A Consortium Agreement is a contract between the student, the University of Connecticut (UConn) and another college (Host school). The agreement allows the Office of Student Financial Aid Services to process financial aid based on the combined registered credits at both colleges for a given semester. In order for all credits to be taken into consideration, a Consortium Agreement must be in place between UConn and the Host school. The process for obtaining a Consortium Agreement is as follows:
- All financial aid recipients who plan to complete their enrollment at UConn by registering for additional courses at another institution must submit a Request for Consortium Agreement Form. A Consortium Agreement will not be required or approved for a student who is enrolled full-time at UConn. At least six credits must be taken at UConn for the consortium semester.
- The course(s) taken at the other institution(s) must transfer back to UConn as a required course in the student’s program. The student’s advisor will document this by completing the advisor section of the Request for Consortium Agreement Form.
- To ensure timely processing of the Consortium request students are strongly encouraged to submit the form prior to the start of the Consortium semester, as the completed Agreement must be in place by the last day of Add/Drop.
- The Office of Student Financial Aid Services will notify the student via UConn email regarding the approval or denial of the request.
- If the request for a Consortium Agreement is approved, the Consortium Agreement will be sent to the Host School to be completed and returned. The completed Consortium Agreement must be returned by the Host school to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services before UConn’s last day of Add/Drop for the Consortium semester. Consortium Agreements received after this date may not be processed.
- Once the completed Consortium Agreement is returned, it will be reviewed and the student’s financial aid will be revised to reflect the student’s enrollment at the Host school. Financial aid revisions based on the student’s total enrollment will not be evaluated before the completed Consortium Agreement is received and approved by UConn.
- Financial Aid funds will first be applied to the UConn semester fee bill. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange payment for classes taken at the Host Institution(s), as well as any UConn charges not covered by the revised financial aid.
- The Office of Student Financial Aid Services will verify actual student enrollment at the Host school as of the Fixed Enrollment date (10th day of class) at UConn and every 30 days thereafter during the consortium semester.
- Student must request transfer of Host credits by contacting the UConn Office of Admissions within 2 weeks of completing the class(es).
- If the request for a consortium agreement is denied, the student’s financial aid will be based on his/her enrollment as of UConn’s Fixed Enrollment date (10th day of class).
For additional information regarding consortium agreements, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. A member of the client services staff will assist you.