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FACHEX For Boston College Employees

administered through the benefits office

Thank you for your interest in the FACHEX program. As described in the overview section, FACHEX is an undergraduate tuition remission program for children of current full time faculty, administrators, and staff. 

Through the FACHEX program, current employees who have the tuition remission benefit for their children at Boston College, (by completing at least five years of continuous full time service), can apply to receive the same benefit at participating Jesuit Universities if there is space available, and their child meets that school's requirements for FACHEX applicants. It is important to realize, however, that FACHEX awards are highly competitive both in terms of space and selectivity. As a result, there are no guarantees to the children of any given faculty or staff member that they will be able to utilize the FACHEX benefit at the institution of their choice.

Special Note: If you are a current employee of Boston College, and your child wishes to come to BC, that process is covered through the standard Tuition Remission process, not FACHEX.  

Current Employees Seeking the FACHEX Benefit for their Child Who Will Begin their Freshman Undergraduate Careers in the Fall of 2014 MUST do the Following: 

1. After September 1st, but before December 15th, the parent employed at Boston College must complete the FACHEX Certification Form and return it to the Benefits Office (benefits@bc.edu).

Once the parent's employment eligibility is verified, the Benefits Office will e-mail certification to the FACHEX Coordinator of the school(s) to which their child is applying, certifying the child's eligibility to participate in that school's FACHEX program, should a position be available.

If you miss the December 15th Deadline, the Benefits Office will only process a late Certification if you contact the FACHEX Coordinator at the receiving school FIRST to see if they will still accept it.  Many Schools WILL NOT, and it is your responsibility to find that information out.  BC will not aid in this process, and can not take responsibility for an employee failing to meet the established deadlines of other schools in the program. 

2. Have your child apply for admission to the desired participating FACHEX school(s). You, or your child, should also contact the FACHEX Coordinator at your desired school(s) to see if there are any special admissions dates or requirements to follow. It is not uncommon for an institution to require FACHEX applicants to apply for Early Action admission, or to make completion of a specific field on the admission application mandatory for FACHEX applicants, so it is the responsibility of the applicant to follow those rules.  The Benefits Office is not available to advise on other schools policies.

Once a certification has been sent out by the Benefits Office, any communication regarding the FACHEX award will happen directly between the FACHEX Coordinator at the school(s) to which the child has applied, and the child or child's family. Boston College will not aid in this process.

Important Reminders:

- A FACHEX certification does not qualify your child for admission, nor does an offer of admission mean an automatic FACHEX award. A FACHEX determination will only be made by the participating institution after a child has been accepted for admission, and the child has been certified as eligible to participate in the program.

- FACHEX, if offered, only covers 4 years of continuous full time undergraduate study during the traditional fall and spring semesters.  It is not available for part time study or for individual course remuneration.

- A FACHEX award, if granted, only covers tuition. Any additional expenses incurred by the student such as room, board, fees, travel related expenses, or books, are the sole responsibility of the student and/or the student's family.

- If a child is granted FACHEX at a participating institution, the parent is expected to maintain their respective employment and FACHEX eligibility at Boston College. Should a parent terminate their employment and/or subsequently fail to maintain FACHEX eligibility at Boston College, the student’s FACHEX award will be terminated by the participating institution.

Additional Questions? - Refer to the FAQ Section