ACS Tuition Exchange Program
Spelman College became a member of The Associated Colleges of the South
(ACS). As a member, dependent children of Spelman faculty and staff can
now participate in the ACS Tuition Exchange Program.
exchange benefit is available to dependents of full-time employees with
at least one (1) year of full-time service.
dependent must be the dependent child of a full-time employee of
Spelman with at least one (1) year of service. The dependent child must
be a recent high school graduate with no more than 12-months since
graduation, or students who are transferring from another accredited
college or university.
purposes of this policy, dependent children are defined as natural
children, legally adopted children, or stepchildren that are your
legal, court certified, dependents, under the age of twenty-four (24).
dependent relationships must be provided at the time of initial
enrollment through the presentation of birth certificate, adoption or
guardianship papers or other legal documentation. If deemed necessary,
the College reserves the right to investigate the status of students
claimed as dependents.
program is intended to be a supplemental program to be applied after
the eligible participant has applied for and received all appropriate
federal and state financial aid grants or scholarships for which they
dependents may apply for admission at any of the participating schools.
Admission to the college the student wishes to attend will be
determined through the regular admissions process established by that
college, without regard to the applicant's potential eligibility for
tuition exchange. The student should file an application for admission
in the usual way, and pay all required fees and deposits for the
college he or she wishes to attend.
certification form for this program must be completed by the college at
which the parent is employed each year. Copies of the form are
forwarded to the ACS and the attending college.
Tuition Exchange Program fee must be paid by the student each year. The
tuition exchange program fee will be billed by ACS. Payment is due July
15. There are no refunds of this fee.
included in the remission of tuition are determined by the institution
the student is attending. In general, tuition is defined to include all
tuition and fees charged by the college with the exception of room,
board, and special fees not charged to all students.
participating student must apply for all State and/or Federal Financial
Aid for which he or she may be eligible. The amount of tuition remitted
under the exchange program will be the total due less all state,
federal or private grants received by the applicant. Participants whose
demonstrated need exceeds the remitted tuition should discuss the
possibility of additional financial aid with the financial aid director
of the college they wish to attend. Benefits under the ACS Tuition
Exchange Program will be treated as an outside scholarship when
determining eligibility for additional financial aid.
Exchange may not include tuition for off-campus study programs,
sponsored either by ACS or individually by the college the student is
attending. Participating students should check with appropriate
officials at the college they are attending to determine which fees and
which off-campus Programs may be covered by tuition remission.
students must be full time degree candidates. Only charges for the
regular academic year at the college attended are included. Tuition
exchange is available for only four (4) years of study or until the
requirements for the B.A. or B.S. are met, whichever is less.
Enrollment for less than one academic year constitutes one year of the
four years. Participating students must make satisfactory academic
progress, as determined by the college they are attending, in order to
retain eligibility for tuition remission.
student is accepted for admission, but denied for the tuition exchange
program, the coordinator will notify the student accordingly and
indicate to the student that he or she will need to apply for student
aid through the receiving institution if assistance is desired.
Questions about the operation of the exchange should be directed to the
Office of Human Resources.
College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Centre College, Furman
University, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, Morehouse College,
Rhodes College, Rollins College, Southwestern University, Spelman
College, Trinity University, University of Richmond, University of the
South, Washington and Lee University.
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Policy No. 392 Effective Date: 6/1/2002