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Tuition Exchange Overview at Carroll University


Carroll University is a member of three tuition exchanges:
            • The Tuition Exchange (TTE).
            • The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange.
            • The Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) Tuition Exchange

These exchanges are available to full-time, undergraduate students of eligible employees at participating institutions.

Process at Carroll University

  • Student applies to Carroll for full-time admission.
  • Student/parent completes required tuition exchange paperwork at school where the parent works (home or exporting institution). If you don’t know where to complete this, check with your Human Resources Office.
  • Necessary tuition exchange paperwork is sent from the exporting school to Carroll’s liaison officer.
  • In January, Carroll will review all applications of those students accepted to Carroll and the first round of selections will be made.
  • All other students not selected in first round will be placed on a waitlist.
  • As spots are made available, waitlisted students will be notified until all spots are filled or no one remains on the waitlist.


  • Carroll does not have a deadline to accept the tuition exchange paperwork. However, we recommend that you have it to us by the end of December to be considered for a tuition exchange spot for the following school year.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – must be completed by April 1 of the year the student is planning to attend Carroll University.

Number of tuition exchange scholarships available

  • The Tuition Exchange (TTE)
    • Typically, three incoming freshman scholarships
    • May be sophomore, junior or senior scholarships available based upon previous tuition exchange enrollment years.
  • CIC Tuition Exchange (CIC)
    • Typically three incoming freshman scholarships
    • May be sophomore, junior or senior scholarships available based upon previous tuition exchange enrollment years.
  • APCU Tuition Exchange
    • No limit

What tuition exchange scholarships cover

  • TTE, CIC and APCU
    • Full-time undergraduate tuition (12-19 credits/semester) minus the amount of any federal/state grants or scholarships for which the student is eligible.
    • Student sees half of the benefit of an outside scholarship.
    • Winter and study abroad is not included under the tuition exchange benefits.
    • Tuition exchange students are typically not eligible for campus employment.
  • The Tuition Exchange (TTE)
    • Typically includes up to eight semesters: can be fall, spring or summer.
  • CIC Tuition Exchange (CIC) and APCU
    • Typically includes up to eight consecutive semesters: fall and spring.
    • Includes up to eight summer credits
      • Student must notify Carroll’s liaison officer prior to the start of summer sessions.
      • Student must have been enrolled the spring semester before and be registered for following fall semester.

Renewal Process

  • Student
    • Must maintain 2.0 GPA.
    • Complete the FAFSA each year by April 1.
    • Meet financial aid progression standards.
  • Parent
    • Must remain an eligible employee of the exporting school.
    • Must complete required paperwork at the exporting school each year.
  • Carroll will recertify a student’s tuition exchange application each year after all of the above requirements are met.
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