During the course of your academic career at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), you may want to take a course(s) at another institution and transfer the course(s) back to your degree program at UMUC. This can be accomplished through a Consortium Agreement and you may be eligible to receive financial aid.
This Consortium Agreement is a contract between two colleges/universities that recognizes your registration at each location for financial aid purposes. It also certifies only one of the two institutions can administer Title IV and State financial aid.
This Consortium Agreement refers to the two colleges/universities as the “Home Campus” and the “Host Campus:”
The Home Institution is the school where the student is fully matriculated and from which he/she will earn a degree.
The Host Institution is where the student temporarily takes courses, whose credits will be transferred back to his/her “Home Campus.”
There are specific guidelines you must meet to complete this process.
- You must be a degree-seeking student at UMUC.
- You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and add the UMUC School code 011644.
- You will need to complete a Letter of Permission (LOP) form to take course(s) at the Host institution. An LOP is required for each course you wish to transfer to UMUC. Both undergraduate and graduate students must contact their academic advisor to begin the process.
- If you transfer to UMUC, you will be required to provide your academic advisor with official transcript(s) to determine which credits will apply to your UMUC degree.
- You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- You must complete Section I of the Consortium Agreement Contract and forward the form to the Host institution’s Financial Aid Office for completion of Section II.
- You should follow-up with your academic advisor and the Host institution to make sure the LOP and the Consortium Agreement Contract were forwarded to the UMUC Financial Aid Office.
- Once the Financial Aid Office receives all required documents, your aid will be evaluated.
- If you have questions regarding this process, please click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below.