This agreement allows you to receive financial aid for courses taken at another school which are required as part of your degree program at ETSU.
Consortium agreement application and instructions
Who is eligible for a Consortium Agreement?
- Those in need of a class that is not offered at ETSU for that semester.
- Those that need a class that has a schedule conflict at ETSU with another required course for the degree program.
Reasons that a Consortium Agreement cannot be approved:
- If you are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at ETSU. You will already be receiving the maximum amount of financial aid available to you.
- If you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at ETSU and are only eligible for loans. You will already be receiving the maximum amount of financial aid available to you.
- The host institution is closer to where the student lives, works, etc. Some exceptions may be made for summer semesters.
- Student likes the classroom environment or professor better at the host institution.
What can I do to make sure that financial aid will be available at the beginning of the semester?
Make sure that all needed paperwork is completed and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at ETSU before the deadline for the semester of the Consortium Agreement:
- Fall - August 1
- Spring - December 15
- Summer - April 15
What can I expect at the beginning of the semester?
If all required paperwork is submitted by the consortium Agreement Deadline for the semester, then aid should be applied to your ETSU account within a few days of the first day of ETSU classes.
Things to Remember:
- The aid will have to be manually applied to the account because it is based on enrollment at two institutions.
- When the aid is received at ETSU, it will pay any tuition and fees owed at ETSU. Any remaining financial aid will be returned to you as a balance of aid.
- It is your responsibility to pay for any tuition or fees at the host institution.
- Tuition and fee payment deadlines at the host institution may not be at the same time as the deadlines at ETSU.
- Students may have to pay the fees at host institution out-of-pocket and then be reimbursed with their balance of aid from ETSU.
- It is the student's responsibility to pay the required fees at the host institution.
What will happen at the end of the semester?
A disbursement hold will be placed on your financial aid account at the end of the semester until your grades have been received from your host institution.
- You will receive a letter via email from the ETSU Office of Financial Aid reminding you that a hold has been placed on your financial aid account
- It is in your best interest to contact the ETSU Office of Financial Aid within two weeks of receiving the letter, to make sure that your transcript has been received from the host institution.
- Once received, your grades will be reviewed to see if you have met the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy
- If you have met the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, the hold will be removed
from your financial aid account
- Until the disbursement hold is removed from your account, you will not be eligible for any additional financial aid at ETSU.
What if I want to have a Consortium Agreement for more than one semester?
Consortium Agreements are valid for only one semester at a time. A new Consortium Agreement will need to be completed for each semester that you wish to participate in the Consortium Agreement program.