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General Sponsor Information

Sponsors are third-party agencies who provide a guarantee of payment for student tuition and fees. Qualifying sponsors can be, among others, corporations, vocational rehabilitation offices, government agencies and international embassies. Tuition and fees will be charged to sponsoring agencies provided that all requirements are met for domestic and international agencies.

Deadlines for Financial Guarantee Letters

Financial guarantee letters guaranteeing third-party billing will not be accepted after the 21st day of the semester, except for summer sessions. Financial guarantee letters pertaining to summer session will not be accepted after the first day of the session. Refer to the summer session start dates.

The last day a financial guarantee letter will be accepted without additional charges to the student is the same as the tuition payment deadline for each term. See Dates and Deadlines for the corresponding term.

To avoid late charges, the University must have an eligible financial guarantee letter on file, or you must have your student account balance paid in full by 4:00 p.m. the day fees are due. If you have questions or want to confirm that your sponsor has met University billing requirements, please call:

  • (520) 621-3572 - Sponsored Student Billing Representative
  • (520) 626-9525 - International Sponsors

Student Health Insurance

The Bursar's Office does not bill for student health insurance. Students will need to contact Campus Health, and have them bill their sponsor.

Requirements for Financial Guarantee Letters

Letters of financial guarantee should be mailed to:

Domestic agencies:   International agencies:
The University of Arizona
Attn: Sponsored Student Liaison
1303 E. University Blvd., Box 3
Tucson, AZ 85719-0521
  The University of Arizona
International Student Programs and Services
Attn: Sponsored Programs Coordinator
915 N Tyndall Ave
Tucson AZ 85721

For your convenience, you may download/view a sample financial guarantee letter (PDF) from the link at the bottom of the page.

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Bursar's Office may not release information regarding financial aid or specific classes being taken without written consent from the student.

  • We cannot accept letters with specific billing conditions such as specific class enrollment, financial aid received, or maintenance of a minimum grade point average. These issues are between the student and sponsor.
  • Billing instructions must include a U.S. address.
  • The name of the student must be stated exactly as the student will register.
  • The length of the sponsorship must be stated. It cannot be less than one semester.
  • The letter must include a statement that your agency will pay for non-resident tuition and registration fees, the maximum dollar amount or percentage.
  • To cancel your financial guarantee letter prior to the stated end date, you must notify us in writing before the first day of classes for that semester. Cancellations will not be accepted once classes have begun, unless full payment is received from the student.

If your sponsor cannot meet these deadlines or requirements, you will be responsible for paying your own fees by the fee payment deadline.

Upon written request, the Bursar's Office can send a Courtesy Bill to a student's sponsor. There is a $10.00 charge for this service. When the sponsor sends payment for the fees, the student can request a refund from the Bursar's Office for the credit balance on his/her account. The Bursar's Office is located in the University Services Building, Room 106, (520) 621-3232.

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