You may be able to take classes at another institution and still receive aid from UT. This requires a consortium agreement.
To be considered, you must be enrolled in a minimum of nine hours in a degree seeking program at UT Knoxville and be eligible for aid. Plus, you must be enrolled as a transient student at the institution where you wish to take classes other than UT Knoxville.
Not all schools will recognize a consortium agreement so you should consider this before completing one.
In order to have the consortium agreement processed you must:
- Submit a copy of your host school schedule for the term you intend to use aid through the consortium agreement.
- Submit a copy of how the courses will transfer back to UT Knoxville. You should look at UT’s course equivalency tables to see if your college is listed.
- Provide a name, phone number, and fax number of someone at the host school’s Financial Aid Office.
- Bring all documentation to One Stop to complete the consortium agreement.
Excess financial aid disbursements for summer are standard for all students. We are unable to disburse excess aid prior to the date established in the One Stop calendar. Students need to make arrangements to pay the host institution by the established deadlines and be reimbursed by any excess financial aid you may receive from UT.
All financial aid resources received from UT must be used to pay any costs charged by the host institution (may include tuition, fees, room and/or board).
Students who use the consortium agreement are required to have final transcripts sent back to UTK within 90 days of the completion of the term. Aid for future semesters will be placed on hold until the transcripts have been received and evaluated.
Students who do not meet UT’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are not eligible for a consortium.
HOPE Scholarship Consortium Agreements
If you do not qualify for a UT consortium, you may still be eligible to receive the HOPE Scholarship. Please contact One Stop for more information on how to complete the TELS Consortium Agreement between Eligible Postsecondary Institution form.
HOPE Consortium Agreements must be submitted by the date listed in the HOPE Consortium packet available at One Stop.
HOPE awards are prorated based on the number of hours a student is enrolled and based on the HOST institution eligibility. Award amounts at community colleges are lower than the awards at four-year institutions such as UT.
Students who use the consortium agreement are required to have final transcripts sent back to UT Knoxville within 90 days of the completion of the term. Aid for future semesters will be placed on hold until the transcripts have been received and evaluated.