Seattle University participates in reciprocal financial awards for eligible faculty and staff employed at partnering colleges and universities. If your family is eligible for FACHEX (for U.S. Jesuit institutions) or the Tuition Exchange program, please review the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Tuition Exchange (TE) is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for eligible faculty and staff dependents at 700+ individual member schools. To learn more about Tuition Exchange and participating schools, please visit the TE website.
The Faculty & Staff Children Exchange (FACHEX) is a Tuition Exchange award for dependents of faculty and staff employed at Jesuit universities and colleges in the U.S. More information and guidelines for the FACHEX program can be found on the AJCU website.
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1. Your legal guardian must contact the Human Resources Department at the institution where they are employed. The HR representatives at their home institution will provide next steps for the application process, which may include an application on the general Tuition Exchange portal. You and your guardian will need to include Seattle University on your list of schools for you to be considered.
After submitting your application to Seattle University and your application to the Tuition Exchange program, you're finished with the application process!
Decisions for all tuition exchange awards are released in mid-March, typically at least one week after the release of Regular Decision admissions notifications. All applicants for Tuition Exchange will be notified if they have been offered the award, offered a spot on our alternate list, or are no longer being considered.
The number of words is determined by the University each year. In the last few years, it has ranged from 8-10. We anticipate similar award numbers in the future.
Applicants will receive a status update message via email prompting them to log into their Redhawk Applicant Portal to review their decision.
This is a full tuition scholarship; it covers the full cost of tuition.
Any merit scholarship and/or other aid from Seattle University cannot stack above the full cost of tuition. If you receive other aid from Seattle Univeristy, it cannot be used for other expenses, such as room, board, or fees.
Outside scholarships from other sources are able to stack on top of the Tuition Exchange scholarship up to the full cost of attendance.
Members of the Admissions team employ a holistic review of each application, taking into consideration academics, mission fit, demonstrated interest, and other institutional goals.
Yes, the FAFSA is required for consideration for Tuition Exchange/FACHEX. For more resources and information about filing the FAFSA, please visit Student Financial Services.
Current students are eligible for the Tuition Exchange scholarship; however, the most common recipients of FACHEX/TE awards are first-year, new students.