Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Consortium Agreements

Consortium Agreements are an option for students that are considering taking courses at another institution but still intend to graduate from UNI. It allows for students to qualify for financial aid based on enrollment from more than one institution of higher education. In order to see if you are eligible to complete a consortium agreement, please schedule an appointment.

The purpose of a consortium agreement is to ensure disbursement of the proper amount of financial aid from the "home" institution. The home institution is the school from which you expect to receive your degree. The host institution is the other school(s) you will be attending.

Consortium Agreement Frequently Asked Questions

Process:

  • Once you have completed the appointment, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will fax the Host Institution the consortium agreement form to be completed with your enrollment information.

  • The UNI Office of Admissions will confirm that the classes will apply to your degree program

  • The UNI Office of the Registrar will enroll you in a "Consortium Exchange" placeholder class for the number of credits you are enrolled at the host institution.

  • You (the student) will be responsible for paying all program fees at the host institution. UNI does not send financial aid directly to the host institution.

    • You may use a financial aid refund to pay the host institution, however, if you do not receive a refund you are still responsible to pay the other institution.

  • It is the student's responsibility to provide an official transcript to the UNI Office of Admissions once your classes are complete.