2020-2021 Catalog

Attending More Than One School Concurrently

The Financial Aid Office can often support financial aid recipients who take classes at other colleges to meet graduation requirements at BCC.

By participating in Consortium Agreements:

  • BCC can combine credits taken at a host institution with credits taken at BCC in the same term to determine the amount of aid the student is eligible to receive for that term. For example, with a Consortium, a financial aid recipient taking 9 credits at BCC and 3 credits at another college during the same term can be considered a full-time student for the purpose of receiving financial aid at BCC.
  • In certain circumstances, BCC may also disburse financial aid to a student who is not registered for any credits at BCC in a given term but who is matriculated at BCC and will transfer credits from a host institution to meet graduation requirements at BCC.

Consortium forms are available at the Financial Aid Office and must be completed by the student and forwarded to the financial aid office at the host school for processing. The Consortium is intended to prevent students from receiving financial aid at more than one school at a time and does so by determining which school is the student’s home institution where financial aid can be awarded versus the host institution, where financial aid cannot be awarded.

Students enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credits) at their home institution generally do not benefit from a Consortium as they are already receiving 100% of their aid.

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain pre-approval from their academic advisor to take one or more classes at another institution for transfer back to BCC.