Co-Enrollment Programs

MACC+ Consortium Program

What is a Consortium Agreement?

A Consortium Agreement is an arrangement between two institutions where the “Home” Institution will recognize your registration at the “Host” Institution for the purpose of determining federal student aid eligibility. The “Home” Institution is the school from which you will receive your degree. The “Host” Institution is the school at which you are taking additional credits for your degree. You will apply as a visiting/non-degree seeking student at the “Host” Institution.

Colleges/universities are not required to accept Consortium Agreements from other schools. If the “Host” institution does not agree to enter into a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement the “Home” Institution, then the student will be ineligible for payment of financial aid funds to the “Host” institution.

It is the student’s responsibility to work with the “Host” Institution to determine what options for payment are available. Payment to the “Host” Institution MAY be due prior to the disbursement of your financial aid at “Home” Institution. The student is ultimately responsible for payment of all charges at the “Host” Institution.

  1. Jumpstart your four-year degree while attending MACC.
  2. Apply four-year credits to your MACC degree.
  3. Utilize financial aid funds to cover four-year costs.
  4. Opportunity to assess whether the host school is the right choice for your future.
  5. Early experience/Networking with faculty and students at host school.

Student Responsibilities and Requirements:

  1. Admitted and be degree-seeking with MACC.
  2. All classes enrolled in, combined with MACC and the “Host” Institution, must be required for MACC degree.
  3. Must submit the required FAFSA and all supplemental documents requested by the MACC Financial Aid Office.
  4. Must submit the MACC+ Consortium Agreement to the “Host” Institution.
  5. Have the “Host” Institution complete their section of the MACC+ Consortium Agreement, as well as notify your lender of your enrollment status while you are a visiting student. This must be done to keep your loans in deferment.
  6. Consortium Agreement must be completed and signed by all parties and submitted to the MACC Financial Aid Office.
  7. Financial aid processed by, and received at, MACC will be applied to your balance due to MACC and any funds left will be available for you to pick-up in the Business Office at MACC.
  8. Pay the charges on your account at the “Host” Institution.
  9. Immediately notify the MACC Financial Aid Office if you drop or change classes at the “Host” Institution.
  10. Notify the MACC Financial Aid Office of any change to your enrollment during the semester (withdrawals).
  11. Provide MACC an official transcript from the “Host” Institution at the end of the semester.
  12. Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluation will be performed at the end of this semester and will include all courses enrolled in (even if the courses are not eligible for financial aid).

Students Responsibilities and Requirements:

  1. Submit a signed and completed consortium agreement from your “Home” Institution to the MACC Financial Aid Office. 
  2. Make payment to MACC once financial aid is received at your “Home” Institution.
  3. Pay any and all charges incurred through MACC and that fees and tuition must be paid in full on or before the first day of the semester unless Consortium Agreement is complete and on file.
  4. Any balance remaining after the first day of the semester is subject to a $50 late payment fee and delinquent balances are subject to additional collection costs of up to 40%.
  5. Review the following:

MACC Calendar (add/drop/refund dates)

MACC Policies & Procedures-Registration

Refunds and Consumer Information

  1. Request an official, MACC transcript be sent to your “Home” Institution at the end of the semester.

Please contact your “Home” Institution for additional information about the consortium agreement process.

Student Affairs
660-263-4100 x11270