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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-six Jesuit universities participate in the FACHEX program (Georgetown University is the only U.S. AJCU school not participating).
What is Tuition Exchange?
Tuition Exchange is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the child 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE: Marquette does NOT use the Online EZ-App for TEP. Certification of eligibility is to be requested using the forms linked above. These forms are NOT fill-in and do not save/print properly if completed in pdf format. Please PRINT the form and then complete and forward as either a scanned document or return in hard copy.
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
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?
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:
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.
Important Dates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year (students applying for Fall 2021 Admission)
December 1, 2020: 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 Office of the Provost by this date. Students will not be considered for FACHEX/TEP awards at another institution without this certification.
December 1, 2020: Priority application date for admission to Marquette University.
January 15, 2021: Marquette University must receive certification of eligibility from the home institution for students applying for FACHEX or TEP at Marquette University.
Mid-March, 2021: Award 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.