Occasionally students may want to spend a semester at Pellissippi State while maintaining enrollment at another university and transfer the hours earned back to their home university. Or students enroll simultaneously at a university and Pellissippi State during a semester and want to combine the hours enrolled at both institutions to qualify for financial aid. Both are made possible through a consortium agreement.
A consortium agreement is a contract between two colleges/universities that recognize the registration of a student at each site for financial aid purposes. The consortium agreement certifies that only one of the two colleges/universities will administer Title IV financial aid for the student. The consortium agreement refers to the two colleges/universities as the “Home School” and the “Host School.” The “Home School” is the school where the student is fully admitted and from which he/she will get a degree. The “Host School” (Pellissippi State) is where the student temporarily takes courses, whose credits will be transferred back to his/her “Home School.” Financial Aid is administered by the “Home School” to cover the tuition and fees incurred at both the Home and Host Schools. Pellissippi State is never the "Home School.”
To begin the consortium agreement process, please contact your Home School’s Financial Aid office or refer to their website. All specific financial aid questions should be directed to your Home School's Financial Aid office.
Volunteer Bridge Program Consortium Agreement
Links to Area Colleges/Univerisites Consortium Agreement Information:
- Austin Peay State Univeristy
- East Tennessee State University
- Middle Tennessee State University
- Univsersity of Tennessee in Chattanooga
- University of Tennessee in Knoxville
- Carson-Newman University
- King University
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Maryville College
- Tennessee Wesleyan College
- Tusculum College