CIC–TEP is a network of CIC member colleges and universities that are willing to accept as students, tuition-free, full-time employees and their family members. Each participating institution in the network agrees to import a limited number of students on the same admission basis as they accept all other students, without regard to the number of students it exports.
CIC–TEP began almost 40 years ago when a small group of member presidents suggested that CIC create a program with minimal rules and low fees that they could offer as a benefit to employees. Today, nearly 440 colleges and universities (roughly two-thirds of all CIC Members) from 47 states and seven countries are participating. Over the decades, tens of thousands of employees and their spouses and dependents have been able to attend college tuition-free.