Getting Started: Special Programs

Special Enrollment Programs include: Transient Student Enrollment, Co-operative Education and Study Abroad.

Please review the eligiblity and requirements of each program. Students who participate in any of these programs are advised to contact their Financial Aid Representative with any questions, since these programs generally require special handling. In addition, there may be a delay in receiving financial aid funds.

A Concurrent enrolled student is one who is degree seeking and taking classes at FAU (Home School) AND another eligible institution (Host School) in the same semester.  Financial aid will be disbursed from FAU based on the student's total combined enrollment (FAU + Host School) for the semester.

An Outgoing Consortium enrolled student is one who is degree seeking at FAU (Home School) BUT is ONLY taking classes at another institution (Host School) AND would like to receive their scheduled FAU Financial Aid Award(s).  FAU ENROLLMENT STATUS MUST BE ZERO CREDIT HOURS

An Incoming Consortium enrolled student is one who is NOT degree seeking at FAU (Host School).  Therefore, financial aid status and information must be addressed to your degree seeking institution (Home School).

For Transient Students attending Florida Public (Host) Institutions

EFFECTIVE July 1, 2012: House Bill (Bill 5201) was passed in which the requirement of submitting transient paperwork changed. Students will now have to use the electronic transient form available on the Florida Virtual Campus website for ALL Florida Public College/University transient requests.

For information on how to logon, navigate the site and complete the online transient student form, click on Florida Virtual Campus Instructions.

After the transient form has been completed by the student, Florida Virtual campus will notify the student of their status by email.

If it is determined student is “Approved” by FAU Office of Student Financial Aid an email will be sent with further instructions of required documents to turn in to FAU Office of Student Financial Aid.

If approved by the FAU Financial Aid Office, below are some of the requirements that will be needed:
    1. Transient Terms and Conditions Form (will be available on Self Service under Student Requirements)
    2. Approved Transient Student Form online through (Please PRINT out Online Transient Form)
    3. Paid in full receipt from the Host institution after their drop/add deadline date for term.
    4. Copy of class schedule printed after drop/add deadline of the Host institution.

Are you a transient student who:

  • Is enrolled at a private College of University
  • Is enrolled at an Out of State College or University
  • Is enrolled as a Graduate Student

If you will be a transient student meeting one of the above criteria, (private, out of state, or graduate student), please contact Gerardo Guzman at in the Office of Student Financial Aid for guidance as your process will be different.

Do you need money to purchase textbooks as an Outgoing Consortium student?

If enrolled as a consortium student, please download the Outgoing Consortium Short Term Advance Application located on the Forms to Download webpage (must print hard copy) and submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid. You may borrow up to $750 with a non-refundable processing fee of $7.50 assessed. In addition, you must also establish direct deposit through MyFAU under your Money Matters tab.

Cooperative Education is a unique educational program in which students integrate classroom study with period of paid, supervised work experience related to their academic major. At FAU, Cooperative Education is a structured learning situation in which students apply concepts learned in the classroom to 'real world' work environments.

To learn more about the Cooperative Education Programs students in the College of Engineering should contact the Division of Engineering Distance Education & Career Services at (561) 297-2694 in the Science and Engineering Building, Bldg 43, Suite 103. Student in all other colleges should contact University Cooperative Education at (561) 297-3520 in the Student Services Building, within the Career Development Center, Room 222.

Financial Aid is available to those students who participate in the Cooperative Education Programs offered at FAU. Availability of financial aid is determined on an individual basis according to the student's cooperative program.

There are two types of FAU degree-seeking study abroad programs: (1) FAU Study Abroad and (2) Consortium Study Abroad . When considering participating in a study abroad program, it is important the student identify what type of program they are considering. The processing requirements, fund eligibility, and disbursement method will vary depending on the program type.   Click here for more information on the Study Abroad Program, which includes detailed information on policies/procedures, eligibility and financial aid. 

For all Incoming study abroad students attending Florida Atlantic University as the "host" school.  (1) FAU is not your degree-seeking school; therefore, any questions regarding your financial aid information must be addressed to your home school. (2) FAU tuition is not deferred for Incoming study abroad students.  Students are responsible to pay their FAU tuition on or before the FAU fee payment deadline.  If you fail to pay your tuition by the fee deadline, you will be assessed a late fee.  Further failure to pay will result in being cancelled from classes. (3) Incoming study abroad consortium agreement forms will be completed and returned to the student’s Home Institution after the FAU fee payment deadline for all students who have paid their FAU tuition. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to limited funds, ALL FAU Institutional Grants and Scholarships will ONLY be calculated and disbursed for FAU credits. Transient Student Enrollment will NOT be considered when calculating financial aid eligibility for FAU institutional grants and scholarships. This includes the FAU Grant and FAU scholarships awarded to incoming students upon admission.

 Last Modified 7/17/14