FACHEX Guidelines for Employees of Other Institutions (IMPORTS)

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FACHEX Program

Fairfield University is a participant in the Faculty and Staff Children Exchange (FACHEX) Program which is sponsored by 27 Jesuit colleges and universities. Through this program, the dependent children of faculty, administrators and staff who are eligible for tuition remission at their own Jesuit institutions may be granted tuition remission at one of the participating FACHEX schools.

Procedures for admission to Fairfield University under FACHEX

  • Faculty, administrators and staff should obtain certification of eligibility for FACHEX from their home institution. The FACHEX coordinator will confirm benefits eligibility then notify Fairfield University’s FACHEX contact. December 15 is the last day Fairfield will accept FACHEX certification letters for the following fall.
  • Students must apply for admission to Fairfield University within the published deadlines (November 1 for Early Action; November 15 for Early Decision; January 15 for Regular Decision). A FACHEX determination will be made after the student is certified as eligible AND has been accepted for admission. FACHEX certification does not qualify the student for admission nor does an offer of admission guarantee a FACHEX award.
  • Applicants requesting FACHEX consideration should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by January 1. Since FACHEX awards are extremely limited, other forms of financial aid may make it possible to attend Fairfield University if a FACHEX benefit is not offered.


  • Award decisions are made by an inter-departmental committee and are based on academic achievement.
  • FACHEX benefits are available only to new freshmen. A continuing student FACHEX wait list is not maintained.
  • FACHEX awards are extremely limited in number and, therefore, highly competitive in terms of both space and selectivity. Typically 2-4 FACHEX benefits are awarded annually from a pool in excess of 60 applications.
  • The FACHEX benefit provides the annual cost of full-time undergraduate tuition at Fairfield University. It does not cover part time, summer school, graduate tuition, study abroad, room and board, books, travel related expenses, applicable fees or other costs of attending Fairfield University. The FACHEX award will void all institutional scholarships and grants previously awarded. However, privately funded scholarships not awarded by Fairfield University will not reduce a FACHEX benefit, nor will Federal need-based aid.
  • After all admission decisions have been made, Fairfield University will inform FACHEX applicants of their status by April 1.
  • Students must remain academically eligible to return to Fairfield University and continue to be eligible for tuition remission from their home campus.

Please address any additional questions to Fairfield University's contact for import students:

Gail McGrath, FACHEX Coordinator - Incoming Students
(203) 254-4100 ext. 2285