If you are currently enrolled at another institution and wish to take classes at Georgia Highlands as a transient student you first need to apply to Georgia Highlands. Then, you will request a transient letter from your home institution. You will need to pick up a Consortium Agreement from your home institution and drop it off at the financial aid office on any of our campuses. A financial aid counselor will then fill out the consortium agreement and send it to your home institution letting them know how many credit hours you will be taking so that they can award your financial aid accordingly. 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. In order to receive HOPE at Georgia Highlands as a transient student, you will need to fill out a HOPE transient request at your home institution so that they can release those funds to us. Your home institution must be a HOPE eligible institution in the state of Georgia in order to be considered a HOPE Transient student.These steps need to be completed well in advance of payment deadlines to guarantee financial aid payment.
Keep track of the transient financial aid process by using our Transient Checklist (GHC as host institution).