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Tuition Exchange Process & Application Procedure

Eligibility for Full-Time Drexel/DUCOM Faculty and Professional Staff Dependents

To qualify for the Tuition Exchange Program Scholarship award from Drexel University or Drexel University College of Medicine, a student:

  1. must qualify as a dependent (eligible children are children: 1) born to the Drexel/DUCOM employee, 2) adopted by the Drexel/DUCOM employee or 3) that have the Drexel/DUCOM employee as legal guardian prior to the commencement of the academic year) of a current faculty or professional staff member who prior to the first day of classes for the term for which Tuition Exchange benefits are sought, is in a full-time position and has served a minimum of seven years of full-time employment at Drexel/DUCOM; and
  2. must be a first-time entering freshman to an institution that participates in Tuition Exchange; and
  3. must have met the established requirements for admission to the participating Tuition Exchange institution; and
  4. must, once admitted, continue to meet any existing requirements to maintain satisfactory academic progress at the participating Tuition Exchange institution; and
  5. must not have reached his/her 25th birthday.

Application Procedure for Drexel/DUCOM Faculty and Professional Staff Dependents

The receipt of a Tuition Exchange Program award depends on (1) being admitted to the participating Tuition Exchange Program institution, (2) receiving Tuition Exchange Program certification from the Drexel/DUCOM Office of Human Resources, and (3) being selected for a Tuition Exchange Program award by Drexel/DUCOM.

The student must submit an application for admission to the participating Tuition Exchange Program institution of possible attendance. Admission applications must be completed in accordance with each institution’s admission requirements and procedures. This process occurs the fall prior to the student’s anticipated fall semester of enrollment at a participating exchange institution. Visit the Tuition Exchange website for a list of the participating institutions. Each exchange institution determines its Tuition Exchange Program policies and procedures. The Liaison Officers at the exchange institutions will notify the student that their application has been accepted or rejected for a Tuition Exchange Program award.

In order to be certified to receive Tuition Exchange Program certification, the Drexel/DUCOM-employed parent or guardian of the student must submit a Tuition Exchange Program Application to the Drexel/DUCOM Office of the Human Resources. Please note that there is a $35 processing fee, made payable to Drexel University, for each eligible student. In addition, the application and fee must be accompanied by 3 years of tax returns. Financial information may be blacked out if you so choose.  The Tuition Exchange Application is due to to Drexel Human Resources by Monday, November 18, 2013.

Being certified for the Tuition Exchange Program scholarship award does not qualify a student for admission to a participating Tuition Exchange Program institution, nor does admission to a participating Tuition Exchange Program institution qualify a student for a Tuition Exchange Program scholarship award.

If the number of eligible students for the Tuition Exchange Program scholarship award is equal to or less than the certifications available, all students will be approved for Tuition Exchange Program certification. In the event that more eligible students apply for the program than can be accommodated, the length of Drexel/DUCOM service by the eligible employee will be the factor utilized for certification. Eligible employees with the longest full-time service will be certified first to apply for a Tuition Exchange Program scholarship award. If an eligible employee presently has one dependent receiving a Tuition Exchange Program scholarship award, additional eligible dependents will be rank ordered below the last eligible applicant until the sibling’s slot becomes available. In the case of multiple employees applying who have the same service date, ties will be broken by analysis of need and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) must be submitted by the concerned parties. If an applicant prefers not to submit a FAFSA, financial need will be unknown so the applicant will be considered the last applicant on their service date.