Texas Tech University

Information for Students

Sponsored Student Appointments

What is a sponsor?

Sponsors are third−party agencies who provide a guarantee of payment for student registration, tuition, and fees. Qualifying sponsors can be, among others, corporations, private organizations, government agencies and international embassies. Tuition/fees will be charged to sponsoring agencies provided that a financial guarantee has been received and approved by the Sponsored Student Office for each student.

What are my obligations as a student?

If you do not present a valid financial guarantee to the Sponsored Student Office at the beginning of each semester, you will not be officially recognized as a sponsored student, and your account will be charged the full amount of mandatory tuition and fees. Penalty fees such as late fees will be assessed on the standard schedule.

Students must present a valid financial guarantee to the sponsored student office on or before the TTU tuition payment deadline. This official date published by the university is the deadline to pay your tuition bill or enroll in a payment plan. Students who do not present their financial guarantee by this date must enroll in a payment plan and should not expect to receive a refund for the payment plan fee.

We are happy to invoice and accept tuition/fee payment from your sponsor on your behalf; however, you, the student, are responsible for payment of every charge on your student account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a financial guarantee on file with the Sponsored Student Office for the duration of your sponsorship. You are responsible for any charges not covered by your sponsor.

Sponsored international students may only receive immigration counseling from the Sponsored Student Office.