A third-party sponsor can be any of the following that assumes responsibility for your tuition and/or fees:
- Public or private organization
- Government agency
- 529 college savings plan
Program tuition and fees for the current semester are available online for third-party sponsors requesting tuition cost information.
Common Third-Party Sponsors
Learn how these third-party sponsors can cover your tuition costs.
- Amazon Career Choice Program: Use the Amazon Career Choice Program to cover your tuition if you're an Amazon employee.
- Military Tuition Assistance (TA): Apply for Military Tuition Assistance if you're an eligible active service member of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard.
- Chapter 31 VR&E: Apply for the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program if you're a service member or Veteran with a service-connected disability.
- Texas Workforce Commissions (TWC)/Workforce Solutions: Link opens to the TWC website. The TWC works with TCC to cover tuition for students using training assistance.
- 529 College Savings Plan Funds: Pay your tuition for an upcoming semester using your educational savings plan.
How to Pay Your Tuition with a Third-Party Sponsor
If you have already registered for classes, you may be required to pay in full or set up a payment plan while your third-party sponsor goes through the vendor setup process.
I don't know if my third-party sponsor is an approved vendor
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to determine if your third-party sponsor is already setup as a vendor with TCC:
- Your student name, ID number and phone number
- Third-party's name and individual contact name
- Third-party's phone number and email
- Term to be covered
- Any documentation provided by the third-party sponsor
It is your responsibility to follow-up with your third-party sponsor if proper documentation is not submitted.
My third-party sponsor is not an approved vendor
If you emailed Business Services to find out if your third-party sponsor is an approved vendor and they are not, Business Services will follow-up with you, or the third-party directly, to have the third-party complete a Vendor Registration form and submit a W-9.
Once the forms are submitted, the vendor setup process time may take up to 5 business days to complete.
My third-party sponsor is an approved vendor
Contact Business Services to verify we have received the correct documentation from your third-party sponsor (letter of agreement or purchase order).
Unpaid Tuition Invoices
If a third-party sponsor has not paid your sponsored tuition invoice by the end of the next term, you, the student, will be responsible for the unpaid balance, which may be sent to a third-party collection agency.
It is your (the student's) responsibility to:
- Submit proper third-party sponsor documentation (letter of agreement or purchase order) to Business Services and pay your tuition, or set up a payment plan by the payment deadline to prevent being dropped from your courses.
- Submit a tuition assistance (TA) authorization to Business Services if you are seeking TA through a military branch. Contact your Education Service Office for help with getting started.
- Notify Business Services every term once you have registered, and indicate whether your tuition will be covered by the third-party sponsor. Submit proper documentation if requested by Business Services.
- Be prepared to make a payment by the payment deadline if you register for a class not covered by a third-party sponsor.
- Drop the appropriate courses prior to the first day of the term if you are not intending to take them. This will help to avoid non-refundable tuition charges.
- Understand your third-party sponsor's terms and conditions.
- Provide amended documents for a schedule change if third-party sponsor is covering specific courses.
Updated October 06, 2023