Students who are accepted in a financial aid eligible program at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and are considering taking one or more courses at another school that apply towards their degree at CVTC or are part of an interwoven program, may request a consortium agreement between the schools. Since students are unable to receive financial aid from two schools during the same term, a consortium agreement allows the school at which the student is seeking his/her degree (the "home school") to combine credits from all schools (the "visiting school") and pay financial aid based on the total.
Not all students who take courses at another school will need to request a consortium agreement. For some students, the combination of credits will not increase the amount of their financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you are considering requesting a consortium agreement.
The following conditions must be met to be eligible for a consortium agreement:
The student must be seeking a degree in a financial aid eligible program at CVTC, and the course(s) taken at the other school must apply towards the student's program degree at CVTC or be a part of an interwoven program agreement.
The student must complete the registration process at the visiting school and pay for classes with their own resources.
The student must complete and sign the "student" section of the Consortium Agreement Request and attach a copy of their "visiting school" schedule. View the Consortium Agreement Request form on the Financial Aid Forms page.
The student must have the "counselor" section of the Consortium Agreement Request completed and signed by a CVTC counselor.
The student must submit the signed Consortium Agreement Request, with copy of schedule attached, to the CVTC Financial Aid Office by the first Friday of the term.
Upon receipt of the above items, a Consortium Agreement will be created between CVTC and each school listed on the Consortium Agreement Request.
Credits will not be added to the student's enrollment status until the Consortium Agreement is signed by both participating schools.
Enrollment and budget information will be exchanged between schools to determine the student's eligibility, calculate financial aid awards, disburse funds, monitor satisfactory progress, and distribute any refund/repayment.
The student must inform the CVTC Financial Aid Office if they drop or withdraw from any course covered by this Consortium Agreement Request.
At the end of the term the student is responsible for providing the CVTC Financial Aid Office with either an official or unofficial transcript from the "visiting school".
If an official transcript is provided, the CVTC Financial Aid Office will confirm grades and forward the official transcript to the Registrar's Office for inclusion in the student's academic record.
Failure to submit grades at the end of the term will make the student ineligible for future aid.
If verification of enrollment is needed for an insurance company or other outside agency, the combined credit enrollment status will be used.