Transient Study and Financial Aid
Transient students are Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) degree-seeking students that are not enrolled for the term at WSSU, but are enrolled in 6 or more credit hours at another institution. WSSU is considered to be the home institution and the other institution is the host institution.
Federal regulations prohibit students from receiving aid at more than one institution during the same academic term. Therefore, all requests for financial aid during terms of transient study must be filed with WSSU, not the host institution.
In order for transient students to receive financial aid, students must:
- Obtain permission in writing from WSSU’s Office of the Registrar.
- Register and pay out of pocket for all courses at the host institution.
- Submit a course schedule and billing statement from the host institution to WSSU’s financial aid office.
After the steps above have been completed, WSSU's financial aid office will send a consortium agreement form to the host school to be completed. The host school will return the completed form to WSSU’s Office of Financial Aid.
WSSU’s financial aid office will then award financial aid for the transient term based on the total number of hours that the student is enrolled at the host institution.
The student must adhere to the financial aid Award Terms and Conditions.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Office of the Registrar at WSSU receives a final copy of the academic transcript from the host school at the completion of the term (deadline on the transient study/financial aid request form). If transcripts are not received as stated, financial aid may be canceled for the term, and future requests will be denied.