Third-party billing is a billing method by which an entity (company, corporation, or other government agency) can establish special billing arrangements.
The sponsor must submit a letter of authorization to the Office of the Bursar. For more information, see Sponsored Student Information below.
Please contact Customer Service and Support with questions on third-party billing procedures.
Cornell University students who are being sponsored by his or her employer or government can participate in our third-party billing service. Personal sponsors or sponsors that pay based on the student’s grades are not eligible.
To initiate the process the student must submit a letter from their sponsor to the Bursar’s Office containing the following information:
The sponsor’s letter must also state that Cornell University will be paid directly. Payments are not to be sent to the student.
Once the sponsor’s letter is received, a credit with the description Deferred Credit – Sponsor and the amount the sponsor has indicated will be applied to the students bursar account. An invoice for this amount will be sent to the sponsor after the beginning of classes each semester.