The purpose of a consortium agreement is to allow the university from which a student is seeking a degree (home institution) to consider enrollment and corresponding costs to attend another university (host institution) for either some or all semester credits. The home institution then awards and disburses financial aid for credits at both institutions. The consortium agreement further prohibits the host institution from processing financial aid for UW-River Falls students for that semester.
The host institution must be an approved Title IV school, meaning they have a federal Title IV code and can process federal financial aid. We will not approve a consortium if it is offered through a broker or agency who does not work through a Title IV school.
There are a number of parties that must complete the Consortium Agreement, so start early. The form can be opened and printed from the link above or can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.
Studying Abroad Through Another Institution
Consortium agreements from UW-River Falls students pursuing a study abroad program through another institution must secure approval of the program through the UW-River Falls Global Connections Office prior to completing the consortium agreement form.