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 are required to submit payment via Flywire at uitpb.flywire.com.
  2. When paying by domestic wire transfer or ACH/EFT, contact please advise your Sponsor to submit a request for banking information and instruction via email to: usfscoSponsorBilling@uillinois.edu.
  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

TERM and DEADLINES
ACTION
 Summer 2019  
 June 10 SPP applications due
 June 15 Sponsor Credits are applied to UI-Pay accounts
 June 28 Sponsor invoices are submitted for remittance of payment
 July 28 Sponsor payment due date
 August 1 Past due communication sent to Sponsors
Fall 2019  
June 24 SPP opens for academic year 2019-2020
September 15 Sponsor Credits are applied to UI-Pay accounts
October 28 Sponsor Payment Due Date
November 1 Past due communication sent to Sponsors
Spring 2020  
February 15 Sponsor Credits are applied to UI-Pay accounts
March 28 Sponsor Payment Due Date
April 1 Past due communication sent to Sponsors
Summer 2020  
June 15 Sponsor Credits are applied to UI-Pay accounts
July 28 Sponsor Payment Due Date
August 1 Past due communication sent to Sponsors

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