Wittenberg University is a member of one or more tuition exchange programs (TEP) with other colleges.
- Subject to the limitations of the individual TEP and host institution, the eligibility requirements for these programs are the same as for the Wittenberg Tuition scholarship described in section III.
- The policies of the sponsoring institution and its success in enrolling participants from other tuition exchange colleges and universities may determine eligibility to apply for a TEP scholarship. Although there may be many more openings than applicants in a TEP pool, at a given time there may not be openings at institutions that meet the applicant’s requirements of location, size, and character. Member institutions apply their own standards of admission and, if there are more TEP applicants than can be accommodated, are free to choose among applicants who meet those standards.
- Those participating in a TEP must recertify their scholarship eligibility each year. The host institution may withdraw the scholarship if the participant does not meet clearly articulated standards of academic performance and/or personal conduct. These standards must also be applicable to the institution’s own faculty and staff children who hold tuition waiver scholarships.
- The duration of a TEP scholarship is normally the four years of undergraduate education. However, some exchange programs may not rule out graduate or professional education. The sponsoring institution has the right to limit eligibility to fewer than four years.
B. AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
- The amount of the scholarship depends on the specific TEP and the school to which application is made. Some institutions award less than full tuition while others award full tuition. Others may award full tuition and then augment the value of the scholarship by including some non-tuition charges as well. Applicants and participants should ask in each case about the amount of the scholarship.
- Subject to the limitations stated in Section III above, the children of Wittenberg faculty and staff who participate in a tuition exchange program are also eligible for a Wittenberg Tuition Scholarship. This means that if a student receives a TEP scholarship for less than the full tuition cost of the host institution, he or she may qualify for a Wittenberg Scholarship for part or all of the remaining tuition. For the purposes of determining the limitation given in III.B.6 above, the TEP scholarship is considered to be designated specifically for tuition.
- To encourage Wittenberg faculty and staff to participate in a TEP, Wittenberg will pay for housing costs (room but not board) for those students who live on-campus as defined by the host institution. This benefit will be limited to housing costs not already funded by other grants or scholarships. The University’s legal counsel has rendered an opinion stating that benefits applied toward housing are taxable to the parent. Therefore, special consideration should be given to the taxability of this additional benefit.
- The student must provide Wittenberg’s Human Resources department with application information and the department then submits the application to the TEP host institution on the student’s behalf. Eligible TEP participants are encouraged to consult the list of colleges and universities that are members of exchange programs with Wittenberg. The list is available from the Human Resources department. The student must notify Human Resources annually of his or her intent to renew the scholarship.
Tuition Exchange programs do not accept responsibility for misunderstandings that might, for example, lead to termination of a scholarship. Liaison officers have an obligation to draw attention to and participants have an obligation to inform themselves about special restrictions or limitations