Financial Aid for Transient Students

May I receive aid as a transient student?
It is a possibility, yes. We do encourage you to pay for your classes in advance due to the fact that it may take some time for your home school to determine your eligibility. We realize and respect the fact that you are taking these classes as transient students because these are required classes that for whatever reason you are having to take at a host institution, and do not want to see you lose that chance.

Students who enroll as a transient student at Dalton State College:

  • HOPE-eligible students must ask their home school’s financial aid office to send a HOPE Eligibility Certificate for Transient Study to the Dalton State College Financial Aid Office.
    • If you are approaching a HOPE checkpoint, we cannot award HOPE until an eligibility determination is made at the end of the term.
  • To receive federal aid based on transient hours at Dalton State – the student must check with their home school’s financial aid office to see if they participate in consortium agreements. If they do, the home school’s financial aid office must send a consortium agreement to the Dalton State Financial Aid office. Any additional federal funds will be distributed through the home institution.

Students who are transient from Dalton State College:

  • Transient coursework must first be approved through the Office of the Registrar.
  • HOPE-eligible students must inform the Dalton State Financial Aid Office so that a HOPE Eligibility Certificate for Transient Study may be sent to the host school. Subsequent HOPE awards cannot be made at DSC until an official transcript is received from the host institution.
    • If you are approaching a HOPE checkpoint, we cannot award HOPE until an eligibility determination is made at the end of the term.
  • To receive federal aid based on transient hours – the student must ask the Dalton State College Financial Aid Office to initiate a consortium agreement with the host institution. If the Dalton State Registrar approves the transient hours, our office will send a consortium agreement to the host institution. If the host institution agrees to participate in the consortium agreement, aid eligibility will be determined after the completed and signed consortium agreement is received, and any additional federal funds will be distributed by Dalton State.
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