Case Western Reserve University is a member of The Tuition Exchange (, a consortium of more than 600 private and public not-for-profit colleges and universities, representing 47 states, the District of Columbia, and several other countries that provide tuition assistance to dependents of individuals who work at participating schools.

Questions regarding Certification of Eligibility for dependents of Case Western Reserve faculty or staff should be addressed to James Ryan, Human Resources Director, at or 216.368.5049. General questions or questions pertaining to the Tuition Exchange application for dependents of Case Western Reserve faculty or staff can be directed to Nancy Issa, Senior Associate Director of University Financial Aid, at or 216.368.4530.

For additional information regarding the awarding of Tuition Exchange Scholarships, visit Tuition Exchange online or the admission, financial aid and human resources sections of participating institutions' websites.

Dependents of Faculty/Staff from Case Western Reserve (Exports)

Tuition Exchange Scholarships cover full tuition, one-half tuition for a non-resident at a public institution or a rate set by the Tuition Exchange. They do not cover special fees, course overloads, or room and board charges. For 2014-2015, private institutions that charge more than $32,500 for tuition are permitted to award less than their full tuition, but not less than the set rate of $32,500.

Who is eligible?

Tuition Exchange is limited to first-time first-year students who meet the dependent child criteria defined in the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit requirements. The faculty or staff member must be currently employed by the university and have completed two years of continuous service by the first day of Case Western Reserve University's fall term for the year in which the student intends to enroll (e.g. must have 2 years of service by 8/25/14 to be eligible for academic year 2014-15). Eligibility is verified each year.

Are all eligible students guaranteed a scholarship?

Tuition Exchange Scholarships are not guaranteed, nor is admission guaranteed at member institutions. Depended students of CWRU faculty and staff will be evaluated for admission and awarded Tuition Exchange Scholarships based on the criteria of the university to which they are applying.

How many semesters does the scholarship cover?

Tuition Exchange Scholarships certified by Case Western Reserve University typically cover four years or eight semesters of undergraduate education, but you should check with the host college or university. Dependent children are eligible to receive up to 8 combined semesters of Tuition Exchange Scholarship and Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit, so utilization of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship reduces a dependent child's benefit available under the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit program.

Application Procedure

Certification of Eligibility and Tuition Exchange application must be received by April 1 of the previous academic year (e.g. must be received by 4/1/14 for students beginning August 2014).

  1. Establish eligibility by completing the Eligibility Certification form[PDF] and returning the form along with any additional required documents to Human Resources in Crawford Hall, Room 224.
  2. Complete the Tuition Exchange application [PDF] and return it along with your returned Eligibility Certification to the Office of University Financial Aid in Yost Hall, Room 435.
  3. The Office of University Financial aid will submit your Tuition Exchange documents to the colleges/universities you have listed on the Tuition Exchange application.
  4. Apply for admission to the host colleges/universities you have listed on the Tuition Exchange application. Pay careful attention to deadlines at the host institutions, these often differ from regular admission deadlines.

What happens next?

  1. The host school or schools will evaluate your student’s application. The number of scholarships offered, selection process, and notification date is determined by the host school. Students should be notified by May 1. If you have not heard from a specific school or want additional information, contact the school directly about the Tuition Exchange Scholarships at that institution.
  2. If your student is awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, please notify the CWRU Office of University Financial Aid of your acceptance or refusal of the award as soon as you have made your decision.
  3. If you are awarded a Tuition Exchange Scholarship as a first year undergraduate, you do not have to reapply for future years. Recertification for renewal in subsequent academic years is completed by the Office of University Financial Aid. Your continuing employment at Case Western Reserve University is required for renewal of the scholarship.

Dependents of Faculty/Staff from other Tuition Exchange Member Institutions (Imports)

Tuition Exchange Scholarships are available only to first-time first-year applicants and awarded at the rate of $32,500 annually.

Award Restrictions

Tuition Exchange Scholarships cannot be used in combination with any other scholarship offered by Case Western Reserve University and the awarding of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship supersedes any other scholarship offer.

How many semesters does the Tuition Exchange Scholarship cover?

Tuition Exchange Scholarships cover four years or eight semesters of undergraduate education.

What must I do to retain my Tuition Exchange Scholarship?

Students must maintain good academic and disciplinary standing as defined in the Case Western Reserve University General Bulletin. Eligibility is verified each year and students are reviewed for good academic and disciplinary standing each semester.

Application Deadline

Case Western Reserve University must receive an application for Tuition Exchange Scholarship and confirmation of eligibility by November 15 for Early Action applicants, December 15 for Pre-Professional Scholars Program applicants and February 1 for Regular Decision Applicants. For 2014-2015 Case Western Reserve University will accept applications from admitted Early Action or Pre-Professional Scholars Program applicants through February 1.