Third Party Sponsored Billing

TCOM Students in front of the IREB building

Third Parties are sponsors who take responsibility for paying a student’s tuition and fee balance. Third Party does not include parents or other family members.

Please view the tabs below for more specific information about Third Party Sponsors. This is not an exhaustive list of available sponsors. Please contact the Third-Party Coordinator by emailing Thirdparty@unthsc.edu for more information.

Third Party Overview

Student Finance Third Party Process

Purpose:
To set an efficient and proper process for Third-Party Sponsorship in order to successfully meet state mandates and education codes for tuition and fee payments.

Student Account:
Students who have submitted a valid Third-Party document, at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term, will receive placeholder payments on their student account for the giving term. Student Finance reserves the right not to accept any Third-Party documents after the census date. These placeholder payments do not constitute the real payment from the sponsor but are applied as an estimate until sponsor payment is received. If a Sponsor should fail to make payment within 90 days of the first invoice, the student may become responsible for all related balances. In this case, the placement payment will be removed and the students account summary will reflect an outstanding balance. This balance must be paid immediately to prevent applicable holds and late fees applied to the students account.
Those with Third Party sponsors who do not cover 100% of tuition and fees must make payment arrangements for the remaining balance by the first day of class in order to avoid cancellation. Students who do not submit Third-Party sponsorship requirement will not receive placeholder payments and will be responsible for the entire account balance. It is the students responsibility to be certain their account is paid according to the state statute.

Billing:
Sponsors will receive invoice from the Third-Party Coordinator after the census date. This timeline allows the student to add/drop courses as necessary for the term and allow a single, concise bill to be sent to Third-Party sponsors. The Third-Party Coordinator will not submit early bills which prevents scholarships, financial aid, or fee waivers from appearing on the sponsor invoice. Third-Party students must not submit invoice to their sponsors as official invoices will be sent by the Third-Party Coordinator. These duplicate invoice result in payment errors and may delay sponsor payments to the university. Sponsor invoices which remain unpaid after 90 days will become the direct responsibility of the student.

Information for Potential Third-Party Sponsors:
Third Parties are sponsoring organization or agencies who take responsibility for paying a student’s tuition and fee balance. Third-Parties do not include parents or other family members. To determine whether your agency is currently approved as a sponsor, please contact the Student Finance Coordinator by emailing Thirdparty@unthsc.edu.

If your agency would like to be considered as a new Third-Party sponsor, please contact the Third-Paty Coordinator. Please note the establishment of a new sponsor can take up to 30 business days. To expedite the process, please include the following in your email:

1. Your Agency’s Name
2. Contract name, email, phone number and address for your agency
3. The Student’s name and ID #
4. Billing Requirements of your Agency
5. A voucher, purchase order or sponsorship letter which specifies the student’s approval and any charges eligible for payment.

If a new sponsorship is approved, the sponsor will be required to sign an agreement with University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). The Third-Party Coordinator will not apply sponsor benefits to a student account and will not submit an invoice until this agreement had been signed and returned.

Download the Third Party Contract Application here.

Military Benefits

Student Finance is dedicated to service our military veterans, their dependents and their spouses as they pursue their educational goals at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are proud to help our students navigate the process of utilizing military and veteran education benefits for tuition and fee payments. For more information about military resources at HSC, please contract out Third-Party Coordinator at Thirdparty@unthsc.edu

Army HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program)

Students who plan to use Army HPSP benefits, the Army HPSP must submit a Call/Order/Invoice Request and Payment Authorization Form. The Payment Authorization Form will provide the name and the student’s eligible amount for the giving term.

Go Army Tuition Assistance

Students who plan to use Army Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits should contact their branch of service’s program each term to discuss program eligibility requirements. Students must submit an Army Tuition Assistance Authorization Form to the Third-Party Coordinator at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. The Army Tuition Assistance Authorization will be supplied to the student by their TA program and will list the student’s eligible TA amount for the giving term.

Air Force AFIT (Air Force Institute of Technology)

Students who plan to use AFIT benefits, the AFIT must submit a Billing Authorization/School Student Report at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. The Billing Authorization/School Student Report will provide the name and the student’s eligible amount for the giving term.

Navy HPSP (Health Professions Scholarship Program)

Students who plan to use Navy benefits, the Navy must submit an Order for Supplies or Services Form at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. The Order for Supplies or Services Form will provide the name and the student’s eligible amount for the giving term.

Veterans Benefits

Students who plan to use benefits for the sponsors listed below, should contact our VA Certifying Representative in the Registrar’s office by sending an email to registrar@unthsc.edu.

Hazlewood ACT:

  • Hazlewood Legacy Program
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill-Chapter 33
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program-Chapter 31
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Chapter 30-Active Duty
  • Montgomery GI Bill-Chapter 1606-Selected Reserve
  • Dependents’ Education Assistance (DEA)-Chapter 35
  • Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)-Chapter 1607

Other Third Party Sponsors

Other Third Party Sponsors may include companies, state entities, or federal or foreign government befits. Students who plan to use an approved third party at HSC are required to submit paperwork to the third party coordinator at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. Student Finance will not invoice a sponsor nor accept payment from a sponsor until all requirement paperwork is received. All third party students are required to pay any charges not covered by their sponsors or to enroll in a payment plan by the established term due dates.

Students who plan to use a third party sponsor must submit a signed Third Party Student Agreement and provide a sponsor letter/credit form to the third party coordinator at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. The sponsor letter/credit must include the student’s eligible sponsorship amount for the given term.

You can download a copy of the Third Party Student Agreement here.

Examples of Other Third Party Sponsors below:

  • Indian Health Services
  • Bright Horizons
  • Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
  • Ministry of Interior Finance
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

Prepaid Plan Overview

Prepaid plans are sponsors who pay a specified number of semesters or credit hour units based upon an original plan purchase made by the student’s family. Please contact your prepaid plan directly for information about prepaid plan eligibility or your remaining plan benefits.

Students who plan to use a prepaid plan at HSC are required to submit paperwork to the Third-Party Coordinator at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term. Student Finance will not invoice your prepaid plan or accept payments from that plan until all required paperwork is received. Prepaid plan students are required to pay any changes nor covered by their plan or to enroll in a payment plan by the first day of the term.

Prepaid Plans only include those sponsors who pay at a specified rate and require an official invoice from HSC. College saving plans are not considered prepaid plans. Please contact your saving plan or bank directly for more information about making a payment to HSC from a college saving plan.

Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan-Texas Tomorrow (TGTP)

Student who use the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan-Texas Tomorrow (TGTP) must submit a copy of their TGTP card or In-state enrollment verification statement and Third-Party Student Agreement for TGTP to the Third-Party Coordinator at least 10 days prior to the first day of the term.

The plan purchaser must also authorize the release of TGTP funds to HSC each term. Please contact TGTP directly for more information about the funds authorization process.

Download the Third Party Student Agreement for TGTP here.

529 College Savings Plan

Please contact your saving plan or bank directly for more information about making a payment to HSC from a college saving plan. In addition, we request you include students name and ID# on the check advice to allow us to identity the correct student.

Mail check to the address below:

University of North Texas Health Science Center
Attn: Cashiers Office SSC 101
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

 

Contact Us

Phone: (817) 735-2026
Fax : (817) 735-0677
Main email: StudentFin@unthsc.edu

This page was last modified on June 3, 2020