For questions about studying abroad and how to arrange the program, please contact our exchange student coordinator. You can refer to the Exchange and Study Abroad section of the UAS website for general information, or their page for Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships for financial aid information.
Two or more institutions may enter into a consortium or contractual agreement so that a student can continue to receive FSA funds while studying at school or organization other than his or her "home" school. (The home school is the one that will grant the student's degree or certificate).
A consortium agreement can apply to all FSA programs. Under a consortium agreement, students may take courses at a school other than the home school and have those courses count toward the degree or certificate at the home school. A student can only receive FSA assistance for courses that are applicable to the student's certificate or degree program.
In a consortium agreement there is no limit on the portion of the eligible program that may be provided by eligible schools other than the home school. Agreement contents can vary widely and will depend upon the interests of the schools involved and the accrediting or state agency standards. The Department does not dictate the format of the agreement (which can be executed by several different offices) or where the agreement is kept. However, the following information should be included in all agreements:
- the school that will grant the degree or certificate;
- the student's tuition, fees, and room and board costs at each school;
- the student's enrollment status at each school;
- the school that will be responsible for disbursing aid and monitoring student eligibility; and
- the procedures for calculating awards, disbursing aid, monitoring satisfactory progress and other student eligibility requirements, keeping records, and distributing FSA refunds.