To receive Federal Financial Aid while attending two schools for the same semester, a Consortium Agreement must be completed.

LC State Home Institution

  • Apply/reapply for admission to LC State with Admissions if you haven't already.
  • If you are not a current student at the other institution (host institution), you need to apply/reapply for admission as a non-degree seeking student.

  • Federal aid may only be disbursed through one institution per semester. As an LC State degree seeking student, LC State is the home institution (the other institution is the host institution) and your financial aid is administered by LC State.
  • Apply for admission and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of LC State financial aid. LC State's Federal FAFSA school code is 001621.
  • Your LC State and other institution credits will be combined to calculate enrollment. You must have at least 6 credits at LC State to receive financial aid from LC State. Students who qualify for institutionally-funded scholarships from LC State must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 LC State credits.
  • Complete a Consortium Agreement Form if you are registered less than full time at LC State.

  • You are considered a non-degree seeking student at the host 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 host institution, view class schedules and register for your classes.
  • If you are taking a class at the host institution that requires a prerequisite, you must bring a copy of your LC State unofficial transcript to the host institution to verify you have satisfied the prerequisite.

  • Please note that students are required to pay fees to the host institution and LC State separately.
  • LC State 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 host institution to find out fee payment deadlines and payment options.
  • Professors at the host institution will need to confirm your participation via email to [email protected] before funds are posted to your Student Account.  The email should include your name, course title and date of class participation
  • LC State tuition and fees will be paid prior to any disbursements.

  • You must successfully pass at least 6 credits at LC State 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.
  • You must not have exceeded the maximum number of credits allowed for your degree.

  • Have an official transcript from your host institution sent to LC State's Registrar's Office.
  • Remember that your signature and a payment is ALWAYS required to release your transcript from any institution.

LC State Host Institution

  • Apply/reapply for admission at your home school if you haven't already.
  • If you are not a current LC State student, you need to apply/reapply for admissions as a non-degree seeking student with Admissions.

  • 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 home institution (LC State is the host institution) and your financial aid is to be administered by the home institution.
  • Apply for admission and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the Priority Deadline set by the home institution to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid. You can contact the institution for their Federal FAFSA school code. You do not need to add LC State as a school on your FAFSA.
  • Typically your home institution credits and your LC State credits will be combined to calculate enrollment, but you must contact the home 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 home institution if you are registered less than full-time at the home institution.

  • As a non-degree seeking student at LC State, you can enroll up to 11 credits per semester and you are limited to a total of 30 LC State credits. If you earn more than 30 credits from LC State, 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 on WarriorWeb.
  • If you are taking a class at LC State that requires a prerequisite, you must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript from your home institution to the LC State Registrar's Office to verify you have satisfied the prerequisite.

  • Please note that students are required to pay fees to the home institution and LC State separately.
  • LC State 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 home institution to find out fee payment deadlines and payment options.

  • Be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home institution for their policy.
  • Continued eligibility will be determined by the home institution.

  • Have an official LC State transcript sent to the home institution's Registrar's Office.
  • Remember that your signature and payment is ALWAYS required to release your transcript from any institution.