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Dependent Tuition Waiver Benefit and Enrollment Options 101 Event Information

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Thank you to all of the presenters who made this event possible. Also, thank you to the guests who braved the rain.  SAC has gathered the answers to the questions that people had for the presenters.  Please see them in the FAQ's below.  If you have question related to the presentation, see below the appropriate contact.



Tuition Waiver Benefit

Renita Bundy, Human Resources

Undergraduate Admission

Valerie Calenda

School of Professional Advancement Admission

Don Jones

Transition from School of Professional Advancement to Newcomb Tulane College

Andrew Martinez, Associate Dean, Newcomb Tulane College


Tuition Exchange

Cherie Plaideau
(504) 865-5723

Financial Aid

(504) 865-5723


Important Enrollment/ Admission Information

Admission of a dependent to the Tulane University Undergraduate Program, the School of Professional Advancement, or the Tuition Exchange is NOT an automatic benefit of employment at Tulane University.  Please see the presentation above and contact the appropriate department to understand the requirements for admission.

If your dependent is considering applying to the Undergraduate Program, please follow the tips below from the Director of Admissions, Jeff Schiffman.

• Don’t phone in this application!
• Consider a formal campus visit/Admission tour.
• Apply early (Early Decision or Early Action).
• Take advantage of an alumni interview.
• Prepare and take the SAT and ACT multiple times by October of senior year.
• Thoroughly complete the application for admission (optional statement, activities) .
• Maintain contact with New Orleans/Tulane Dependent Admission Counselor .
• Read the blog – lots of great tips on there.


Visit the Undergraduate Admission Site for Complete Requirements for Louisiana Applicants. 



  • Is there a tax liability for receiving a dependent tuition waiver benefit?



  • Are there dependent tuition waiver benefits for graduate classes or degree programs?



  • Is dual enrollment (HS student taking Tulane college courses) really covered by the tuition waiver benefit?



  • Does the tuition waiver cover study abroad? Can the student choose schools with no relation to Tulane?

The tuition waiver benefit can be used for study abroad when the student goes on a Tulane program.


  • Are there any limits on how many waivers a student can receive (ie: must graduate in 4 years)?

No, there is no limit on number of semesters for undergraduate courses.


  • For the tuition exchange program, does a kid of faculty/ staff from the university where my kid wants to go need to come to Tulane?

Not necessarily.  The exchange refers to an overall number of import students versus export students.  We are not required to have an exchange with a specific member school in order for a scholarship to be offered.  However, the school of interest may include that criteria as part of their own policy for scholarship selection. 


  • If a dependent chooses to apply early action to NTC through Undergraduate Admission in November, if the student is not admitted, is there still time to apply to SoPA for the fall?

Yes, all final admission notifications are made by April 1 regarding applications for full-time study at NTC.  The SoPA deadline is typically in early August.


  • Is there ever an option for a dependent in SoPa to live in Tulane residence halls?