What is Sponsor Billing?
If part or all of your educational expenses are being paid by an embassy, agency or company, you can elect to have them billed directly through our Sponsor Billing process. We require official written authorization from the sponsor, including:
*Your full name and student number or social security number
*The time period their sponsorship covers (one semester or multiple semesters, for example)
*Specification of the fees to be covered, or specifically not covered, under the agreement or a maximum dollar amount if appropriate
*Specific authorization for the Missouri University of Science and Technology to bill them on your behalf
*The name and address of the sponsoring agency where the bills should be sent, with a contact name and a phone number for us to call if we have questions
The authorization should be directed to the Cashiers Office, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-4 Parker Hall, Rolla, MO 65409; Attn: Sponsor Billing.
Upon receipt of a complete billing authorization, your student account will have a credit posted for the amount authorized and we will discontinue billing you for that amount. We will then bill your sponsor directly on your behalf. If the sponsor does not pay in a timely manner, the credit will be removed from your account and you will be responsible for this sum again, including the accrual of finance charges.
If the amount your sponsor is willing to pay satisfies your student account balance, you will automatically be financially enrolled for the term. If the amount your sponsor is willing to pay does not satisfy your student account balance, you must make the minimum payment or more on your student account to become financially enrolled and retain your classes.
Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 G.I. Bill Recipients
In compliance with Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Missouri S&T will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities. Furthermore, Missouri S&T will not require that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Fees charged to sponsors
Students who participate in the International Sponsored Student Program (ISSP) at Missouri S&T will have a per student charge that is billed to the sponsor. For additional information regarding the sponsored student fee, please contact:
Office of International Affairs103 Norwood HallRolla, Missouri 65409-0160
What if my sponsor is paying for my textbooks?
If your sponsor is paying for your textbooks, have your sponsor send an authorization to University Stores, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1400 Rock Quarry Rd., Columbia, MO 65211. Or you may fax the authorization to University Stores at 573-884-8050. When you go to the bookstore register with your textbooks, let the bookstore cashier know your sponsor is paying for your books. If your sponsor's authorization has not been set up at the bookstore, then the cashier will call bookstore administrators to see if they have received the authorization but just have not entered it yet. If the bookstore administrators have not received the authorization yet, they will call your sponsor for a fax of the authorization. If this is the case, the bookstore cashier will write up the transaction manually to be entered into the bookstore cashier system after sponsor authorization is received. You can also bring a copy of the authorization with you to the bookstore.
Students who participate in the International Sponsored Student Program (ISSP) at Missouri S&T will have a $500 per student, per semester charge that is billed to the sponsor.
Additional information about priority of graduate applied funding can be found here: Graduate Funding Guidelines.