Faculty and Staff Children Exchange (FACHEX) Program

The Faculty and Staff Children Exchange Program (FACHEX) is an undergraduate tuition remission (scholarship) program for the children of full-time faculty, administration, and staff of the participating institutions. FACHEX allows dependents eligible for tuition remission at their home institution (parent's employer) to be considered for a scholarship at one of the 26 participating Jesuit institutions. Each institution is responsible for determining admission and scholarship decisions, and neither admission nor receipt of a FACHEX scholarship is guaranteed. 

FACHEX recipients must enroll full-time as undergraduates and be dependents of an employee certified by Human Resources as eligible for 100% tuition remission at Holy Cross.


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Information for Holy Cross Employees  |  Information for Employees of other Jesuit Institutions  |  Participating Institutions

FACHEX for Holy Cross Employees (Outgoing Students)

Dependents of full‐time employees who have been employed at Holy Cross continuously for at least seven years are eligible for FACHEX scholarship consideration.

Students must meet the admission requirements for acceptance to the receiving institution. Eligibility to participate in the FACHEX Program does not qualify a student for admission. FACHEX is a scholarship program, not a benefit, and FACHEX is not guaranteed for all admitted students. Each institution is responsible for determining admission and scholarship decisions.

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. The benefit covers the cost of tuition, but it does not cover the cost of housing, books, and other fees.

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. Generally, the following items can improve a student’s standing: strong academic record, a carefully completed application, and early submission of the application.

Information regarding all educational opportunities for dependents of Holy Cross employees can be found on the Human Resources website.


Procedure for Seeking FACHEX

  1. Employees should complete the FACHEX EZ Online Application. The FACHEX coordinator, Lynn Verrecchia (lverrecc@holycross.edu) will confirm eligibility with the Office of Human Resources, and notify the receiving institution of the student's eligibility. In the field requesting the last 4 digits of the student's SSN, please use any 4-digit number in lieu of SSN.
  2. Apply for admission to the participating institutions of his/her choice. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to all admission deadlines at the individual institutions.
  3. Once an enrollment decision has been made, notify the Holy Cross FACHEX coordinator, Lynn Verrecchia.

Note: The dependent of a Holy Cross employee applying to Holy Cross is not FACHEX, and they should not list Holy Cross on their FACHEX EZ Application. Instead, they should indicate the parent or guardian's employer as College of the Holy Cross on the Common Application or Coalition Application and also answer "yes" to the employee parent or guardian question on the Holy Cross portion of the application.

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FACHEX for Employees of Other Jesuit Universities (Incoming Students)

Employees of other Jesuit universities should submit the FACHEX EZ Online Application. The FACHEX Coordinator at your institution will submit proof of your eligibility via the Tuition Exchange platform. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the FACHEX Coordinator or Human Resources contact at your home institution. 

Your dependent student should apply to Holy Cross via the Common Application or Coalition Application. Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision applicants are eligible for FACHEX consideration. Early Decision applicants should consider the binding nature of an Early Decision commitment prior to applying. If the FACHEX award will play a major role in the final enrollment decision, the student should apply via Regular Decision.

Application Plan Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision
Application Deadline November 15 January 15 January 15
Decision Notification December 15 February 15 Mid-March

We strongly encourage you to complete the FAFSA and the CSS Profile to complete the financial aid process. It is in your best interest to file these applications so that we may provide you with an estimated financial aid offer in the event you do not receive a FACHEX award.

FACHEX decisions for all applicants (including Early Decision) will be released in the middle of March, in tandem with Regular Decision notification. Holy Cross typically receives 30-50 applications from FACHEX-eligible students. Three scholarships are offered per year. We will maintain a waitlist and notify Admitted students promptly of any change in their FACHEX status.

If you receive a FACHEX Scholarship, it will supersede any other financial aid offer provided by the College of the Holy Cross.  This scholarship is offered to students for up to four years, or a maximum of eight semesters.  The scholarship is renewable provided that the student’s parent remain employed at their home institution.  Recipients must maintain good academic progress and a satisfactory disciplinary record.

The value of the FACHEX Scholarship is equal to the amount charged for tuition only.  Students are expected to pay all fees, housing, and meal charges. Students may use the FACHEX Scholarship to participate in approved Holy Cross study abroad programs during the academic year.

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Institutions Participating in the Faculty Children Exchange Program

  1. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Early Action Admission required)
  2. Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
  3. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
  4. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  5. Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
  6. Fordham University, Fordham Road, Bronx, New York
  7. Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  8. John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
  9. LeMoyne College, LeMoyne Heights, Syracuse, New York 
  10. Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland
  11. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  12. Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  13. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  14. Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  15. Regis College, Denver, Colorado
  16. Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri
  17. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California (Early Action Admission Required)
  18. St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  19. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  20. St. Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey
  21. Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
  22. Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama
  23. University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  24. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  25. University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 
  26. Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio 

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