Third-Party Billing

Who Qualifies for Third Party Agreements?

Third Party students are those who have an outside agency funding their tuition and fees. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Military agencies (Veterans Affairs, Army, Navy, etc.); other Educational Institutions (private or public); College Prepaid Plans; Dept. of Rehabilitation; International Governmental Sponsors such as Embassies, SACM, Kuwait Cultural.

Establishing Third Party Billing Agreement

Sponsor and Sponsored students must submit the Sponsorship letter or 3rd. Party Billing Authorization form to the University Bursar's Office third party email address at [email protected] prior to the basic tuition and fees due date each term.

Sponsorship Letter

Terms of the sponsorship agreement should be defined in an official Sponsorship or Financial Guarantee letter containing the following information: 

  1. Student’s full name
  2. Student Red ID number (unique SDSU ID)
  3. Sponsorship term and date of validity
    1. The letter should be submitted every academic term or every academic year.
  4. The authorized fees covered by the sponsorship per term
  5. Invoice billing mailing address and email address
  6. 3rd. Party billing contact information
  7. Purchase Order or specific agency identification number, if applicable.

Note: If the form is submitted after the student has paid fees a refund will be processed for the payment within 4 to 6 weeks. 

Third Party Billing Process

The charges sponsored by the 3rd. Party will be coded on the student account up to 7 business days after the sponsorship letter is submitted. The application of the sponsorship letter  will postpone their payment deadline to a later date and allow the student to enroll in classes. The deferment does not mean that the University has received a payment.

The invoices will be sent to the 3rd. Party agency after census has passed. The sponsor has 45 days after receipt of invoice to satisfy the balance. 

Note: Students are ultimately responsible for any outstanding charges not covered by or defaulted by the sponsor. Nonpayment will result in a cashier's hold on the student’s account which will prevent future registration. 

Information on Waivers

Veteran Benefits

There are many additional benefits for veterans, including tuition assistance and fee waivers. 

Learn more about Veteran Benefits

Questions About Third Party Billing