Sponsored Billing is the process whereby Georgia State University bills an outside organization (sponsor) for a student's tuition and/or fees. Sponsored Billing is unique in that the sponsor requires a bill from the University before remitting payment. If you are expecting a third party to pay your tuition and other fees, you need to make special arrangements with us to bill this sponsor.
As a sponsored student, you have four responsibilities:
- Contact us during the summer before the academic year to let us know you're a sponsored student. If we do not have your authorization on file by the deadline, we cannot guarantee that your classes will not be dropped for non-payment.
- Make sure we have a completed contract from your sponsor on file (see below).
- Provide your sponsor with the correct Student Account contact information for mailing an authorization to bill.
- Pay any charges not covered by your sponsor on time to avoid being dropped from your classes for non-payment.
We must have a contract from your sponsor on file. An authorization letter or voucher on your sponsor's letterhead, including the original signature of an official authorized to obligate payment by your company/organization. Send at least three weeks before the fee payment deadline to the attention of
Georgia State University
Office of Student Accounts
Attn: Sponsored Billing
P.O. Box 4029
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4029
Georgia State University requires authorization from your sponsor order to establish a billing contract to bill your sponsor directly for payment of your student account charges. This Authorization must:
- Be written in English under the sponsor's official letterhead.
- Contain no restrictions or contingencies (for example, if the sponsor requires grades or transcripts prior to payment, the transaction does not qualify as Sponsored Billing so the student is responsible for payment by the billing due date then must seek reimbursement from the sponsor);
- The authorization letter or voucher must itemize the type of fees and charges that the sponsor will be responsible for like tuition, housing, house-parking, mandatory fees (and health insurance, for international students only). The most up-to-date fee information can be found on the Tuition & Fee page. Please note that this office cannot invoice for books and supplies. Contact the University Bookstore at (404) 413-9700 to inquire about direct billing for books and supplies.
- Stipulate the exact begin and end dates of the period for which the sponsor will pay the student's charges (note: if the sponsor wishes to continue payment after the end date, the sponsor must submit a new Authorization). The voucher will only be valid for one academic year. Your sponsor must submit a voucher each academic year in order to continue the authorization process.
- Indicate the student's full name and student number (panther ID number).
- Indicate the name, billing address and telephone number of the contact person at the company/organization that is responsible for payment.
Upon receipt of a valid Authorization, Student Accounts will apply a conditional credit to the sponsored student's account, then bill the sponsor after the add/drop period. Students whose sponsor has not authorized full payment of all tuition and fees are responsible for paying all unsponsored charges by the billing due date.
Students whose sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges by the end of the term they were billed will have their conditional credit reversed and be billed for the unpaid charges. A financial hold and late fees may be placed on the student's account until the balance is paid in full. Students are encouraged to remain in contact with their sponsor until the terms of the Authorization have been met.