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All Third Party Contracts are handled by:
Phone Inquiries: 713-221-8601
Letter of Credits/Proof of Qualification can be submitted via fax, email, or in person
at the Student Accounting Office 320-S
Fax: 713-226-5267 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third party contracts involve paying of tuition and fees according to a legal agreement between the University of Houston-Downtown and an outside sponsor, agency or company. These contracts can be set up to pay part or all of the tuition and fee charges. This is a promise to pay made before the semester begins and is not dependent on successful completion of the semester. It is not to be confused with a company’s tuition reimbursement policy or with a company sponsored scholarship.
Exemption and waivers are issued for different reasons and may remove all or part of the tuition and fees for a student. Proof of qualification for the exemption or waiver must be presented to Ms. LeBlanc or to the email@example.com email ONE WEEK prior to the tuition payment deadline each semester, in order to secure enrollment. Proof of qualification will be accepted through the payment deadline, however, it will be the student’s responsibility to explore alternative payment options to secure enrollment. If there has been more than one semester of non-attendance, this proof will need to be resubmitted. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption or waiver, please contact Ms. LeBlanc.
Every contract has some type of form that the student or company will supply UHD that guarantees the amount of payment and any special requirements or limitations. This information MUST be supplied to Ms. LeBlanc or to the firstname.lastname@example.org email ONE WEEK prior the tuition payment deadline each semester, in order to secure enrollment. Information guaranteeing payment will be accepted through the payment deadline, however, it will be the student’s responsibility to explore alternative payment options to secure enrollment. Notification to Ms. LeBlanc or to the email@example.com email is also required for all schedule changes – adds, drops or changing classes.
Note: All students receiving benefits from a prepaid account (ie Texas Guaranteed Tuition Fund), must send notification of enrollment and request of use of benefits for every term of attendance.
For contracts that only pay a portion of the total tuition and fees, the student must either pay the entire remaining balance or set up an installment plan on the balance by the payment deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to remain current on all contract qualifications and regulations with the University and third party vendor.
We will only bill the third party for payment once after the add/drop period has ended for the semester. It is the responsibility of the student to follow up and make sure their account is paid. We will not send additional bills to the third party vendor for unpaid accounts.
Third Party Vendors will have 45 days to remit payment if all student documents are received before the initial invoicing (first week after the official day of record) and 30 days if documents are received after the initial invoicing for the current semester. If payment is not received, student accounts will be adjusted and the student will be held financially responsible for tuition and fees. In addition, The University of Houston – Downtown will not accept the use of a third party contract for an upcoming semester, if that same vendor has not paid for the current/previous semester.
New students/sponsors should provide written authorization a minimum of two weeks before classes begin to provide adequate time to set up the contract and to avoid any late penalties. The University will not be able to extend credit to a student whose sponsor authorization letter is received after the 20th class day Fall/Spring and after the 4th class day for Summer sessions, unless the student had previously met the payment requirements for that semester.
All students with a Third Party Contract must complete and sign a Third Party Contract Agreement Form. Please submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Student Accounting Office 320-S.
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Last updated or reviewed on 2/26/13