Member Schools in the Tuition Remission Program
International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
As of 11/07
1. Anderson University
2. Baptist College of Florida
3. Belmont University
4. Bluefield College
5. Brewton-Parker College
6. California Baptist University
7. Campbell University
8. Campbellsville University
9. Carson-Newman College
10. Charleston Southern
11. Chowan University
12. Clear Creek Baptist College
13. University of the Cumberlands
14. Dallas Baptist University
15. East Texas Baptist University
16. Gardner-Webb University
17. Georgetown College
18. Hannibal-LaGrange College
19. Hardin-Simmons University
20. Howard Payne University
21. Houston Baptist University
22. Judson College (Alabama)
23. Judson College (Illinois)
24. Louisiana College
25. Mary Hardin-Baylor, Univ. of
26. Mid-Continent University
27. Mississippi College
28. Missouri Baptist University
29. Mobile, University of
30. North Greenville University
31. Oklahoma Baptist University
32. Ouachita Baptist University
33. Southwest Baptist University
34. Truett-McConnell College
35. Union University
36. Virginia Intermont College
37. Wayland Baptist University
38. William Carey University
39. Williams Baptist College
Guidelines for Tuition Remission Agreement
Participating Member Schools of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities agree to participate with all other member schools unless a school explicitly excludes another school or schools from its list. A school can withdraw membership in the program at any time and each school will be notified if a new school is added or deleted from the program.
A Reminder on Tuition Remission Agreement
Each college is protected by:
1. Maintaining its own admission standards.
2. Remitting only the tuition portion of costs.
3. Enrolling a combined total of only five students per year under the plan.
4. Reviewing the program annually.
5. Retaining the right to exclude certain programs from the agreement, and
6. Retaining the right to establish conditions on or make exceptions to the agreement.
Who May Participate?
Participation is available to the dependent children of full-time teachers and administrators in Baptist colleges which enter into the Tuition Remission Agreement. Those teachers and administrators whose dependent children are eligible to receive tuition benefits at their home institutions will ordinarily be eligible to receive benefits at a host institution. The president of the home institution must certify to the host institution that the teacher or administrator is eligible for such benefits and that he holds full-time appointment. If the parent ceases to hold appointment in the home institution, the benefit in the host institution may be withdrawn.
The Internal Revenue Service definition of child dependency will be used to determine a student’s eligibility. If the student ceases to meet the IRS definition, the benefit may be withdrawn by the host institution.
What are the admissions qualifications?
Eligible students must meet the usual requirements for admission in a host institution, and accept its usual academic and social regulations. Enrollment must be in a full-time program of study; guest or transit students may not participate. The host institution reserves the right to refuse admission to certain programs of study which may already be at capacity enrollment.
What is the tuition remission benefit?
That portion of the annual comprehensive charges which is designated as “tuition” by the host institution will be remitted. The benefit will continue as long as the student is in good standing in the host institution and as long as he meets the definitions of eligibility in the first paragraph above.
Other charges (room, board, fees) are the responsibility of the student. Although students may ordinarily live in college residences, no guarantee of residence space can be given in cases of capacity enrollments. Where residence space is available, students may be required to live in the host institution dormitory, depending on its usual residential requirements.
What about other forms of financial aid?
A student may be required by the host institution to apply for any tuition grants (state, federal, or other) for which he is eligible. Any such aid must be applied to the cost of tuition at the host institution, and the balance of the tuition will then be remitted.
If a student can demonstrate need beyond tuition, he will be eligible to receive other forms of financial aid according to the usual regulations of the host institution.
When does the agreement take effect?
Tuition remission benefits will be available immediately and will be in effect until an institution withdraws its participation. The Tuition Remission Agreement is subject to annual review and possible re-negotiation by all institutional parties to the agreement. Each institution may make a decision annually to accept or refuse new students under the agreement for the following academic year.
Each institution is expected to be willing to accept no fewer students than it exports, but in any case each institution agrees to accept at least 5 qualified students per year. An institution may, at its discretion; limit enrollment to 5 or more students per year, provided it accepts as many students as it exports.
What other institutional agreements are involved?
It is understood that the host institution reserves the right to make exceptions to the agreement, for good and sufficient reason, in considering the eligibility of a given applicant; but as a matter of policy, each institution accepts the provisions of the agreement and indicates its willingness to work as consistently as possible within them. Where an exception is necessary, notification to the president of the home institution is expected as a matter of courtesy.
Note: Some institutions have qualifying provisions to their participation, e.g., one-for-one exchange, exclusions from specific programs, limitation to undergraduate study, and limitation to specific institutions accepted for mutual participation.
What is the first step?
When contacting the Admissions Office of the prospective host institution, the student should (1) make it clear that admission is being sought under the Tuition Remission Agreement, (2) present a letter from the president of the home institution certifying eligibility on the terms described in this agreement, and (3) present a signed copy of the letter of intent that is appended to this agreement.
Letter of Intent
Baptist Colleges and Universities Tuition Remission Agreement
Coordinated by The International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities
I understand that I am provided the opportunity to participate in this tuition remission
institution and_____________________________________(host institution) because
of benefits provided a member of my family through his or her employment.
I agree to accept this tuition exchange opportunity and enter into the agreement with a full
understanding that I will represent myself in all ways so as to be in agreement with the
practices, policies, and understanding of the two institutions, and I will be responsible for
the charges other than tuition, and that I will agree to avail myself of every scholarship or
grant opportunity, public or private, which may be available through either of the
I accept this agreement as a position of trust as well as an opportunity to continue my
studies in a Christian College environment.