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Financial Aid

Consortium Agreements

The purpose of a consortium agreement is to allow J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College students to take courses at another college and have those courses count toward their financial aid eligibility at Reynolds. All courses taken at another college MUST count towards your degree at Reynolds and be approved before any aid can be disbursed. Consortium agreements are done on a semester by semester basis for each student.

Sequential Steps in the Process:

1. Decide which course(s) to take at the host school.
2. Complete the student information portion of the Consortium Form and list the courses you plan to take.
3. Meet with your advisor to ensure the courses will transfer and count toward your degree or certificate and have him/her sign the advisor portion of the Consortium Form.
4. Send the form to the host school financial aid office for appropriate signatures. Follow up with the host school. Make sure the official at the host school certifies your enrollment as soon as possible after their drop/add period.
5. Check with Reynolds Community College’s Office of Financial Aid approximately two weeks after drop/add. We will process any aid increases after receiving the completed Consortium Form from the host school.
6. At the end of the semester, request official transcripts from host school to be sent to Reynolds Community College.

Please Note: Unfortunately we do not have a way to send your aid to the host school. So, you are responsible for paying for the tuition and books at the host school from your own funds. Your aid will be disbursed at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and you can reimburse yourself from that aid if there are additional funds remaining once your Reynolds tuition/fees and book charges have been paid.

The table below lists the people involved in the Consortium Process and their responsibilities:

Person

Responsibilities


Student

• Initiates the process by downloading the Consortium Form from Reynolds Financial Aid website
• Completes the form and ensures it gets to the Host School for processing
• Follows up with Host School
• Pays for Tuition and Fees at the Host School from personal funds
• Attends classes
• Requests Official Transcripts from the Host School after the end of the semester.


Host School

• Financial Aid representative at Host School processes the form AFTER end of drop period, with help from their Records Office staff if needed
• Sends form to Reynolds when processed
• Agrees not to process financial aid
• Reports any changes in enrollment
• Records office sends official transcripts (at student request) to Reynolds at the end of the semester


Reynolds Advisor

• Works with student to ensure Host School classes will transfer and fit into unmet degree requirements
• Signs the Advisor section of the Consortium Form


Reynolds Financial Aid Staff

• Helps student and advisor with any questions about the process
• Provides Consortium Form
• Accepts completed Consortium Form (with all signatures) from Host School and uses the information to adjust the enrollment status and awards as necessary.

 

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
P.O. Box 85622
Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Phone: (804) 523-5137
Fax: (804) 371-3739