Federal regulations restrict the receipt of financial aid funds to attendance at one institution. Under certain conditions, students may be concurrently enrolled at two or more institutions, but may only receive aid at one institution. The first consideration should be to determine the “Home” school. The Home school is the college at which the student will be receiving all of their aid for a given term. The other college is referred to as the “Host” college. Most schools (as does PCC) require that a student be enrolled for at least 6 credits before they will allow the student to declare it as a Home school. If for example, a student is enrolled at PCC for 6 credits and 3 credits at another college, by completing a Consortium Form for that term, PCC will consider the student to be enrolled for 9 credits. This will allow the student to be paid at the 3/4 time aid level rather than the ½ time level. The same could apply in reverse. A student taking 6 credits at another (home) college, and 3 credits at PCC (host) could be considered ¾ time at the other college. The following considerations apply.
- The Consortium Form must be completed each term.
- The Consortium Form must be obtained from the college that will serve as the Home institution
- The Consortium Form must be signed by the Host financial aid office prior to being submitted to the Home institution.
- At the end of each term, students must submit grades to the Home college from the Host college to determine that the student has maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. Agreements cannot be processed the same day submitted.