Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Consortium Agreements

Consortium Agreements are an option for students that are taking courses at another institution but still intend to graduate from UNI. The purpose of a consortium agreement is to ensure you are eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid based on enrollment at more than one school. If you're unsure whether or not you need to complete a consortium agreement, please contact our office. To complete a consortium agreement, please schedule an appointment


  • Once you have completed the appointment, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will send 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.

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