Consortium Agreement Policies
APSU as the Home School
- APSU will award, disburse, and monitor compliance with APSU policies and procedures.
- Financial aid is disbursed according to the APSU disbursement schedule.
- It is the student’s responsibility to pay all charges due to the host school. If tuition
and fees are due at the host school prior to financial aid being disbursed to the
student’s account at APSU, it is his or her responsibility to pay the host school.
- Host school will verify enrollment, tuition and fees, and room and board costs, course
descriptions, and changes in enrollment status.
- Host school will NOT award student federal financial aid.
- Student must be enrolled and accepted for admission as a degree seeking student at
APSU. Student must enroll as a “transient” student at the host school.
- Consortium Agreement Form with sections completed by student, host school and the APSU Office of the Registrar
must be on file with Student Financial Aid prior to completion of the consortium.
- Student is required to enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours at APSU for the entire
term (this does not include summer terms) in order to receive financial aid. Consortiums
will not be processed for students who are not enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit
hours at APSU during the fall or spring terms other than for those enrolled in a two
plus two program or documented special circumstances where it is necessary for the
student to enroll less than half time at APSU.
- APSU will process consortiums as home school when a student is not enrolled in the
minimum 6 credit hours required by policy when the following conditions exist:
- Two-Plus-Two programs: Partnerships between a two-year school and a four-year school
that facilitates a student completing the last two years of his or her four-year degree
at the home school.
- Student submits a letter from an academic advisor verifying a legitimate need for
the student to enroll less than half time at APSU.
- An APSU academic advisor or Registrar Office staff must certify coursework at the
host institution is applicable to the APSU degree plan.
- Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines for APSU. Courses taken at the host school are treated the same
as APSU courses for SAP.
- Student is required to send an academic transcript to the Admissions Office at APSU
upon completion of the term of this agreement. A hold will be placed on future financial
aid until the transcript is received and reviewed.
- If student drops or withdraws from a course(s), normal repayment policies apply.
- If the consortium is for a summer term(s), the student must complete the APSU Summer
Financial Aid Application. All regular documents required for federal aid processing
must be on file in the Student Financial Aid Office prior to awarding federal aid.
- A student’s cost of attendance (COA) is calculated using actual tuition and fees at
the host school as well as APSU (if applicable), and all other APSU budget components
no matter if the student is solely enrolled at the host or both at the host and APSU.
APSU as the Host School
- Students must contact their home institution to discuss consortium policies and determine
if their financial aid office will enter into a consortium agreement with APSU. The
consortium must be initiated at the home school.
- Students entering into a consortium agreement with APSU as the host school must be
admitted to APSU as a transient student.
- As the host school, APSU will defer fees up to the amount of funds the other school
confirms the student will receive. Students must contact their home school to request
an email be sent to the Student Financial Aid Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the amount of aid the student will receive.