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
Program tuition and fees for the current semester are available online for third-party sponsors requesting tuition cost information.
Common Third-Party Sponsors
Amazon Career Choice Program
TCC is an Amazon-approved school for the Amazon Career Choice Program: Learn more about this tuition benefit at TCC for Amazon employees.
Military Tuition Assistance
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit that may be awarded to eligible active service members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Learn more about how to apply and the return of funds policy.
Once you've received your tuition assistance authorization/voucher, submit your documentation to Business Services by following the steps in the "How to Get Started" section below.
How to Get Started
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.
Step 1: Determine if your third-party sponsor is a current vendor with TCC
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.
Step 2: Receive Next Steps from Business Services
If the third-party sponsor is set up as a vendor
Business Services will contact you to request proper sponsor documentation (letter of agreement or purchase order) in which to process the sponsor payment.
If the third-party sponsor is not a vendor
Business Services will contact 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.
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 January 20, 2023