Consortium Agreement Policy
Under a consortium agreement, one institution serves as the student's "home" while another institution serves as the student's "host." The home institution is the institution where the student is enrolled in a degree program. It is also the institution that:
- determines financial aid eligibility,
- awards financial aid,
- and disburses financial aid to the student.
The host institution is the institution where the student is taking part of his or her program requirements (course work) that will, upon completion, be transferred to the home institution. The host institution does not process or provide any financial aid for the student.
For the purpose of a consortium agreement, Kansas State University assumes the role of the home institution and any other institution in the agreement assumes the role of the host institution.
Note: Requesting a consortium agreement because the course is easier and/or the course is less expensive at another institution are not allowable reasons for granting a consortium agreement.