The Student Receivables Office, within the Office of the Bursar, processes all third-party contracts. Sponsors participating in our third-party billing program consist of employers, public agencies, or any other entity that agrees to assume financial responsibility for all or a portion of a student's educational costs. The sponsor must agree to make payment regardless of the student's performance/completion of courses. Additionally, the sponsor must require that a detailed invoice be sent directly to them before payment can be processed.
Each sponsor must send NIU a letter, list, voucher, letter of credit (LOC), or other form of verification of support before being accepted in the program. The verification document should include:
Verification should be received prior to the start of each semester. Preferred method would be by email to email@example.com. It can be mailed to the Office of the Bursar or faxed to 815-753-0491. A personal letter from the student is NOT acceptable as proof of sponsorship. However, a copy of a letter to the student from their sponsor will be considered as proper verification.
Once NIU receives notification of a sponsor's intent to pay on behalf of a student, a third party contract payment is placed on the student's account. Late payment fees will accrue if there are other charges outstanding.