Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program (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 program for children of current full-time faculty, administrators, and staff. Through the FACHEX program, employees who have a tuition remission benefit for their children at their home institution can apply to receive the same benefit at participating Jesuit colleges and universities, should there be space available, and the student meets that school's requirements for FACHEX applicants.
It is important to realize that FACHEX awards tend to be extremely limited in number, and highly competitive. As a result, there are no guarantees to employees that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX benefit at the institution of their choice.
Eligibility requirements are determined by each institution. Employees should refer to their faculty or staff handbooks to learn if this is a benefit for which they are eligible. At Creighton University, an employee must meet the 100% tuition remission level for his/her child to be eligible to apply for FACHEX. (See Human Resources for complete criteria and information.)
It is also important to realize that each institution sets their own rules about how students are selected to receive a FACHEX award and it is the parent?s responsibility to research what is required and follow any applicable deadlines/policies. Many schools use academic achievement as a determining factor, and will only consider incoming first-year applicants.
When awarded, FACHEX covers only tuition for eight full-time semesters (fall and spring) or until the bachelor?s degree is completed, whichever comes first. Any additional expenses incurred by the student, such as fees, room, board, travel related expenses, or books, are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student's family.
Application Process for Eligible Employees of Creighton University:
1. By December 1, the Creighton University employee submits the FACHEX application to the Registrar?s Office (Creighton Hall, Room 226).
2. Once the parent's eligibility is confirmed with Human Resources, certification of the student?s FACHEX eligibility is sent to the FACHEX Coordinator of the college(s) the student is interested. Certification only means the student is eligible for a FACHEX award; it is not a guarantee of an award. If a student cannot be certified, the Registrar?s Office will notify the employee.
3. The student must apply to the college(s) in which he/she is interested, following each institution?s application procedures and deadlines. (It is recommended that the student or parent contact the Admissions Office or FACHEX Coordinator at the desired school(s) to see about any special admissions dates that need to be followed. It is not uncommon for institutions to encourage FACHEX applicants to apply for Early Action, so it is the responsibility of the student/parent to find out this information, and follow those admission guidelines.)
4. After admission decisions have been made, the Admissions Office or FACHEX Coordinator at the other institutions(s) informs the student whether or not he/she will be offered a FACHEX award. Please be aware that decisions by each participating institution are done on their own time frame. However, most schools wait until after March 1 to award FACHEX.
5. Once a FACHEX award is accepted, the employee should notify the Registrar?s Office to say which school the student will be attending.
6. Every year the student is in the FACHEX program, the employee must request to be re-certified by completing the FACHEX Application for Renewal.
Application Process for Employees of Participating Institutions With Children Applying to Creighton University:
1. Employees at participating universities will follow the deadline and application procedures set by the FACHEX Coordinator at their home institutions.
2. After the Coordinator at the home institution confirms the parent's eligibility, she/he will certify the student?s eligibility to the FACHEX Coordinator at Creighton University.
3. Beginning August 1, but no later than the Priority Scholarship Deadline (see the Admissions Office for specific date), the student applies to Creighton University. FACHEX is typically awarded only to incoming first-year students.
4. After admission decisions have been made, the Creighton Admissions Office will inform the student of whether or not he/she will be offered a FACHEX award. FACHEX decisions are typically made after March 1.
5. Students awarded FACHEX must maintain at least a 2.3 grade point average at Creighton University and their parent must continue to be eligible for this benefit at the participating institution.