University of La Verne Tuition Exchange Program

Tuition Exchange Liaison Contact

Ana Duenas
Office of Human Resources
Benefits Manager
(909) 448-4071
Stephanie Shather
HR Generalist
(909) 448-4072

Program Details

The Tuition Exchange (TE) is a national scholarship exchange program for dependents of full-time faculty and staff at more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States. There are more than 6,000 scholarships awarded annually amongst the member schools, totaling more than $115 million in scholarships. Tuition Exchange is not applicable for dependents of La Verne employees wanting to attend University of La Verne (please contact HR for the Tuition Remission Policy).

TE scholarships can cover up to a maximum of four years (8 semesters) of full-time undergraduate study.  TE member schools may limit the number of semesters to fewer than eight.  TE scholars must be re-certified annually, and scholarships can be terminated if the recipient does not meet the awarding school’s standards of academic performance and personal conduct. Re-certification of eligible continuing TE scholars is virtually automatic unless the student fails to meet the standards, the employee leaves the TE member school, or either of the school drops out of the TE program.  If a La Verne employee whose dependent has a TE scholarship resigns or is terminated, the TE scholarship will be terminated immediately and the importing school informed that the dependent is no longer eligible for a TE scholarship. In the event of the death of a La Verne employee, a TE scholarship of the employee’s dependent will be continued and terminated in accordance with the rules governing the tuition remission policy. TE awards are covered by IRS rules.

Eligibility for La Verne Dependents “Exports”

Dependents of full-time faculty and staff who have been employed for one year and are in good standing are eligible.  TE can not be used by full-time employees or for part-time student status. It is almost exclusively used for undergraduate study, although some import TE member schools give TE scholarships for graduate study, including law. Full details about TE scholarships and schools can be found on the TE website.

TE scholars must be re-certified annually, and scholarships can be terminated if the recipient does not meet the awarding school’s standards of academic performance and personal conduct. Re-certification of eligible continuing TE scholars is virtually automatic unless the student fails to meet the standards, the employee leaves the TE member school, or either of the school drops out of the TE program.

The dependents of all full-time faculty and staff are eligible to apply for TE scholarship. For TE purposes “dependents” are “children, adopted children, and step children”. Faculty and staff may be required to provide a supplement document that confirms the relationship to your eligible dependent—examples of documentation: birth certificate or redacted tax return.

Tuition Exchange Application Process for Exports (La Verne Dependents)

Eligible faculty and staff who wish their dependents to apply for TE scholarship consideration will need to submit the Tuition Exchange Online Application (through the Tuition Exchange website) during the time period of October-February of the year prior to actual year requesting.  This form is used by the La Verne TE Liaison to apply the Dependent (Export) to import TE member school(s) on your behalf.  Applications may be sent to up to 10 schools, if the dependent intends to apply for admission to all of the import TE member schools indicated on the application.  Dependents must meet the admissions deadlines at the desired import TE member schools(s) before the import TE member school(s) will consider the applicant for a TE scholarship.

A majority of the TE member schools have a TE application deadline of February 1; however, some TE member schools have exceptions and early dates.  Please review deadlines for your knowledge on the Member School Search Page.

Selection Process for Exports (La Verne Dependents)

TE scholarships are not automatically granted by participating TE member schools. Each TE member school sets its own policies and procedures for determining eligibility and requirements for scholarships. TE scholarships are not guaranteed; they are competitive awards for which you apply.  Each TE member school must maintain a relative balance between TE student “Imports” and “Exports” in order to remain in TE program.  Most schools limit the number of TE scholarships they grant (Imports) as well as the number of dependents they will certify to apply for TE grants at other institutions (Exports).

Tentative Timeline for Exports (subject to change)

  • October – February: Submit Tuition Exchange Online Application for your dependent to be eligible for TE.  A majority of the TE member schools have a TE application deadline of February 1; however, some schools have exceptions and early dates such as October.  Please review deadlines for your knowledge on the Member School Search Page.
  • April 15: Deadline for TE member schools to notify applicants of their TE award decision.
  • May 1: If Export was selected to receive TE scholarship they must notify import school by this date if they are accepting or declining the scholarship.

La Verne’s Selection Process for Imports (Dependents from TE Member schools)

La Verne considers students for TE scholarships on certification from other TE institutions only after the certified dependent has been granted full admission to the University of La Verne.  Although La Verne will award TE scholarships to eligible applicants admitted to any University program, preference in granting TE scholarships is given to traditional-age undergraduate applicants. In general, La Verne follows the standard TE calendar by awarding TE scholarships in March to applicants who have been accepted for fall admission and by not granting TE scholarships for any other term of admission. Award decisions on TE scholarships granted by La Verne are made by La Verne’s TE Liaison Office in consultation with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions (or the dean of the program, if the applicant is for regional campus).   Import TE scholarship awards will be given to the applicants with the best academic record based on GPA and standardized test scores. In granting TE scholarships La Verne abides by NCAA rules.

TE scholarships are not guaranteed; they are competitive awards for which you apply. Institutions must maintain a relative balance between TE student “Imports” and “Exports” in order to remain in TE program.  Most schools limit the number of TE scholarships they grant (Imports) as well as the number of dependents they will certify to apply for TE grants at other institutions (Exports). If the Tuition Exchange recipient has also been offered an institutional scholarship or grant, they will receive the larger of the two funds, but not both.

Tentative Timeline for Imports (subject to change)

  • October – February 1: TE member school must enroll Import in the TE portal for consideration.
  • February 1: Import applicants will be notified that application for TE scholarship was received.
  • March 1: Import applicants that will be offered scholarship will be notified. All admission materials will need to be satisfied to be considered and admittance to La Verne granted.
  • April 15: Final deadline for TE member institutions to notify applicants of their TE award decision.
  • May 1: Imports selected to receive TE scholarship must notify import school by this date if they are accepting or declining the scholarship.