Sponsored students are those for whom an agency outside the university is paying student fees. This usually is an employer but includes government agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation, Military branches, foreign governments, Trusts, 529 Plans and other such funding sources.
Students or organizations who have questions regarding the sponsor process or would like to set-up a sponsor account can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work?
To initiate the sponsor process, students are responsible for obtaining and submitting their voucher indicating what portion of their tuition and fees should be billed to their sponsor. Depending on the sponsor, the voucher could be referred to as an authorization, letter of credit, financial guarantee or, for 529 plans, a letter indicating how many hours the student has remaining.
A voucher should include:
By furnishing us your voucher, you are authorizing the release of pertinent student Bursar records as required for our office to invoice your sponsor.
Due to the nature of the sponsor process, most sponsor credit adjustments or cancellations happen late in the semester, once the Bursar Office has exhausted all efforts to collect the balance. It is important for sponsored students to monitor their university email as that is the official means of communication for the university. A credit on the student's bursar account does not mean the sponsor has fulfilled their obligation
Failure on the part of the sponsor to pay shall result in charges reverting back to the student's bursar account. Often this results in a past due balance on the student's account, subject to late fees and service restrictions at the University. IU East reserves the right to decline further authorizations from the sponsor when the student's bursar account remains past due