Sponsor Billing

When some or all of a student’s tuition and fees are paid by a sponsoring organization, the student and organization may qualify to participate in Sponsor Billing at the University of Illinois. Sponsor Billing is an arrangement whereby the University invoices the qualifying organization (Sponsor) for authorized charges on the student’s behalf.

When the University invoices the Sponsor for authorized charges, corresponding Sponsor credits are placed on the student's University account. Sponsor credits do not indicate Sponsor payments, nor do they release the student from financial responsibility for the authorized charges. If the Sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges by the Sponsor payment due date for that academic term, the Sponsor credits will be removed and the unpaid charges reinstated on the student's University account.

Note: Sponsor Billing is not tuition reimbursement nor is a family member considered a sponsor.

Examples of Sponsors:

  • United States Government Agencies
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation
  • International Embassies
  • Approved Employers

Eligibility for Sponsor Billing

Sponsor Student
  • Be approved by USFSCO to participate in Sponsor Billing
  • Require direct invoicing from the University.
  • Submit authorizations(if applicable) and payments by deadlines listed below
  • Sponsor(s) remittance of payment cannot be contingent upon grades.
  • Have an approved Sponsor by USFSCO Sponsor Billing department
  • Submit a valid, current authorization and Sponsor Payment Plan Application by the deadlines listed below
  • Monitor monthly billing notifications, pay all non-Sponsored charges and report any billing errors to USFSCO Sponsor Billing
  • Communicate with USFSCOSponsorBilling@uillinois.edu regarding semester withdrawals and/or add/drop of courses

Sponsor Authorization Must

  • Be written in English under official Sponsor letterhead and signed by the Sponsor
  • Include the student’s full name, date of birth, and University Identification Number (UIN). Last four digits of Social Security is acceptable.
  • Indicate the starting semester and duration of the Authorization
  • Provide a contact name, email, phone number and billing address, with specific invoicing instructions.

How to Enroll

To begin the Sponsor Billing process, the student is required to submit a Sponsor Payment Plan (SPP) Application. The SPP application is required in order to participate in Sponsor Billing. It also serves as a FERPA release for the University, as well as verification that the student understands the responsibilities of participating in Sponsor Billing.

Once the application has been received and processed by Sponsor Billing, conditional sponsored credits will be placed on the student’s University account. Conditional credits do not indicate payment by the Sponsor, nor do they release the student from financial responsibility for the authorized charges. If the Sponsor fails to pay the authorized charges by the Sponsor payment due date for that academic term, the student will receive a Special hold preventing future registration and the Sponsor credits will be removed leaving the student financially responsible.

sponsor payment plan application

Payment Instructions

  1. When paying by international wire, sponsors must initiate the payment at uitpb.flywire.com.
  2. When paying by domestic wire transfer or ACH/EFT, contact usfscoSponsorBilling@uillinois.edu for banking information and instructions.
  3. When paying by check, sponsors must send the check with a copy of the invoice to:
    USFSCO Sponsor Billing
    Attn: ARO - Sponsor Billing
    809 South Marshfield Ave 2nd Floor MC 557
    Chicago, IL, 60612

Deadline

Students and Sponsors who fail to submit the Required Documents and payments by the following deadlines are disqualified from participating in Sponsor Billing for that semester. If these deadlines are repeatedly missed, the student and/or Sponsor will be permanently disqualified from participating in Sponsor Billing.

TERM and DEADLINES
ACTION
Fall 2017  
September 8 Fall 2017 Authorizations and SPP Applications due
September 15 University invoices sponsors
October 28 Sponsor Payment Due
November 1 Special hold placed on student account
November 1 Unpaid sponsor balance become student's responsibility
Spring 2018  
February 2 Spring 2018 Authorizations and SPP Applications due
February 15 University invoices sponsors
March 28 Sponsor Payment Due
April 1 Special hold placed on student account
April 1 Unpaid sponsor balance become student's responsibility

Contact Us

Email:  USFSCOSponsorBilling@uillinois.edu

Mailing address:

USFSCO Sponsor Billing
Attn: ARO - Sponsor Billing
809 South Marshfield Ave 2nd Floor MC 557
Chicago, IL, 60612

Phone:

  • Misti Callaway 312-355-5410
  • David Rubio 312-413-1709

For more information please see the Sponsor Billing Brochure.