California Community College Course Exchange
Students completing units at any of the participating Exchange Colleges may be eligible to combine units with Butte College to determine financial aid eligibility under the Exchange Federal Financial Aid Consortium Agreement. Under the Consortium Agreement, units taken at an Exchange Teaching College may be combined with units taken at Butte College to maximize financial aid eligibility for all courses in the student's program of study.
Butte College as the Home College
Butte College Financial Aid Office will process and disburse federal, state and local financial aid based on the students' enrollment eligibility. Students who would like to apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG Fee Waiver) to waive the enrollment fees at the Teaching College will need to contact the Teaching College Financial Aid Office.
Example: Butte Brady is enrolled in 6 units at Butte College (Home College) and enrolled in 3 units through the California Community College Exchange program at Fresno City College (Teaching College). Butte Brady submits a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Student Request Form to have units from the Teaching College combined with units taken at Butte College in order to maximize financial aid eligibility based on enrollment status and program eligibility.
- Full-time: 12 Units
- Three-quarters-time: 9-11.5 Units
- Half-time:6-8.5 Units
- Less-than Half-time:5-5.5 Units
Butte Brady is now eligible to receive financial aid based on Three Quarter-time enrollment. Only courses taken within the students program of study or courses required for transfer to a UC or CSU will be eligible to combine for maximum financial aid.
Please submit the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Student Request Form to the Butte College Financial Aid Office. You may also submit your form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (530) 895-2214.
Transcript Policy: Students that request to have their units taken through the Course Exchange combined with their Butte College units for the purposes of maximizing their financial aid eligibility MUST submit their transcript(s) to Butte College upon completion of their enrollment in all courses taken through the Course Exchange. Failure to submit transcript(s) for courses taken at another college may result in having your financial aid suspended in future semesters.
Butte College as the Teaching College
If you are enrolled in a California Community College Exchange Course at Butte College and would like to have your units evaluated for eligibility to combine them with your Home College enrollment, you must submit a Financial Aid Consortium Agreement Student Request Form to your Home College.
Eligible student's may apply for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver with Butte College. The BOG Fee Waiver will waive the per unit enrollment fee for courses taken at Butte College through the Course Exchange program. Students' are responsible for all other fees associated with their enrollment. Please submit the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application to the Butte College Financial Aid Office by email to email@example.com or by fax to (530) 895-2214. Once your application has been reviewed you will receive an email to your Butte College student email regarding approval.