If you plan to take courses at TU and another institution during the same semester, we might be able to use a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement to process your aid for that semester based on your combined semester units at both schools. (Aid regulations prohibit students from receiving federal or state aid payments from two different schools during the same semester, but they do allow one school to process all your aid.)
The number of units you need to take each semester depends on what kind of aid you receive. Please review these financial aid unit requirements. If you won't have enough TU units to meet your unit requirements, complete this Financial Aid Consortium Agreement process to ask us to add your additional credits at the other institution.
First, TU must approve your request to take classes at another institution and apply them toward your TU degree. You must also confirm that your host school participates in the financial aid Consortium Agreement process. Schools are not required to participate in this process. If your host school will not sign the Consortium Agreement, then we can't consider those credits when we disburse your financial aid.
You don't need to request a Consortium Agreement or any other aid adjustments for courses taken through the following Special Registration Exchange Programs: Inter-Institutional Registration and Baltimore Student Exchange Program, National Student Exchange Program (NSE), or Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
TU billing and financial aid processes will already automatically include the tuition and fee charges and units for these courses. Please do not complete a Transfer Petition Form with the Academic Standards Committee for transfer approval for these special programs. See the links above for application, registration, course approval and contact information.
If you are attending the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) you must request a Consortium Agreement because UMGC does not participate in the Inter-Institutional registration program.
You also don't need to complete this Consortium Agreement process or complete any of the Steps in Part 1 below for courses taken at our community college partners for the Nursing Associate to Bachelor's Degree or Physician Assistant programs. TU will automatically process your financial aid based on your TU units and placeholder courses for your community college units. Your TU bill will not include any of your community college charges and TU will not submit any aid payments to your community college. Your aid disbursement process will be similar to steps 2 through 6 in Part 2 below.
Complete these steps to begin this process.
If you have questions about this financial aid process, please contact TU Financial Aid Advisor, Sarah Selby, at 410-704-4236 or sselby AT_TOWSON.
If you have questions about the transfer petition approval process, please contact Academic Standards and Policies in the Registrar’s Office at 410-704-4351 or asc AT_TOWSON.