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FACHEX – the Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program – is an undergraduate tuition remission program that allows dependents eligible for tuition benefits at Marquette to apply for the same benefits at participating Jesuit host institutions.
Overview of the FACHEX Program
What is FACHEX?
Established by the Conference of Academic Vice Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) in 1971, FACHEX is an acronym for Faculty and Staff Children Exchange.
FACHEX is an undergraduate tuition remission option that allows employees who have a tuition remission benefit for their children at their home institution to apply to receive consideration for the same benefit at participating Jesuit colleges and universities, should the student meet the hosting institution’s requirements for FACHEX applicants, and there is space available. It is important to realize that FACHEX awards tend to be extremely limited in number, and highly competitive in terms of selectivity. Therefore, there are NO guarantees to the children of any given faculty or staff member that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX benefit at the institution of their choice.
Eligibility requirements are determined by the home institution. The general principle is, if the home institution grants a full tuition remission benefit to the child of a faculty or staff member, then the child is eligible to apply for a possible FACHEX award at the participating Jesuit institution(s) of their choice, by being certified as FACHEX eligible by their home institution. Each institution sets their own rules about how students are selected for a FACHEX award, and it is the parent’s responsibility to research what is required and follow any applicable deadlines/policies. Participating schools use academic achievement as one of several determining factors in FACHEX award selection, and most will only consider incoming first-year applicants.
At Marquette University, an employee must have completed at least five years of continuous full-time service to be considered eligible to apply for FACHEX at other participating institutions.
FACHEX, if granted, covers 4 years of continuous full time undergraduate study during the traditional fall and spring semesters. It is not available for part time study, graduate study, summer study, nor individual course remuneration.
FACHEX, if granted, covers tuition only. Any additional expenses incurred by the student such as room, board, university fees, travel related expenses, or books are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student’s family.
Each participating institution determines the number of FACHEX awards it will grant to incoming students each year, as well as the selection procedure at that institution. Generally, these positions are extremely limited in number, hence highly competitive. As stated above, there are no guarantees to the children of any given faculty or staff member that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX benefit at the institution of their choice.
Eligibility guidelines for current Marquette employees, and information on how to apply through the Office of the Provost for FACHEX consideration at a participating Jesuit university.
For use by Marquette employees to request certification of eligibility for FACHEX benefit. This form is to be submitted to the Office of the Provost no later than December 1 of the student’s senior year in high school.
Information on how to apply and seek consideration for a FACHEX award at Marquette University.
Directory of FACHEX Coordinators
Links to the Jesuit universities participating in the FACHEX program, with contact information for FACHEX coordinators at each university.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions posed about the FACHEX program for both employees of other Jesuit Universities who are applying for FACHEX at Marquette, and for Marquette employees applying for FACHEX at other Jesuit universities.
Important Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Dec. 1, 2018: Deadline for FACHEX eligible students to have benefit eligibility certified.
Marquette employees must complete the Parent Request for Certification form and return it to the Office of the Provost before this date. Students will not be considered for FACHEX awards without this certification.
Dec. 1, 2018: Application deadline for admission to Marquette University.
Mid-March, 2019: Notification will begin for students who applied for FACHEX at Marquette.
Notifications begin in mid-March and continue until available FACHEX awards have been accepted.