For Students and Liaisons: Details and Forms

CIC–TEP details, forms, and frequently asked questions pertaining to students and liaisons.
 

 Details for Students and Liaisons

 
Procedure
  1. The student must first contact the CIC-TEP liaison officer at the home/exporting institution.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. The student applies for admission directly to the institution(s) of his or her choice and submits all required financial aid information.
  5. For new applicants, the admissions office of the host/importing institution informs the student of her/his acceptance at the institution.
  6. For renewal applicants, the host/importing institution determines whether the enrolled student is maintaining good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  • 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 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 the home/exporting institution
  • 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.

Responsibilities of student applicants
  • 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 CIC-TEP benefits for a total of eight semesters (consecutive or nonconsecutive).
 

 TEP Forms

 
 
 

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 
​See the general list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).
 

 TEP Resources

 
 

 CIC-TEP Questions

 
​If you have questions, contact Kate Webber, CIC director of membership services, at (202) 466-7230 or tep@cic.nche.edu.