Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange Program

The University of St. Thomas offers the Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE) Program to eligible dependents of faculty and staff employees. The CCCTE Program provides undergraduate tuition remission to approximately 70 participating Catholic colleges and universities throughout the United States. Remission benefits available at the receiving (host) institution are based on the benefits offered to the employees at the host institution.  In most cases the benefits include full tuition for undergraduate courses.  The current CCCTE directory is the official statement of the specific benefit offered by each institution.  For more information about the CCCTE and to view the remission benefit provided at each member school go to


The employee must be employed at St. Thomas for three or more consecutive years in a full-time (1.0 FTE) regular position.  The student must be a naturally born or adopted child or stepchild up to the age of 26.  Union employees should consult their collective bargaining agreement to determine if their dependents are eligible to participate. The dependent is eligible to apply for the CCCTE tuition remission benefit beginning the semester following the eligible employee’s third consecutive year of full-time employment. The dependent must also be admitted to a full-time undergraduate program and be selected as a CCCTE tuition remission recipient by a member institution. 

Application Process

The employee may submit the completed CCCTE Certification Agreement to Human Resources at any time, but the priority date for submission is March 1 for the following academic year. This document is available on the HR website; a hard copy can also be obtained from Human Resources.  After Human Resources certifies the applicant’s eligibility, the CCCTE Certification Agreement will be sent to the host school and CCCTE for consideration.  

Remission Limitations

The host school, in its sole discretion, determines if remission will be provided to the dependent, the value of the remission benefit, and specific requirements, if any, to receive and maintain the remission benefit. Some host schools limit the number of recipients to just a few new students each year.  An eligible dependent who is awarded the remission benefit will be re-certified each year for the remission benefit for up to four consecutive years of full-time enrollment at the host school.

Additional Information

See the CCCTE Program Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the program or contact Human Resources at (651) 962-6520 or