Lindsey Sobeck is Case Western Reserve University's Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer and works with CWRU employees to submit the Tuition Exchange applications to the school(s) to which the employees' dependents are applying or currently enrolled.


Call 216.368.4530 
Email lindsey.sobeck@case.edu
Contact the Office of Financial Aid (/financialaid/about-office).


Dependents of Faculty/Staff from Case Western Reserve (Exports)

Tuition Exchange Scholarships cover either full tuition, one-half tuition for a non-resident at a public institution or a rate set by the Tuition Exchange. They may not cover special fees, course overloads, or room and board charges. Private institutions that charge more than $42,000 annually for tuition are permitted to award less than their full tuition, but not less than the set rate of $42,000 annually.

Who is eligible?

Tuition Exchange is available to first-time first-year, transfer and continuing students without a bachelor’s degree who meet the dependent child criteria defined in the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit requirements. 

Eligibility will be determined based on continuous, full-time, benefits-eligible service at CWRU.

Are all eligible students guaranteed a scholarship?

Tuition Exchange Scholarships are not guaranteed, nor is admission guaranteed at member institutions. Eligible dependent students of CWRU faculty and staff will be evaluated for admission and awarded Tuition Exchange Scholarships based on the criteria of the university to which they are applying.

How many semesters does the scholarship cover?

Tuition Exchange Scholarships certified by Case Western Reserve University typically cover four years or eight semesters of undergraduate education, but this should be confirmed by the host college or university. Dependent children are eligible to receive up to eight combined semesters of Tuition Exchange Scholarship and Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit, so utilization of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship reduces a dependent child's benefit available under the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit program.

Application Procedure

The Tuition Exchange website is currently under construction. More information on the new site and new process will be released in Fall 2024 once that information becomes available.

Scholarship Renewal

Host institution retention policies take priority over CWRU policies. The employee must maintain eligibility for 100 percent CWRU dependent tuition benefit and maintain continuous employment at CWRU. Tuition Exchange eligibility is for up to four years within a five-year period that begins with the first semester of scholarship.

A student who does not use the Tuition Exchange Scholarship for three consecutive semesters shall forfeit eligibility and must reapply for certification.

A student awarded the Tuition Exchange Scholarship must meet the minimum academic standards of the school attended for continuation of the award, and the student must abide by all regulations of the institution of enrollment.

Continued receipt of the scholarship requires an annual certification of eligibility by CWRU to the host institution. If there is a change in the student’s enrollment (i.e. withdrawal from classes, early graduation, etc.) the CWRU employee must notify the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer at Case Western Reserve University.

The annual certification will be completed in the summer. The Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer will confirm the parent’s continued eligibility with Human Resources and contact the recipient of a Tuition Exchange Scholarship to confirm the student’s continued undergraduate enrollment at the host school. If the student’s school requires earlier notification, the student or parent must contact the Office of Human Resources and the Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer.

If an employee ceases to be employed by Case Western Reserve University while the dependent is receiving a Tuition Exchange Scholarship from another institution, the student will retain the award for the academic year. The student’s eligibility will terminate at the conclusion of the academic year.

Questions concerning the Tuition Exchange Program should be directed to the Office of University Financial Aid at financialaid@case.edu or 216.368.4530.

Questions concerning employee eligibility should be directed to Benefits Administration at askhr@case.edu or 216.368-6964.