Cornell College offers tuition remission and tuition exchange benefits  through the Cornell faculty/staff remission program, the Associate Colleges of the Midwest tuition remission program, and The Tuition Exchange program.


Benefit waiting periods for qualified dependents of full-time employees:

  • Dependent children: two (2) years for Tuition Remission or Tuition Exchange
  • Spouse or domestic partner: two (2) years for Tuition Remission. Tuition Exchange is not available for spouses or domestic partners.
  • Employees hired with at least six (6) years of continuous services at another institution of higher education: Immediate eligibility for Dependent Children, Spouse or Domestic Partner in Tuition Remission and for Dependent Children in Tuition Exchange.
  • Other exclusions may apply, please view the Employee Handbook for additional eligibility requirements.

Faculty/Staff Remission Eligibility Application

All employees that have a student that would like to participate in any of the tuition remission programs must complete the Cornell College Remission Eligibility Application for the student's first-year of participation. Please complete and submit the application to the Office of Financial Assistance by November 15, 2017. 

This is the same form you will use to indicate if your student is interested in attending Cornell through the Faculty/Staff remission program.  There is no fee associated with this program.

If your student is interested in participating in the ACM Remission or National Tuition exchange program please follow instructions below.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Tuition Remission Exchange Program Information

What colleges participate in the ACM tuition exchange?

  • Beloit College
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Coe College
  • Lawrence University
  • Ripon College
  • Colorado College
  • Luther College
  • Cornell College
  • Macalester College
  • Grinnell College
  • Monmouth College

Policies may vary among colleges, so explore the college's policies on eligibility, financial aid requirements, and housing information before finalizing your choice. 

Please complete The Applicant's Certificate of Eligibility form and submit a check payable to ACM for $25.00 to the Office of Financial Aid by November 15, 2017. 

National Tuition Exchange Program

Cornell remains a participant in The Tuition Exchange program; however it is important to note that the  “Import/Export” balance requirement of this program must be met by both Cornell AND the importing institution.  Notification of a student’s ability to import to their desired institution may not be announced until March 2018, if not later.  A list of participating institutions can be found on The Tuition Exchange website, by selecting Families, then Tuition Exchange School Search.

If your student plan’s to apply to a college through The Tuition Exchange program, please complete the online EZ Application  no later than November 15, 2017.  No payment is due now, however there is a $40 participation fee that will be collected next summer.

This summary is not intended to be a complete description of your benefits.  Please consult Human Resources and/or Financial Assistance directly for additional details including plan limitations and exclusions. The master plan documents will prevail.