Selection Process

Up to 10 dependent children, planning to enter their first year of college the following academic year, will be selected from the applicant group each academic year as candidates eligible to apply for Tuition Exchange scholarships. Applicant decisions will be made following review of the application submitted by the deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified of their status no later than December 21.

First priority will be given to applicants whose sponsoring employee has the greatest length of employment service at Boston University, based on years of continuous full-time service. Among the applicants whose sponsoring employees have the same length of continuous service, priority will be determined by whether another dependent of the employee has used the scholarship. If all selection criteria are equal, a lottery system will be used. Applicants who are not selected will be placed on a wait list, using length of service, and will be notified if an opening becomes available.

Once a Tuition Exchange scholarship has been awarded, enrollment must be recertified annually by the Boston University Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer. Certification must be confirmed for returning students no later than January 15 prior to the beginning of the next academic year. To qualify for recertification, renewing Tuition Exchange students must meet all required academic and behavioral standards of the admitting institution.

Completion of the application form for participation in the Tuition Exchange program does not guarantee selection as a candidate, nor admission to the selected participating institutions. Selection as a candidate eligible to receive a Tuition Exchange scholarship also does not guarantee final selection as a Tuition Exchange scholarship recipient. Final selection is determined by the Tuition Exchange member institution. Your dependent children must meet the admissions requirements of participating Tuition Exchange institutions and are subject to all academic rules, regulations, and fees that apply. The student must also be accepted by the Tuition Exchange institution as an “import” student eligible for a Tuition Exchange scholarship.

In the event that any or all of the top qualified applicants are unable to enroll at an institution participating in the Tuition Exchange program in the year of application, eligibility will be offered to applicants on the wait list.