Financial Aid

Consortium Agreement

To receive Federal Financial Aid while attending two schools a Consortium Agreement must be completed. 

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Consortium Agreement - LCSC parent Institution

Admission:
  • Apply/reapply for admission to LCSC at www.lcsc.edu/admissions if you haven’t already.
  • If you are not a current student at the other institution (visiting institution), you need to apply/reapply for admission as a non-degree seeking student. 
Financial Aid:
  • Federal aid may only be disbursed through one institution per semester.  As an LCSC degree seeking student, LCSC is the parent institution (the other institution is the visiting institution) and your financial aid is to be administered by LCSC.
  • Apply for admission and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of LCSC financial aid.  LCSC’s FAFSA school code is 001621.
  • Your LCSC and other institution credits will be combined to calculate enrollment, but you must have at least 6 credits at LCSC to receive financial aid from LCSC.  Students who qualify for institutionally-funded scholarships from LCSC must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 LCSC credits. 
  • Complete a Consortium Agreement Form if you are registered less than full time at LCSC.  The form is located at www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-forms.
Registration at Another Institution:
  • You are considered a non-degree seeking student at the visiting institution.  Please contact their Registrar’s Office for policies regarding the number of credits you are allowed to register for and the maximum credits you can receive without declaring a major.
  • After you receive an admission letter or email from the visiting institution, view class schedules and register for your classes. 
  • If you are taking a class at the visiting institution that requires a pre-requisite, you must bring a copy of your LCSC unofficial transcript to the visiting institution to verify you have satisfied the pre-requisite.
Paying Your Fees:
  • Please note that students are required to pay fees to the visiting institution and LCSC separately. 
  • LCSC fees can be paid at the Cashier’s Window, outside the Controller’s Office, or on WarriorWeb.  They must be paid by the 5th day of classes (for Fall and Spring semesters).  Please contact the visiting institution to find out fee payment deadlines and payment options.
  • Professors at the visiting institution will need to confirm your attendance via email to finaid@lcsc.edu before funds are posted to your Student Account.
  • LCSC tuition and fees will be paid prior to any disbursements.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP):
  • You must successfully pass at least 6 credits at LCSC in order to remain in compliance with SAP.
  • You must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • You must earn passing grades in at least 67%  of the credits listed on your transcript.
At the End of the Semester:
  • Have an official transcript from your visiting institution sent to LCSC’s Registrar’s Office. 
  • Remember that your signature and a payment is ALWAYS required to release your transcript from any institution. 

Consortium Agreement - LCSC visiting Institution

Admission:
  • Apply/reapply for admission at your home school if you haven’t already.
  • If you are not a current LCSC student, you need to apply/reapply for admissions as a non-degree seeking student at www.lcsc.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:
  • Federal aid may only be disbursed through one institution per semester.  If you have a consortium agreement with another institution, the institution with which you are seeking a degree is the parent institution (LCSC is the visiting institution) and your financial aid is to be administered by the parent institution.
  • Apply for admission and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the Priority Deadline set by the parent institution to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid.  You can contact the institution for their FAFSA school code.  You do not need to add LCSC as a school on your FAFSA.
  • Typically your parent institution credits and your LCSC credits will be combined to calculate enrollment, but you must contact the parent institution to verify the number of credits you must be registered for at their institution in order to receive financial aid.   Requirements for scholarship eligibility can vary as well.
  • Complete a Consortium Agreement Form from your parent institution if you are registered less than full-time at the parent institution.
Registration at LCSC:
  • As a non-degree seeking student at LC, you can enroll up to 11 credits per semester and you are limited to a total of 30 credits at LCSC.  If you earn more than 30 credits from LCSC, you will be required to declare a major (and apply as a degree-seeking student).
  • After you receive an admission letter or email, you may view the class schedule and register for classes online at www.lcsc.edu/warriorweb.
  • If you are taking a class at LCSC that requires a pre-requisite, you must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript from your parent institution to the LCSC Registrar’s Office to verify you have satisfied the pre-requisite. 
Paying Your Fees:
  • Please note that students are required to pay fees to the parent institution and LCSC separately. 
  • LCSC fees can be paid at the Cashier’s Window, outside the Controller’s Office, or on WarriorWeb.  They must be paid by the 5th day of classes (for Fall and Spring semesters).  Please contact the parent institution to find out fee payment deadlines and payment options.
Satisfactory academic progress (sap):
  • Be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your parent institution for their policy.
  • Continued eligibility will  be determined by the parent institution.
At the End of the Semester:
  • Have an official LCSC transcript sent to the parent institution’s Admission Office. 
  • Remember that your signature and payment is ALWAYS required to release your transcript from any institution.