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Tuition Exchange

POINT PARK PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL PROGRAMS

Point Park University is an active member of two different tuition exchange programs that may provide tuition coverage for students of eligible employees at other participating institutions nationwide. Please see the descriptions for each program listed below for more details:

COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES TUITION EXCHANGE PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

Point Park University is a participating member of the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program. The CIC Tuition Exchange Program is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC-TEP institutions. Through this program, Point Park University will offer three tuition awards each year to new or returning undergraduate students. (Room and board, lab fees, and other University fees are not covered). The Tuition Exchange Program awards are available to students for eight semesters.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Applications will be evaluated primarily on GPA, test scores, class rank and other information contained in the Admission Application. Applicants must be accepted as full-time degree seeking students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB. 1

All admission materials must be received in the Office of Admissions by Feb. 1. It is recommended that the Admission Application be mailed no later than Jan. 15. In addition, students should complete the Tuition Exchange Program Student Application Form and submit it to their exporting institution’s CIC-TEP Liaison, who in turn submits it to Point Park’s Human Resources Office by Feb. 1.

NOTIFICATION PROCESS

The Point Park University selection committee will review all CIC-TEP applications in early February and offers will be sent by end of February. Students have until April 1 to accept the award.

MAINTENANCE ELIGIBILITY

Students who receive an award must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year. The students’ exporting institution must re-submit the CIC-TEP Student Application to receive funding in subsequent years.

IMPACT ON FINANCIAL AID

For the upcoming year, the appropriate FAFSA should be completed by March 15. CIC-TEP awards supersede previously awarded funds from Point Park University.  Any scholarship or need-based awards cannot be used to reduce room, board, books or fees.

TUITION EXCHANGE, INC.

OVERVIEW

Point Park University is a participating member of Tuition Exchange, Inc. The Tuition Exchange is a network of 500 private colleges and universities willing to offer tuition “scholarships” to dependent children of families of qualifying employees of member institutions.

Tuition Exchange, Inc. requires that participating institutions balance the number of students exported with the number of students imported. This requirement means that Point Park must manage the number of dependent children that are certified as exports. Each year Point Park will seek to certify students as “Tuition Exchange” eligible, subject to the conditions stipulated below, and provided that an offsetting number of students are imported.

IMPORTS TO POINT PARK

All college admission materials must be received in the Office of Admissions by February 1. It is recommended that the Admission Application be mailed no later than January 15. In addition, the Tuition Exchange, Inc. application form must be submitted to the exporting institution’s liaison, who, in turn, will submit it to Point Park’s Human Resources Department by February 1. Point Park University will determine on a year-to-year basis the number of scholarships to be awarded.


NOTIFICATION PROCESS

A selection committee will review all applications for tuition scholarships in early February and offers will be extended by end of February. Imports will have until April 1 to respond to scholarship offers.

MAINTAINING ELIGIBILITY

Students who receive this scholarship must maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete 24 credit hours by the end of each academic year. Each year, exporting institutions must certify continued eligibility according to their policies.

IMPACT ON FINANCIAL AID

For the upcoming year, the appropriate FAFSA should be completed by March 15. Tuition Exchange, Inc. offers supersede previously awarded funds by Point Park University. Any scholarship or need-based awards cannot be used to reduce room, board, books or fees.