Tuition Exchange

Saint Vincent College Tuition Exchange Program Frequently Asked Questions 
Information for Prospective Students

  • In which tuition exchange programs does Saint Vincent College participate?

    We accept applications for Tuition Exchange (TE), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE). Students may submit applications for multiple programs.

  • Who is eligible to apply for a Tuition Exchange Scholarship to attend Saint Vincent College?

    You are eligible to apply for tuition exchange if you have a parent who is employed at a tuition exchange institution (referred to as the host institution) and the host institution certifies your eligibility for tuition exchange consideration. The tuition exchange liaison officer at the host institution must electronically submit the tuition exchange certification form to Saint Vincent College.

  • How many students apply for and receive tuition exchange scholarships at Saint Vincent College?
    Saint Vincent College receives approximately 30 to 45 freshman tuition exchange applications each year. For fall 2020, there are a total of 10 new tuition exchange scholarships available. 
  • How is the tuition exchange scholarship awarded?

    To be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship from Saint Vincent College, a student must complete an application for admission, be accepted, be a resident student, and have completed the FAFSA. After being accepted for admission, each tuition exchange applicant will be considered for one of the available tuition exchange scholarships. The first reviews will take place around January 15th with a subsequent review around March 15th. Applicants will be considered after March 15th based upon space availability. Tuition exchange awards are based primarily, but not exclusively, on an applicant’s academic profile.

  • When should I apply for tuition exchange?
    You may apply for tuition exchange at any time. It is highly recommended that applications are received by January 1st to be considered in our first review around January 15th. Remember, you need to be admitted to the college and have your tuition exchange certification form submitted by your home school’s tuition exchange liaison officer before we can determine your tuition exchange eligibility. 
  • Do I have to apply for financial aid in general in order to be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship? 
    Yes, you are required to apply for need-based financial aid at Saint Vincent College in order to be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship. It is necessary to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to our review. Therefore, the FAFSA should be submitted by January 1st if possible. The FAFSA must be filed yearly to remain eligible for a tuition exchange scholarship.
  • If I am eligible for PELL, PHEAA, or SEOG grants, will my tuition exchange scholarship be reduced?
    Yes, student’s eligibility for PELL, PHEAA, or SEOG grants will reduce the tuition exchange scholarship dollar for dollar.
  • Is there a housing requirement to be awarded a tuition exchange scholarship?
    Yes, students must live on campus to be eligible for a tuition exchange scholarship.
  • When will I know if I am awarded a tuition exchange scholarship? 
    All tuition exchange notifications are done by mail after each review. Students should expect to hear from their personal admission counselor immediately following the review, and an official letter will be sent within 10 days of the review. In some situations, a student may be admitted to Saint Vincent College but placed on a waiting list for a tuition exchange scholarship. If this occurs, Saint Vincent College will do its best to notify any waitlisted tuition exchange applicants of the final decision by the freshman enrollment deposit due date of May 1.
  • What is the value of a tuition exchange scholarship?

    The tuition exchange scholarship at Saint Vincent College covers the full cost of tuition for the academic year. For 2019-2020 this amount is $35,520.

  • Are there any special conditions attached to a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Once a student is provided with a tuition exchange scholarship, Saint Vincent College will continue it to a maximum of eight (8) consecutive semesters. 

    The recipient must meet Saint Vincent College’s standards of academic performance and personal conduct and be certified eligible by his/her host institution. A Saint Vincent College tuition exchange scholarship can be applied to any on or off campus program of study that carries the Saint Vincent College tuition charge. If a tuition exchange student is not in attendance in a Saint Vincent College tuition-charging program for longer than one semester, the student will lose the tuition exchange scholarship and will need to reapply and re-compete to receive any future tuition exchange funding.

  • If I am not a successful freshman candidate to receive a tuition exchange scholarship, can I re-apply as an upperclassman for a tuition exchange?

    Yes, you can re-apply. However, preference is given to first-time, first-year applicants.

  • If I become eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship after I have enrolled as a current student at Saint Vincent College, will I be considered for a tuition exchange scholarship?

    Yes, if you meet all the requirements for a tuition exchange scholarship after you enrolled at Saint Vincent College, you may submit an application for tuition exchange for the next academic year. However, preference is given to first-time, first-year applicants.

  • Are transfer applicants eligible to apply for a tuition exchange scholarship? 
    Yes, however, it is rare that a transfer student is offered the tuition exchange scholarship.
  • Who administers Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange program? 

    The Tuition Exchange Officer of the Financial Aid Office acts as Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange liaison officer and is responsible for the daily administration of the program.

  • Where can I get more information about tuition exchange?

    Contact the tuition exchange liaison officer at the host institution (where your parent is employed). This person is usually from the human resources office or the financial aid office. Also, you may visit www.tuitionexchange.org for general information about Tuition Exchange (TE), www.cic.edu for information about Council of Independent College (CIC), or www.cccte.org for information about Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE).  If you have specific questions about Saint Vincent College’s tuition exchange programs, contact the Financial Aid Office, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650, by phone at 724-805-2555, or by email at financialaid@stvincent.edu.