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Consortium Agreements:

A consortium agreement allows a student to receive financial aid at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) for coursework taken at another institution (visited institution) if the coursework is applicable to his/her specific degree program of study at SCSU.

Students taking coursework at another MnSCU school:

  • Complete the MnSCU Consortium Agreement. This form is for students attending MnSCU schools only.
  • Have a cumulative SCSU GPA of 2.50 or higher and completed 24 or more SCSU credits. An exception to these requirements may be made for a student completing final coursework toward an AA degree at the same time s/he is taking courses at SCSU toward a bachelor's degree.
  • Courses must fit into an eligible course of study at St. Cloud State University.
  • Have applied for financial aid at SCSU for the period that a consortium agreement is being requested.
  • Be in compliance with SCSU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for financial aid recipients.
  • Must show a change in financial aid award eligibility by having the consortium course(s) approved. If the course(s) does not change financial aid award eligibility, the student can transfer in the course(s) once the course(s) is completed.
  • This form must be completed and submitted to the SCSU Financial Aid Office by the 45th calendar day of the semester for the requested term to be considered for approval. We recommend that this be completed and returned by the first day of the semester.

Students taking coursework at a non-MnSCU school have additional criteria that need to be met in order to be eligible for a consortium agreement. A student attending a non-MnSCU school must meet these conditions:

  • Complete the Non-MnSCU Consortium Agreement. This form is for students attending non-MnSCU schools only.
  • Have a cumulative SCSU GPA of 2.50 or higher and completed 24 or more SCSU credits. An exception to these requirements may be made for a student completing final coursework toward an AA degree at the same time s/he is taking courses at SCSU toward a bachelor's degree.
  • Courses must fit into an eligible course of study at St. Cloud State University.
  • Have applied for financial aid at SCSU for the period that a consortium agreement is being requested.
  • Be in compliance with SCSU’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for financial aid recipients.
  • Must show a change in financial aid award eligibility by having the consortium course(s) approved. If the course(s) does not change financial aid award eligibility, the student can transfer in the course(s) once the course(s) is completed.
  • Submit the completed consortium agreement form to the SCSU Financial Aid Office prior to the end of the drop period for the term you are requesting the agreement. This form is available by contacting the SCSU Financial Aid Office.

For both MnSCU and non-MnSCU consortium agreements, SCSU does not pay the other school, it is your (the student) responsibility to pay the other school. St. Cloud State will process the financial aid based on credits at St. Cloud State and those accepted in the agreement for the other school. The aid you receive is first applied to your St. Cloud State account. Any overage, if there is one, is sent to you. It is your responsibility to use this overage to pay the other school for the courses taken at the other school . St. Cloud State will not pay the other school for you.

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