UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-03-01
CATEGORY: STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION: Financial Aid
SUBJECT: Tuition Exchange Scholarship Fund
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 8, 2006 Revised
This policy establishes the University's participation in the Tuition Exchange Scholarship
Program, administered by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and available to
the dependent children of regular full- time University employees. It includes the terms
of the scholarships and the criteria for determining eligibility to participate in the
Effective with the 1990-91 academic year, the University will become an active
participant in the Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program. Member institutions of the
Tuition Exchange Program may send dependent children of employees, if the
dependent child is awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, to any other school
participating in the program at a significant tuition reduction or at no tuition charge. The
dependent children of regular full-time University employees with at least one year of
service are eligible to apply.
The number of dependent children eligible to participate in the Tuition Exchange
Scholarship program is limited by the number of scholarships available at member
The dependent child must be admitted to the host institution to be eligible for Tuition
Exchange Scholarship consideration. Member institutions apply their own admissions
standards and are free to choose among applicants. The placement of applicants is
not guaranteed. Host
institutions also have the right to terminate Tuition Exchange
Scholarships if students do not meet clearly articulated standards of academic
performance or personal conduct.
Only the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer at the sponsor institution can certify eligibility
to participate in the program. Only the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer at the host
institution can offer a Tuition
University of Pittsburgh as the Sponsoring Institution
Application for scholarship through the Tuition Exchange Program is open only
to freshmen dependent children of regular full-time employees with at least one
year of full-time service. The deadline for submitting an application for a Tuition
Exchange Scholarship is April 1 for the
subsequent Fall Term.
- Where participation is limited, selection will be made based on the parent's length
of full-time service defined by the date(s) of full-time hire in the Office of Human
Resources or Faculty Records. Preference will be given to first time participants.
- The Tuition Exchange Committee will apply additional limitations, as necessary.
A tuition exchange scholarship generally covers eight academic terms. However, if the
University fails to enroll an appropriate number of Tuition Exchange students, eligibility
may be limited to less than eight terms. The University has the right to limit eligibility to
eight terms, and eligibility must be recertified each academic year.
- Renewal of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship is contingent upon the student
maintaining the required standards of academic performance and the employee
maintaining eligibility. The conditions established by University policies 02-07-02
and 07-11-02, Effect of Separation on Eligibility for Scholarship Benefits, are
to Tuition Exchange.
The tuition exchange scholarship may cover full-tuition at the host institution, but not
room, board, or special fees. However, institutions with tuitions greater than $9,900 are
permitted to award less than full tuition. In such cases, the value of the 1990-91
scholarship will not be
less than $9,900. (This figure may be adjusted annually.)
Within the context of the Tuition Exchange Program, the following two requirements for
dependency must be met:
- The student must be a natural, adopted, or step child of the employee, and
- The student must be listed as a dependent on the employee's 1040 U.S. Individual
Income Tax Return for the most recent complete tax
The University may require documentation to verify dependency status.
University of Pittsburgh as the Host Institution
The tuition exchange scholarship covers only tuition at the University of Pittsburgh, not
room, board, or special fees such as health, activity, and
network service fees.
Applicants must be admitted to the University of Pittsburgh and certified as eligible for
a Tuition Exchange scholarship by the Tuition Liaison Officer at their sponsoring
When the number of applicants exceed the number of available scholarships, the
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will rank candidates according to academic
Tuition costs will be charged to a University account established by the Comptroller's
Tuition Exchange is managed by members of the academic community and is
responsible for the promotion and recording of exchange scholarships, distribution of
membership lists, and the development and implementation of program controls. The
University, as a member institution of Tuition Exchange, will abide by the policies and
procedures established by Tuition Exchange, which will supersede University policies
and procedures in the
event that inconsistencies arise.
Procedure 09-03-01, Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program