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What is a Consortium Agreement?

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A Consortium Agreement allows you to receive certain financial aid awards at ASU based on the combined enrolled credit hours between ASU and another school. Consortium agreements assist in receiving additional financial aid, not for the deferment of loans.

You must enroll in at least half-time credits (6 credits undergraduate; 5 credits graduate) at ASU for the semester in question. Exception: Students in the ASU Nursing CEP (Concurrent Enrollment Program) with Arizona community colleges, University of Mary, and Mayo Clinic students require enrollment in at least one ASU class.  If you attend ASU Online through our partnerships with Starbucks, Uber or Aramark, we will not enter into a consortium agreement with the exception of Nursing CEP students.  ASU Law students do not require enrollment in any ASU credits but must have the class placeholder on their schedule.

If you are receiving any of the types of awards below, they will be prorated based on your ASU enrollment status only; consortium credits do not count.

  • Obama Scholar funds
  • College Attainment Grant 
  • Federal SEOG
  • Federal TEACH Grant
  • FA Trust Grant
  • University Grant
  • NAmU scholarships

ASU will not directly pay charges at another institution. Your financial aid will pay your ASU charges first and then you can use any financial aid refund to pay costs at the other school.

You must submit official academic transcripts from the other institution to ASU Admission Services within 20 days of the end of the term. Check the financial aid calendar for submission deadlines. Be sure that all sections of the form are completed before submitting to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

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