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Financial Aid - Transient Information

TRANSIENT
 

A transient student is a student who is enrolled at an institution of higher learning (known as the home institution) and has decided to classes at another institution of higher learning (known as the host institution).  Many times students decide to become transient because the host institution offers some of the classes they need online, at a more convenient time, closer to their home, or at a lower tuition rate.  Transient students are still eligible for financial aid, however, it does work a little differently.

 

Transient HOME

 

If you are currently enrolled at East Georgia State College and are considering taking classes at another institution there are some procedures and regulations in regards to financial aid that you need to know about.

• First you must request a transient letter to be sent by East Georgia State College to your host institution. You may access this document on the Registrar's forms page.
• The EGSC Transient Representative will submit a consortium agreement to the host institution.
• Once your host institution fills out the consortium agreement telling us what classes you are taking there, we will be able to award your account with the appropriate amount of financial aid.
• Please be aware that East Georgia State College will pay out your financial aid to you at the regularly scheduled refund date for that semester.  You will need to be prepared to pay your tuition and fees at the host institution out of your pocket.  You will then be reimbursed once you receive your refund check from East Georgia State College.
•  HOPE is the only exception to this rule.  HOPE can be paid out at your host institution, once your eligibility has been determined
• These steps need to be completed well in advance of payment deadlines to guarantee financial aid payment.

 

Transient HOST

 

If you are currently enrolled at another institution and wish to take classes at East Georgia State College as a transient student you need to:

• Apply to East Georgia State College.
• Once the application has been completed, you must request a transient letter of permission from your home institution. 
• The Transient Representative form your home institution will send EGSC a consortium agreement. It will then be filled out by the EGSC 
Representative and returned to your home institution.
You will be expected to pay your tuition, fees, and books out of your pocket by the payment deadline.  There are no exceptions to this rule.
• Your home institution will issue your financial aid refunds at their regularly scheduled time. 
• The HOPE scholarship is the only financial aid that will pay out at two different institutions at the same time.
• These steps need to be completed well in advance of payment deadlines to guarantee financial aid payment.


  • Shayla K. Brown

    Shayla K. Brown

    Financial Aid - Financial Aid Verification Specialist

    Phone: 478-289-2169

    Email:

    Campus: Swainsboro

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