Tuition Exchange

Tuition Exchange is a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at over 700 member schools. Butler University is a member of the Tuition Exchange program and is proud to offer this opportunity to the dependents of Butler employees. Eligible employees are defined by Butler University as a faculty or staff member who has been employed in a full-time position for a least 9 months prior to the academic year in which your student begins.

Tuition Exchange is not an employee benefit nor is it a guaranteed scholarship opportunity.   

Dependents interested in applying for Tuition Exchange should inquire about individual application dates and procedures at the Export and all Import schools to where the student is considering applying and potentially enrolling in the fall.

The value of the TE scholarship is tuition or the annual set rate.  Be aware that TE funding may include federal and state grant dollars, and any institutional scholarships, and merit or need-based institutional grants.

Tuition Exchange applications and the individual school admission application must coordinate. TE applications are not considered without a matching admission application. Applicants need to check with all Import schools for any additional requirements.  Requirements can include filing the FAFSA annually, maintaining minimum grade point average, being enrolled fulltime, and living on campus.

Students complete one TE- EZ online application and can list up to 10 schools. To add additional schools after submitting the initial TE-EZ online application, a new TE-EZ online application is required. The EZ online application must be submitted no later than December 1 of the year prior to the student’s enrollment. Students wishing to eliminate schools from consideration should contact the Benefits & Wellness team at and ask that the school(s) be withdrawn from consideration.

Be certain to submit a working email address when submitting the application. You will receive an automatic email advising that your application(s) have been submitted. Butler University will verify eligibility of the employee associated with the application. If the application is approved, it will be sent to the school to which the student is applying. The TE Liaison Officer at the host school will notify the family when the application is accepted or rejected. Butler University only verifies an employee’s eligibility for Tuition Exchange and has no input as to whether a student is awarded TE.

TE Scholarships are very competitive. Every student must meet the Imports school’s admission requirements and application deadlines. Some schools may have additional requirements for exchange applicants, such as higher academic standards, living on campus, and completing the FAFSA annually. Other schools may limit awards to just a few new students each year.

When an employee leaves their position with the TE member school during the academic year, the TE scholarship is canceled effective with the end of the current semester.

There is no guarantee that a student will receive a Tuition Exchange award simply because the student applied for Tuition Exchange.

Student Financial Aid questions should be directed to the Butler’s Office of Financial Aid at