schools. Membership currently includes more than 660 institutions, ranging in size from 250 to 50,000 students and representing 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and several other countries.

Tuition Exchange Member Institutions
Links to the list of Tuition Exchange member institutions.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements are determined by the home institution.  The general principle is, if the home institution grants a tuition remission benefit to the child of a faculty or staff member, then the child is eligible to apply for a possible FACHEX or TEP award at the participating institution(s) of their choice, by being certified as FACHEX/TEP eligible by their home institution.  Each institution sets their own rules about how students are selected for a FACHEX/TEP award, and it is the student's responsibility to research what is required and follow any applicable deadlines/policies.  Participating schools use academic achievement as one of several determining factors in FACHEX/TEP award selection, and most will only consider incoming first-year applicants. FACHEX/TEP awards are NOT transferrable between participating institutions.

At Marquette University, an employee must have completed at least five years of continuous full-time regular service to be considered eligible to apply for FACHEX/TEP at other participating institutions.

Benefits

FACHEX:

  • if granted, covers 4 years of continuous full-time undergraduate study during the traditional fall and spring semesters.  It is not available for part-time study, graduate study, summer study, nor individual course remuneration.
  • if granted, is a full tuition award and covers tuition only. Any additional expenses incurred by the student such as room, board, university fees, travel related expenses, or books are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student's family.

TUITION EXCHANGE:

  • if granted, covers 4 years of continuous full-time undergraduate study during the traditional fall and spring semesters.  It is not available for part-time study, graduate study, summer study, nor individual course remuneration.
  • if granted, covers either full tuition or a set amount for 2019-2020 of $37,000. The decision to use full tuition or the set amount is made individually by each participating institution. Any additional expenses incurred by the student such as room, board, university fees, travel related expenses, or books are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student's family, unless otherwise determined by the specific institution.

Availability

Each participating institution determines the number of FACHEX/TEP awards it will grant to incoming students each year, as well as the selection procedure at that institution.  Generally, these positions are extremely limited in number, hence highly competitive.  As stated above, there are no guarantees to the children of any given faculty or staff member that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX/TEP benefit at the institution of their choice. As both FACHEX and TEP are exchange programs, participating institutions are required to maintain a balance of imported and exported students, which results in the number of awards available changing from year to year.

 

Note:

The home institution is the institution where the eligible family member is employed; students are exported from the home institution.

The host institution is the insitution where the dependent wishes to attend; students are imported to the host institution.

 

FACHEX and TEP Guidelines for Marquette University Faculty and Staff

Eligibility guidelines for current Marquette employees, and information on how to apply through the Office of the Provost for FACHEX consideration at a participating Jesuit university and/or TEP consideration at Tuition Exchange member institutions.

 

Parent Request for Certification (FACHEX)

Parent Request for Certification (TEP)

NOTE: Marquette does NOT use the Online EZ-App for TEP. Certification of elibility is to be requested using the forms linked above.

For use by Marquette employees to request certification of eligibility for FACHEX or TEP benefit.  This form is to be submitted to the Office of the Provost no later than December 1 of the student’s senior year in high school.

 

Certification and Participation Fees

FACHEX:

  • There are no certification or participation fees associated with the FACHEX program at Marquette University.

TUITION EXCHANGE:

  • Requests for certification of eligibility of Marquette dependents to TEP schools will be charged an administrative fee of $25 per school for the first 10 schools and $35 per school thereafter. Those fees are payable to Marquette University and must accompany the Request for Certification when submitted to the Office of the Provost.
  • When a Marquette dependent accepts a TEP award, there is a $40 annual fee assessed. The first of these will be payable to Marquette University (Office of the Provost) at the beginning of the first fall semester when it is confirmed that the student has enrolled. In subsequent years, the fee will be payable to Marquette at the time recertification of eligibility is processed (usually in the late spring or early summer).

 

FACHEX and TEP Program Information for Employees of Other Universities (Incoming Students)

Information on how to apply and seek consideration for a FACHEX or TEP award at Marquette University.

Interested in learning more about and applying to Marquette University?

Visit Undergraduate Admissions!

 

Directory of FACHEX Coordinators
Links to the Jesuit universities participating in the FACHEX program, with contact information for FACHEX coordinators at each university.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Marquette University is a participant in two different tuition exchange programs -- FACHEX and Tuition Exchange (TEP). Policies, procedures, and benefits are handled by Marquette in generally the same manner for both programs. In the interests of space, responses in this FAQs are applicable to both FACHEX and TEP, except where otherwise noted.

The following are answers to some of the more common questions posed about the FACHEX and TEP programs. There are three sections of FAQs:

  1. General information for both incoming and outgoing students.
  2. Information for current Marquette employees who are applying to have their child considered for FACHEX or TEP at another participating university.
  3. Information for employees of other participating universities who are applying to have their child considered for FACHEX or TEP at Marquette University.

While this list addresses questions we receive most often, it may not address YOUR question. The FACHEX or TEP coordinator at your home institution is often the best source for information regarding the program or for items not referenced in these FAQs.

Debra Reeder, Office of the Provost, is the outbound FACHEX/TEP coordinator for Marquette University. Tara Mullarkey, Undergraduate Admissions, is the contact for inbound FACHEX/TEP students.

 

Important Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Dec. 1, 2018: Deadline for FACHEX orTEP eligible students to request benefit eligibility certification.

Marquette employees must complete the appropriate Parent Request for Certification form, FACHEX and/or TEP, and return it to the Officew of the Provost by this date. Students will not be considered for FACHEX/TEP awards without this certification.

Dec. 1, 2018Application deadline for admission to Marquette University.

Mid-March, 2019Award notification will begin for students who applied for FACHEX or TEP at Marquette University.

Notifications begin in mid-March and continue until available FACHEX and TEP awards have been accepted.