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Concurrent Enrollment

If you are a financial aid recipient at FIU and enroll for a course(s) at another institution, you may be eligible for an adjustment to your FIU financial aid award. Only course-work acceptable as transfer credits, toward completion of a degree at FIU, will be considered.

If you enroll for classes at Miami-Dade College or Broward College while also enrolled less than full-time at FIU and wish to have those credits counted as part of your total enrollment for financial aid purposes, you must complete and submit a "Concurrent Enrollment Agreement", by the last day to pay for tuition and fees at FIU. Only coursework acceptable as transfer credit toward the completion of a Bachelor's degree at FIU and approved by an academic advisor will be considered.

Steps

  1. Complete a Transient Student Application at FloridaShines.org.
    • When completing the Transient Student Application, in order for financial aid to be considered, you must make the appropriate selections on the application.
    • If you are attending a University outside of Florida, then you must submit an official memo from your FIU academic advisor confirming that the transient courses are approved and will transfer over to FIU as credits toward your degree.
  2. Register for your approved transient courses.
    • Financial aid for approved courses cannot be released until after official enrollment has been reported. Enrollment is reported by the host institution to the Federal Clearinghouse a few business days after the last day of enrollment to add/drop a course(s).
  3. You must first pay for your transient course(s) in order for the home institution to validate and release any eligible aid.
  4. Before the last day to pay semester fees/tuition at FIU, submit the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement form to FIU Financial Aid Office with the appropriate documentation from the steps above.

Processing

  1. After courses begin at FIU, your financial aid will automatically adjust for the FIU enrollment only. Any balance in your account that results from this automatic adjustment must be paid before the tuition payment deadline.
  2. After the host institution reports and confirms transient enrollment, then your FIU financial aid will be adjusted to reflect your overall concurrent enrollment and eligible award. Any refunds that result from this adjustment, will then be processed.
    • A hold will be placed on your FIU account until the final step has been completed.

After Completing Concurrent Semester

  1. After term grades have posted, you are to submit Official Transcripts from your host institution to your home institution to process your transfer credits. Once your transferred credits are processed by your home institution, you are to print and submit FIU Unofficial Transcript to the FIU Financial Aid Office, highlighting the applicable transferred course.
    • Failure to follow these steps and failure to submit the appropriate documentation will result in cancellation of your financial aid.
    • Unofficial transcripts from Host Institution will not be accepted by the FIU Financial Aid Office. Only submit FIU unofficial transcripts to FIU Financial Aid Office.

Keep in Mind

  • All documentation must be submitted before the last day to pay tuition and fees at FIU. Please allow 3-4 weeks for Consortium/Transient Agreements to be verified and processed between both home and host institution after the add/drop date.
  • Students cannot receive financial aid from two institutions at the same time. Students should only receive aid from their home institution. If a host institution has awarded you aid, then you must decline the award(s). Failure to adhere to these regulations will result in the cancellation of financial aid.
  • Since you are concurrently enrolled for courses at FIU, your financial aid will automatically be adjusted to reflect your FIU enrollment when semester disbursements begin. If this adjustment decreases your aid eligibility resulting in an unpaid balance, then you are financial liable for payment until your Concurrent Enrollment Agreement is processed. Concurrent Enrollment Agreements will only be processed if all documentation is submitted before required deadline, and after host institution has reported transient enrollment to the Federal Clearinghouse. Once the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement is processed, eligible students may receive a refund for the revised amount that they are eligible for their total FIU and concurrent enrollment.
  • All Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) criteria must be met and is applicable to aid awarded during concurrent enrollment. All transient courses must be transferred over to FIU and processed to reflect on FIU transcripts. If proof of course completion is not submitted after term grades post, then any allocated funds for the term are subjected to be cancelled and payable by the student to FIU.
  • Bright Futures Scholarship recipients: Your scholarship disbursement amount will be contingent upon the rate per credit hour at the eligible host institution.
  • Stafford Loan recipients: If requirements are met for a loan disbursement, your loan(s) may automatically disburse with FIU enrollment of at least half-time.

 


Consortium (Transient) Enrollment

If you are only enrolling at an institution other than FIU (your "home" institution), or you are enrolled less than full time at FIU while taking courses at another institution other than Miami-Dade College or Broward College and you wish to receive financial aid, you must provide the following documentation to FIU Financial Aid Office.

Steps

  1. Complete a Transient Student Application at FloridaShines.org (only if you are attending another State university in Florida).
    • When completing the Transient Student Application, in order for financial aid to be considered, you must make the appropriate selections on the application.
    • If you are attending a University outside of Florida, then you must submit an official memo from your FIU academic advisor to confirm that the transient courses are approved and will transfer over to FIU as credits towards your degree.
  2. Register for your approved transient courses.
    • Financial aid for approved courses cannot be released until after official enrollment has been reported. Enrollment is reported by the host institution to the Federal Clearinghouse a few business days after the last day of enrollment to add/drop a course(s).
  3. You must first pay for your transient course(s) in order for the home institution to validate and release any eligible aid.
  4. Complete the Consortium Agreement.
    • Consortium Agreement form along with all required documents must be submitted by the last day to pay tuition and fees at FIU for the term.
    • Only the student section of this form is to be completed by the student, and then submitted to the FIU Financial Aid Office. The FIU Financial Aid Office will then request for the host institution to electronically complete the host section of this form.
  5. After the host institution reports and confirms transient enrollment, then your FIU financial aid will be adjusted to reflect your enrollment and eligible award. Any refunds that result from this adjustment, will then be processed.
    • A hold will be placed on your FIU account until the final step has been completed.

After Completing Consortium Semester

  1. After term grades have posted, you are to submit Official Transcripts from your host institution to your home institution to process your transfer credits. Once your transferred credits are processed by your home institution, you are to print and submit FIU Unofficial Transcript to the FIU Financial Aid Office, highlighting the applicable transferred course(s).
    • Failure to follow these steps and failure to submit the appropriate documentation will result in cancellation of your financial aid.

Keep in Mind

  • All documentation must be submitted before completion of the term you are enrolled as a transient student. Please allow 3-4 weeks for Consortium transient Agreements to be verified and processed between both home and host institution after the add/drop date.
  • Students CANNOT receive financial aid from two institutions at the same time. Students should only receive aid from their home institution.  If a host institution has awarded you aid, then you must decline the award(s). Failure to adhere to these regulations will result in the cancellation of financial aid.
  • Since you are enrolled for courses outside of FIU, your financial aid remains pending even after the semester disbursements begin. Until your financial aid is processed, you are financially liable for any payments that your host institution requires until your Consortium Agreement is processed. Consortium Agreements will only be processed if all documentation is submitted before required deadlines, and after host institution has reported transient enrollment to the Federal Clearinghouse. Once the Consortium Agreement is processed, eligible students may receive a refund for the amount that they are eligible for their transient enrollment.
  • All Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) criteria must be met and is applicable to aid awarded during transient enrollment. All transient courses must be transferred to FIU and processed to reflect on FIU transcripts. If proof of course completion is not submitted after term grades post, any allocated funds for the term are subject to be cancellation and payable by the student to FIU.
  • Financial aid is subject to cost of attendance reported by host institution. 

 


Study Abroad

As an FIU student participating in the International Student Exchange or FIU Study Abroad programs, you may use your financial aid for your study abroad program. This includes state and institutional scholarships, as well as Pell Grant, student loans, and all other financial aid. Students may also use Florida Prepaid benefits to pay for part of the tuition for study abroad programs.

Generally, the FIU Office of Study Abroad will notify the FIU Financial Aid Office when a student is studying abroad. Please consult with Office of Study Abroad first. 

To learn more visit Study Abroad Financial Aid.

Keep in Mind

  • Your study abroad programs may run on academic calendars that are different from the FIU academic calendar. Please keep in mind that your financial aid will disburse in accordance with the FIU academic calendar.
  • If you are participating in a Summer study abroad program and you are planning to use some of your summer financial aid to help cover your expenses, please keep in mind that for most programs you will need to pay out of pocket for your program fees during the Spring semester and then wait for your Summer aid to disburse in order to receive any refund monies that are due to you for the Summer.
  • All study abroad programs are for credit.  This means that your academic performance on the program may affect your eligibility to receive financial aid, as you are required to make the same academic progress as you would if you were enrolled in regular FIU courses.
  • FIU Students on FIU Approved Programs: If you are participating in a study abroad program offered by another institution or provider and you are planning to use your financial aid, you must schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Office of Study Abroad to discuss your study abroad plans and to initiate an approval process for your program.

 


National Student Exchange (NSE)

As an FIU student participating in the National Student Exchange program, you may use your financial aid for your study abroad program.

If you are participating in this program, receipt of financial aid will depend on the "Plan" selected by you in consultation with the NSE Program Coordinator in the Honors College. If you select the plan where FIU will be the granting institution, the Honors College will provide a list of participants to the Financial Aid Office.

All of the above programs must adhere to all the federal regulations required for awarding and disbursing of financial aid (e.g: enrollment, satisfactory academic progress (SAP), etc.).

What is the cost?

  • FIU's tuition and fees (Plan B) OR Your host school's in-state tuition and fees (Plan A)
  • Room & board, and transportation to and from host campus
  • Non-refundable NSE application fee

What are the financial conditions?

* In general, students exchanging under Plan A apply for financial aid from their Host campus, and students exchanging under B apply through FIU.

Last updated: January 24, 2019