- The student must first contact the CIC-TEP liaison officer at the home/exporting institution.
- The liaison officer at the home/exporting institution determines if the employee meets the eligibility requirements (full-time, IRS dependent status if applicable, past optional waiting period).
- The home/exporting liaison completes the CIC-TEP Student Application and directs the form to the liaison at the institution to which the student is applying.
- The student applies for admission directly to the institution(s) of his or her choice and submits all required financial aid information.
- For new applicants, the admissions office of the host/importing institution informs the student of her/his acceptance at the institution.
- For renewal applicants, the host/importing institution determines whether the enrolled student is maintaining good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress.
- The liaison officer of the host/importing institution informs the student of her/his acceptance into CIC-TEP. The liaison must also inform the home/exporting liaison of the student’s application status and, if applicable, the student’s decision to accept or reject the award.
To inquire about the status of a particular student, please contact the liaison directly. CIC does not maintain information about individual applications.
Responsibilities of the host/importing institution
Responsibilities of the home/exporting institution
- The host/importing institution determines whether student applicants are admissible, in accordance with regular institutional admission standards and in compliance with all host/importing institution financial aid policies and procedures.
- The host institution is required to “import” a minimum of three new, admissions-qualified TEP applicants each year. Institutions are not required to consider applications received after April 1.
- The host/importing institution’s commitment to each student is limited to full tuition remission. Institutions may not grant a partial tuition waiver.
- Host/importing institutions may use other financial aid designated for tuition (such as Pell grants and some state scholarships), to offset a portion of the full tuition.
- The host/importing institution determines whether enrolled students are maintaining good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress.
- Students in good standing are automatically eligible for up to three years of annual renewal of tuition remission for undergraduate study (for a total benefit of four years or eight semesters). Host/importing institutions are under no obligation to extend the benefit beyond eight semesters.
- The host/importing institution must notify the home/exporting liaison of the status of the student's application and, if approved, the student’s decision to accept or reject the award.
- Student applicants are required to submit all financial aid awards to the host/importing institution. Host/importing institutions should establish detailed financial award policies.
Responsibilities of student applicants
- The home/exporting liaison must authorize participation by student applicants as full-time employees of the institution, dependents (according to the IRS definition of dependent), or spouses of full-time employees.
- No limit is placed on the total number of students that each institution may export.
- If the qualifying employee drops below full-time employment at the exporting institution, or if a participating institution discontinues CIC-TEP membership, benefits will automatically terminate at the end of the current term.
- The home/exporting liaison officer verifies continued eligibility of the student by annually submitting the CIC-TEP Student Application to the host/importing liaison officer in a timely manner.
- Students must maintain good academic and social standing and satisfactory academic progress.
- Students are responsible for all non-tuition expenses such as room, board, and fees.
- Student applicants must be admissible at the host/importing institution in accordance with regular institutional admission standards and must comply with all of the host/importing institution’s financial aid policies and procedures.
- Student applicants are required to submit all financial aid awards to the host/importing institution.
- Students are eligible for the CIC-TEP benefit for a total of eight semesters (consecutive or nonconsecutive).
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