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Consortium Agreements

Normally, your financial aid is processed to help pay for your costs at one school. A consortium agreement allows you to enroll at two schools at the same time and receive financial aid to help pay for costs at both schools.

There are two types of consortium agreements at Wright State University:

  1. Financial Aid Consortium Agreement
  2. SOCHE Consortium/Cross-Registration

Financial Aid Consortium Agreement

A financial aid consortium agreement is a contract between you, a home school (the school from which you plan to graduate) and a visiting school (the school you’d like to “visit” and transfer credits back to your home school for degree/certificate completion). It allows your home school to award and disburse your financial aid for a specific enrollment period (such as a term, like Fall or Spring) to help pay for costs you may incur because you are enrolled at a visiting school.

Financial aid consortium agreements are typically useful when you are a grant or scholarship recipient who is enrolled less than full-time at your home school, but your combined credit hours at your home school and visiting school put you at full-time enrollment status.  If you are already a full-time student at WSU (12 or more credit hours), this agreement is not necessary and will not be processed.

Schedule an appointment with your Wright State Academic Advisor to complete Section II of the Consortium Agreement form. Your financial aid and scholarship awards may be reduced or canceled as a result of a financial aid consortium agreement.

Wright State as Home School

If you are pursuing your degree from Wright State University, Wright State University is your home school. To request a financial aid consortium agreement between Wright State University and your visiting school, you must complete and return a Consortium Agreement Request Form (located under the Appeal & Petition Forms heading) to Raider Connect. Forms are available by term (e.g., Fall, Spring, or Summer) and must be submitted by the applicable deadline date. 

Upon receipt of your consortium agreement request form, the Office of Financial Aid will draft an agreement between Wright State University and your visiting school. The agreement will then be sent directly to your visiting school for approval. If approved, the Office of Financial Aid will review your financial aid and disburse eligible awards to your student account based upon your combined registered credit hours at Wright State University and your visiting school. See our Important Dates page for disbursement dates. Your financial aid will pay towards your balance at Wright State University first. If any financial aid remains after paying your balance at Wright State University, it will be refunded to you. You may use this refund to pay towards your balance at the visiting school or repay yourself for any out of pocket expenses incurred to cover your balance at the visiting school. If your visiting school’s bill is due prior to receiving your aid, you should make payment arrangements with your visiting school to avoid any penalties. It is your responsibility to pay your visiting’s schools bill.

Once you have completed your classes at the visiting school, you must submit a copy of your official transcript from the visiting school to Wright State University.

Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Responsibilities/Conditions

Students submitting a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement with Wright State University as the home school, must agree to the following conditions:

  • The student is responsible to pay my tuition and fees at the Visiting School by their fee payment deadline date.
  • Completion of a consortium agreement does not guarantee the receipt of additional financial aid resources for the term or that my financial aid will cover my full balance at WSU or the Visiting School.
  • WSU is the home school. WSU will award financial aid and apply financial aid first towards tuition, fees, and other charges at WSU. Any remaining balance will be refunded by the Bursar.
  • If awarded the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG), WSU Need-Based Grant, and/or a WSU scholarship, the award could be reduced or eliminated.
  • The student must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours at WSU for this consortium agreement to be processed.
  • The student will only enroll in courses at the Visiting School which are approved by the WSU academic advisor.
  • The student will not be eligible for financial aid for any courses not approved by the student's WSU academic advisor.
  • The student will allow WSU and Visiting School to share information regarding admissions, registration, billing, academics, financial aid, and any information shared on this form when necessary to complete the consortium agreement and maintain compliance with Title IV regulations.
  • The consortium agreement will not be processed if the student has a past due balance at WSU.
  • The student must currently meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements at both WSU and the Visiting School.
  • WSU limits each student to two financial aid consortium agreements with WSU as the home school. Any additional requests for a financial aid consortium agreement with WSU as the home school will not be accepted.
  • The student will request an official transcript be sent from the Visiting School to Undergraduate Admissions upon completion of the semester.
  • The student will notify Raider Connect of changes to the approved courses in Section II of this agreement, including: (1) not enrolling in the course(s), (2) substituting a different course, or (3) dropping or withdrawing from a course(s).

Wright State as Visiting School

If you are pursuing your degree or certificate at another school, then Wright State University is your visiting school. You should contact your home school to discuss your consortium agreement options. Your home school will determine your financial aid eligibility and should forward proposed agreements to Raider Connect. Agreements will be completed by the Office of Financial Aid and returned to your home school by fax or mail.

You are responsible for making payments towards any balance owed to Wright State University by applicable deadline dates. Visit the Office of the Bursar website for more information about fee payment. You may also contact Raider Connect to discuss your payment options.

Failing to make on-time payment of your Wright State University balance may result in the cancellation of your Wright State courses or the assignment of late fees.  If your registration is subject to cancelation and your home school will be sending payment in full to Wright State University on your behalf but not until after your fee payment deadline, your visiting school may request Wright State University hold your registration. To do so, your home school must send a written request to Raider Connect that includes your name and University ID (UID), the payment amount, and the date the payment will be made. The request should be sent no later than one week prior to your fee payment deadline and may be sent to Raider Connect by mail or by fax to (937) 775-4410.

If your home school will be sending payment directly to Wright State University, your home school should include your name and UID on all correspondence and send payment, payable to Wright State University, to:

Wright State University
Office of the Bursar
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435