Consortium Agreement

What is the Consortium Agreement?

The consortium agreement form is for Iowa State University (ISU) students enrolled in less than 12 semester credit hours requesting financial aid to cover credits being taken both at ISU and at another institution, in the same semester.

  • It is strongly encouraged that students completing a consortium agreement are registered for all courses at both the host institution and ISU prior the start of that specified ISU term. If this action does not occur, not all credits may  be counted towards federal aid eligibility. Questions regarding this process can be directed to:

  • ISU students are responsible for any expenses (i.e., tuition, fees, books) charged by the other (host) institution prior to when ISU financial aid is disbursed/available. The ISU student’s financial aid will not be disbursed until the Office of Student Financial Aid receives the Consortium Agreement completed by all parties (but not prior to approved disbursement dates).

  • A transcript of the classes for which the student is receiving financial aid must be sent to Iowa State University Admissions Office and show on the student’s permanent record before another consortium agreement will be reviewed. Future disbursement of aid will be held until a transcript is received.

Filling Out a Consortium Agreement

The Office of Student Financial Aid is now processing Consortium Agreements through Adobe Sign. The traditional process remains the same, but all parties involved are prompted to complete their portion of the form through the Adobe Sign process via email.

The ISU student must initiate the process by completing the Adobe Sign form below. To start, click continue on the bottom of the form, then the yellow start arrow.

Office of Student Financial Aid
0210 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011-2103

Phone: (515) 294-2223
Fax: (515) 294-0851