The CIC Tuition Exchange Program (CIC–TEP) is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC–TEP institutions. CIC–TEP was planned and developed more than two decades ago with a goal of creating a true-access program, without any costly fees or cumbersome credit-debit limitations. Each participating institution in the network agrees to import a limited number of students on the same admission basis as they accept all other students, without regard to the number of students it exports. The true-access component is only one of the many special features that the program offers.
With a current membership of nearly 400 participating institutions in CIC–TEP, participation is at its highest level yet, allowing for a large selection of institutions.