Third Party Billing

Third-party billing is a billing method by which an entity (company, corporation, or other government agency) can establish special billing arrangements.


  • Cover tuition and mandatory fees for students you sponsor
  • Entity receives and makes payment against special bills emailed directly to a third-party office
  • Payments are not made to a student’s university-generated bill

The sponsor must submit a letter of authorization to the Office of the Bursar. For more information, see Sponsored Student Information below.

Please contact Bursar Office with questions on third-party billing procedures.

Personal sponsors or sponsors that pay based on the student’s grades are not eligible.  If your sponsor has chosen to pay based on your grades, you may want to reach out to the Financial Aid office and inquire about adding "Potential Employer Benefit" information to your account. 

Sponsored Student Information

To initiate the process the student must submit a letter from their sponsor to the Bursar’s Office containing the following information:

  • The student’s name
  • The student’s 7-digit University of Louisville ID number
  • The beginning and ending date of the sponsorship
  • The types of fees covered (tuition, health insurance, housing, dining, etc.)
  • The sponsor’s billing address, contact name, and email address to which the invoice should be sent

The sponsor’s letter must also state that University of Louisville will be paid directly. Payments are not to be sent to the student.

An invoice will be sent to the sponsor after the beginning of classes each semester.

Important Notes:

  • If for any reason, the sponsor does not pay the invoice, the student will be liable for full payment of all charges incurred.
  • To prevent any complications with graduation, please check with the Bursar’s office approximately one month prior to graduation, to verify that all invoices billed to the sponsor have been paid in full.

Student's and sponsors may find answers to important questions by visiting the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below:

FAQ for Sponsors

FAQ for Students

If you have additional questions or need further information, please contact the office or by phone (502) 852-6503.

The Office of Finance and Administration serves all eligible faculty, staff, and students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.