The Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program (FACHEX) is an undergraduate tuition remission program for the children of full-time faculty, administration and staff of the participating institutions. With FACHEX, children eligible for tuition remission at their home institution (parent's employer) can receive the same benefit from one of the 26 other participating Jesuit schools. See below to learn more.
Information for Holy Cross Employees
In order for your child to be considered for FACHEX at another Jesuit school, our Holy Cross coordinator will need to inform that school of his or her eligibility. Please download and fill out this form; then you may either save it as a PDF and email it to Lynn Verrecchia, or mail it to her in the Holy Cross Admissions Office.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Jesuit universities and colleges participate in the program?
Twenty-seven of the twenty-eight Jesuit schools participate in FACHEX:
- Boston College
- Canisius College
- College of the Holy Cross
- Creighton University
- Fairfield University
- Fordham University
- Gonzaga University
- John Carroll University
- LeMoyne College
- Loyola University Maryland
- Loyola Marymount University
- Loyola University Chicago
- Loyola University New Orleans
- Marquette University
- Regis University
- Rockhurst College
- St. Joseph’s University
- St. Louis University
- St. Peter’s College
- Santa Clara University
- Seattle University
- Spring Hill College
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of San Francisco
- University of Scranton
- Wheeling Jesuit College
- Xavier University
Who is eligible?
The “home” institution determines eligibility requirements, but, in addition to full-time faculty, usually the children of retired or deceased faculty members are also eligible. The general principle is: If the “home” institution grants a full-tuition remission to the child, then the child is eligible for the FACHEX benefit. In most cases eligibility is more restrictive for FACHEX than for the “home” benefits.
Is the benefit for tuition only?
Yes. Students participating in the program are expected to pay all fees and room and board charges assigned by the “receiving” institution. Generally, the tuition remission pertains to the regular session only. Under certain circumstances, the “receiving” institution may grant waivers for summer session tuition. Also, the benefits pertain to full-time students only. It is up to the “receiving” institution to determine whether it will be more liberal than the terms listed above.
A student may attend for less than the four years normally required for an undergraduate degree. Also, a student may apply for any of the four usual undergraduate years; the “receiving” institution, however, may give preference to students intending to spend four years at the “receiving” institution.
Is a FACHEX award guaranteed at all participating institutions?
No. The number of FACHEX spaces is limited at each institution and can be very competitive. Each institution has autonomy over the method used to determine who receives FACHEX. In general the following items can improve a student’s standing: strong academic record, early date of admission, and early date of notification that the student is eligible for FACHEX.
What are restrictions to the FACHEX program?
Not all Jesuit colleges participate in the FACHEX Program, and there are some program restrictions (e.g., health sciences, nursing, and study abroad programs are often excluded). No school is obligated to enroll more than three FACHEX students over the number it sends out. Hence, at times, one or more participating colleges may have no openings, and it may be impossible to predict when openings will occur. Colleges do, however, aim to inform FACHEX applicants of their status by May 15.
The FACHEX award will only continue as long as the parent/guardian is employed by Holy Cross.
What is the procedure for seeking FACHEX?
- Notify the Holy Cross FACHEX coordinator that your son/daughter is interested in the FACHEX program. The notification should include the following information: Student’s name, address, phone number, year of entrance, name of employee that qualifies for the benefit and the school(s) the student is interested in attending. Please see FACHEX application form which is available here (online) or in the admissions and personnel offices. The FACHEX coordinator notifies the receiving institution in writing of the student’s eligibility.
- Apply for admission to the participating institutions of his/her choice. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to all admissions deadlines at the individual institutions.
- Once an enrollment decision has been made, notify the Holy Cross FACHEX coordinator.
Who is the current Holy Cross FACHEX coordinator?
Associate Director of Admissions
Dependent Tuition Remission
Full‐time employees who have been employed continuously for at least seven years are eligible for the tuition benefit for their dependent children who are matriculated, degree‐seeking students at Holy Cross. Students must meet the admissions requirements for acceptance to the College.
Students must be formally admitted, enrolled full‐time and maintain good standing at Holy Cross. (*Upon submitting an application, prospective students are advised to alert the admissions department of their child/dependent-of-a-Holy Cross-employee status and that they may be eligible for the dependent tuition remission benefit.) The tuition benefit is available for a maximum of eight semesters. The benefit covers the cost of tuition, but it does not cover the cost of housing, books and other fees.