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Consortium Agreements


What is a consortium agreement?

It is an agreement between two colleges/universities that allows a student who is enrolled at two institutions at the same time to have credits from both institutions count toward the student’s enrollment at the home institution.

What are the benefits of a consortium agreement?

Students who blend their schedules between two schools under a consortium agreement generally experience a tuition savings since the classes at most of Davenport's partner schools have lower tuition costs.  Plus, the consortium agreement allows the schools to freely share information related to your classes, including grades and transcripts, which will potentially save you the effort and cost of sending transcripts to us.  Finally, because students are allowed to receive government aid at just one school at a time, consortium agreements streamline the process of directing your aid to just one school while you are still attending two.  This avoids the problem of overlapping aid that creates a lot of issues and delays when two schools try to simultaneously disburse aid for a student for the same semester.

How is my aid affected by a consortium agreement?

By blending your academic schedules between Davenport and another institution, Davenport is allowed to pay government aid (i.e. State and Federal grants, Federal Direct student loans, State and Federal scholarships, et al.) towards the credits at both institutions as if the student is taking all courses at Davenport.  However, Davenport funds (i.e. Tuition Grants, Tuition Discounts, Athletic Scholarships, Academic Scholarships, Housing Scholarships, et al.) will pay only for Davenport credits, not credits from the host school.  In essence, Davenport funds are blind to credits from the host school.  Thus, having or increasing enrollment at the host institution does not increase or otherwise affect eligibility for Davenport institutional funds.

What is the difference between a home institution and a host institution?

The home institution disburses the student’s financial aid based on the student's combined enrollment from both institutions. The home institution is the school where the student will earn their degree.

The host institution is where the student temporarily takes courses, whose credits will be transferred back to their home institution.

Am I eligible for financial aid through financial aid consortium agreements?

When a student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits at Davenport toward his or her degree and is enrolled at another institution taking classes concurrently, Davenport serves as the home institution. Students participating in a consortium agreement between Davenport University as their home school and one of Davenport's partner schools as their host school are not permitted to receive Davenport University financial aid funds for courses taken at the host school.  Financial aid funds include but are not limited to athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, general Davenport scholarships, Foundation scholarships, tuition grants, and tuition discounts.  Students are permitted to receive state and federal aid for courses taken at both the home school and the host school according to all applicable eligibility requirements.

How often do consortium agreement forms need to be submitted?

Consortium agreement forms will need to be completed by the end of the first week of each semester.  If you are attending only session 2 courses, the form will need to be completed by the end of the first week of that session.

How does Davenport receive my academic transcripts from my host school?

Host schools are notified of your participation in a consortium agreement so that they can send your transcripts to us.  In addition, at the end of each semester, Davenport will request that an official, final copy of your transcripts be sent to us.  If there are any delays in their arrival, you will have to request that transcripts be sent to Davenport's Records Office.  Receipt of your academic transcripts is necessary to ensure the preservation of the aid awarded to you under the consortium agreement.

What type of consortium agreements are offered?

Davenport University has two types of consortium agreements. The two types are Blanket and Individual. Each consortium agreement has some restrictions based on the type.

Blanket agreement – A contractual agreement between an institution and Davenport University where the host institution has formally agreed Davenport will be the home institution and disburse financial aid. Click here to complete the form.

Individual agreement – An individual agreement between an institution and Davenport University. The college signs the Individual Consortium Agreement form authorizing Davenport to be the home institution to disburse the financial aid. Click here to complete the form.

Blanket Consortium Agreements

  • Delta College

  • Gogebic Community College

  • Kirtland Community College

  • Kuyper College

  • Macomb Community College
  • Mid-Michigan Community College

  • Montcalm Community College

  • Northwestern Michigan College

  • Wayne County Community College

  • West Shore Community College

Additionally, Davenport has done individual consortium agreements with the following institutions:

  • Grand Rapids Community College

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Lansing Community College
  • Schoolcraft College