Maintaining Aid to Transient

Transient Study

Transient students are Georgia State degree-seeking students not enrolled for the term at Georgia State and enrolled 6 or more hours at another institution. Georgia State is considered to be the home institution and the school you will be attending is the host institution.

Federal regulations prohibit students from receiving aid from more than one institution during the same academic term. Therefore, all requests for financial aid during terms of transient study must be filed with Georgia State, not the host institution. If another school is your home, that school is responsible for processing your financial aid.

Application Procedures

Transient students must complete the Georgia State Intent to Study Off campus form. This form is available in the Office of Financial Aid.

A letter from the academic advisor showing that the class(es) will transfer back to Georgia State and will apply toward a degree program must be provided to the Financial Aid Office. Georgia State will send a consortium agreement to the financial aid office of the host institution.

Disbursement Procedures

You must have on file within the Financial Aid Office a signed Consortium Agreement verifying hours enrolled and cost of attendance from the host institution, as well as a signed academic approval letter before any financial aid can be disbursed to your account. Your financial aid refund check will be directly deposited into your bank account or a refund check will be mailed to the address listed on your account during the regular disbursement period for each academic term.