Student Business Services is responsible for billing third parties for tuition and fee payments on students' behalf. Third parties may include U.S. or foreign government agencies, private corporations, branches of the U.S. armed forces, and other private industries.
If the third party requires an invoice from the University, and is not part of the U.S. Military's Chapter 33 or Chapter 31 Educational Benefit Programs, the following documents must be submitted, no later than the fifth day of class:
- Third Party Agency Billing Agreement
- Letter of Authorization/Credit from your sponsor
Once we have received the required documentation we will offset your account by the amount of money your third party has promised to pay.
*Note* If your third party fails to pay for the agreed upon tuition and fees, other than Chapter 33 or 31 Educational Benefit programs through the U.S. Military, you will be held responsible for payment, and may be assessed a late payment fee.
FERPA/Third Party Authorization
Under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, FSU is not authorized to release any student information without written consent from the student. By signing the Third Party Agency Billing Agreement, the student authorizes FSU to release all financial and academic information to the third party listed on the Third Party Agency Billing Agreement form.
Submitting the Third Party Agency Billing Agreement
Students should complete the Third Party Agency Billing Agreement electronically by downloading the form here. Once completed click the submit by email button and attach a copy of your Third Party's Letter of Authorization, promise to pay or other letter indicating the amount that will be covered by the third party.
Any questions about the submission or process can be directed to CTL-TPC@fsu.edu.
Return of Military Tuition Assistance Funds due to Withdrawal
Florida State University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military Service branch. Questions concerning return of funds can be directed to CTL-TPC@fsu.edu.
For more information regarding Military Tuition Assistance benefits, please visit https://veterans.fsu.edu/students/educational-benefits/military-tuition-assistance-ta.