What is a consortium?
A Consortium Agreement is a written, formal agreement between two institutions eligible to participate in Title IV Federal funding programs.
This funding may include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized and other loan, grant, and work programs developed to assist students in paying for a higher education.
The Consortium Agreement allows a student to enroll in courses at another institution while working toward a degree or certificate from Washington State University (WSU).
The agreement would state that WSU, as the Home Institution, another eligible institution, as the Host Institution, and the participating student have worked together to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities involved in a Consortium Agreement.
If the student is not enrolled full-time at WSU and is eligible to receive grants, the credits added by the consortium agreement may increase the student’s grant eligibility.