Alternative Enrollment refers to any approved enrollment option in which some or all registered hours are at another school. Students are responsible for paying fees to the host institution. There are 3 alternative enrollment options- cross enrollment, transient enrollment and study abroad.
To participate in an alternative enrollment program and be considered for financial aid you must:
If you are pursuing alternative enrollment at a state of Florida public school, you must complete the Florida Shines Transient Student Admission Application. Enrollment at Florida private school or a non-Florida school requires completion of the Consortium Agreement for Transient Students or the Cross Enrollment Contract.
All students participating in an alternative enrollment program are required to request an official academic transcript from the host institution to be sent to USF at the end of the semester. Financial aid will be placed on hold for all future semesters until the transcript information is posted to your permanent record.
Cross enrollment occurs when you are enrolled at least half-time in USF classes while also enrolled in classes at another institution.
All other financial aid funds will be prorated based on your USF course enrollment.
Transient study occurs when you are not enrolled in any USF classes, while enrolled at least half-time at another institution.
If you are considering study in a country outside the United States and will be receiving academic credit that satisfies your degree requirements, you may be able to use financial aid to cover the expenses associated with USF approved study abroad programs.
IMPORTANT: If you are considering an independent non-USF sponsored or non-USF exchange study abroad program, please see an Education Abroad Advisor for more information.
Handling your financial aid situation before you leave the country will ensure that you have a positive, stress-free overseas experience. Prepare for your trip by reviewing guidelines for aid disbursement with your financial aid adviser. Before leaving the country, check OASIS once again to make sure that your financial aid file is complete.
University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services hopes that you enjoy your study abroad experience and we look forward to assisting you with the preparations for your program!