Overview

Full-time Lawrence employees (working 40 hours per week) with dependent children of college age may apply for tuition remission at Lawrence, a participating ACM college, or a participating Tuition Exchange college. The purpose of these programs is to provide financial assistance to full-time employees who have higher education expenses for their dependent children.


Eligibility

Full eligibility requirements can be found in the Lawrence University Employee Handbook. A summary of those requirements are:

  1. Employee must have completed a minimum of two (2) years of full-time employment (40 hours per week) immediately prior to the student’s enrollment or before eligibility begins. (School-year employees qualify if they work 40 hours per week.)
  2. Student must be a dependent as defined by Lawrence University:
    • Under 24 years of age AND
    • Naturally born or legally adopted child of or step-child of domestic partnership AND
    • Dependent on the employee's household for greater than 50% of his/her financial support which comes from a combination of:
      • The employee and the employee's spouse/partner
      • The child's other parent and such other parent's spouse/partner if the employee and other such parent are not married. 
  3. Dependent tuition benefits are limited to the equivalent of 4 years, 8 semesters, or 12 terms.
  4. Students who have already earned a four-year college degree are not eligible for participation in the program.
  5. Only full-time students enrolled for their first baccalaureate degree are eligible to participate.
  6. Dependent tuition remission benefits will be continued upon death or disability for those employees with more than six years of employment and after retirement for those with a minimum of twenty years of service who are 62 years of age or older.

Tuition Benefit Programs

 

Lawrence University Tuition Remission (LUTR)

The Lawrence University Tuition Remission Program (LUTR) provides tuition benefits to dependent children attending Lawrence University as degree-seeking students. In addition to the eligibility criteria list above, the following stipulations also apply:

Benefit Overview

  • Covers 90% of tuition
  • Students and their families are responsible the remaining 10% of tuition and for all other expenses.
  • Applies toward Lawrence-sponsored (currently London and Senegal) off-campus programs. Does NOT apply to Lawrence affiliated off-campus programs.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to Lawrence (must be admitted under the normal Lawrence admissions process).
  2. Complete the Lawrence Tuition Remission Application & Certification of Eligibility (PDF) by January 15.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Lawrence University Application for Financial Aid by March 1.

 

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Tuition Remission Program

The ACM Tuition Remission Program (TREP) provides tuition benefits to dependent children attending one of the participating ACM colleges. Participating colleges currently include Beloit, Coe, Colorado, Cornell, Grinnell, Knox, Lake Forest, Luther, Macalester, Monmouth, and Ripon. In addition to the eligibility criteria list above, the following stipulations also apply:

Benefit Overview

  • Covers 90% of tuition
  • The importing college will provide the student with a benefit equal to 50% of their tuition and will bill Lawrence University for 40% of their tuition. Students and their families are responsible for the remaining 10% of tuition and all other expenses.
  • Applies toward off-campus programs sponsored by the importing college. Check with the importing college to verify which off-campus programs apply.

How to Apply

  1. Review the ACM Tuition Remission Exchange Program Guidelines (PDF)
  2. Complete the ACM Certification of Eligibility (PDF) and $25 application fee (payable to ACM).
  3. The Financial Aid Office will provide an application fee wavier card for each ACM college the student is applying to.
  4. Apply for admission to participating school or schools of choice (must be admitted under the normal admissions process).
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  6. Complete the importing college's financial aid application requirements, if any.
  7. After the student decides where he or she will enroll in the fall, complete the ACM Tuition Remission Applicant's Confirmation of Participation (PDF)

Renewal

 

National Tuition Exchange (TE)

The Tuition Exchange (TE) Program provides tuition benefits to dependent children attending one of more than 600 private and public, not for profit, participating institutions located in 47 states, DC, UK, and UAE. In addition to the eligibility criteria list above, the following stipulations also apply:

Benefit Overview

  • Participating Schools
  • Importing institutions offer a set rate OR full tuition. The set rate for 2017-2018 is $35,000.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Tuition Exchange Application & Certification of Eligibility (PDF) and submit the $40 application fee (payable to Lawrence University).
  • Must be admitted under the importing colleges admissions process.
  • Must fulfill the importing college's financial aid application requirements, if any.
  • Final decision for Tuition Exchange is made by the importing college. Certification of eligibility by Lawrence University does not guarantee an offer of Tuition Exchange by the importing college.
  • If the student receives a Tuition Exchange benefit and will enroll at that school, complete the Tuition Exchange Applicant's Confirmation of Participation (PDF)

Renewal

  • Complete the Tuition Exchange Renewal Form by February 15 each year
  • Participation fee of $35 per exported student will be billed to the employee annually.
  • Benefit is good for four years

Timeline

Those applying for tuition benefits under the Lawrence University faculty & staff tuition benefit programs must adhere to the following timeline. All tuition benefit applications and confirmation of participation forms must be submitted to the Lawrence University Office of Financial Aid.

January 15

Deadline for new Lawrence Tuition Remission, ACM Tuition Remission & Tuition Exchange applications 

February 15

Deadline for Tuition Exchange renewal application

April 1

Deadline for Lawrence Tuition Remission and ACM Tuition Remission renewal application

May 1

Deadline for new applicants to submit confirmation form


Forms

LU Tuition Remission Application (PDF)

ACM Certification of Eligibility (PDF)

Tuition Exchange Application & Certification of Eligibility (PDF)


Application Process

Application for tuition benefit programs must be submitted to the Lawrence University Financial Aid Office (104 Brokaw Hall) no later than January 15th of the year in which the student is applying for the tuition benefit. Below is an overview of the process for each type of tuition benefit. (Note: there is an annual renewal process for the ACM and Tuition Exchange. Renewal application deadlines vary by program.) 

 

Lawrence University Tuition Remission

ACM Tuition Remission

Tuition Exchange

  • Complete the Tuition Exchange Application & Certification of Eligibility (PDF) and submit the $40 application fee (payable to Lawrence University).
  • Must be admitted under the importing colleges admissions process.
  • Must fulfill the importing college's financial aid application requirements, if any.
  • Final decision for Tuition Exchange is made by the importing college. Certification of eligibility by Lawrence University does not guarantee an offer of Tuition Exchange by the importing college.
  • If the student receives a Tuition Exchange benefit and will enroll at that school, complete the Tuition Exchange Applicant's Confirmation of Participation (PDF).

Renewal Application Forms

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