Third Party and Sponsored Payments

Third Party and Sponsored Payments are when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees AND they are requesting an invoice from the University.

Examples of Third Parties/Sponsors:

  • Veterans Affairs (VRE) Chapter 31
  • Military Agencies (Army, Airforce, etc.)
  • New Mexico National Guard
  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Foreign Governments and Agencies
  • Private Business that issue P.O.s

How it works

For third party billing to occur, an issued financial guarantee /authorization on sponsoring agency’s official letterhead must be submitted to University Accounts Receivable and must include the following:

  • Contact information for the sponsoring agency
  • Student name and Aggie ID number
  • The maximum amounts the third party will pay for each of the following:
    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • Meals
    • Housing/Rent
    • Health/Activity Fees
    • Supplemental health insurance
    • Graduation fee
    • Late registration fee
    • Books
    • Any restrictions with regard to financial aid

Issued financial guarantees/authorizations must be received by University Accounts Receivable by the following deadlines to insure timely processing:

  • Summer: June 14
  • Fall: September 14
  • Spring: February 14

Where to submit Financial Guarantees / Authorizations

GoArmyEd Students

All military students who request TA through the GoArmy portal are responsible to submit Military Waivers before the first day of the term, (one time submission) if you are taking classes at any of our four community colleges. The army will only pay the in-state, in-district rate. If no waiver is received you will be charged either at the out-of-state rate or in-state, out-of-district rate and will be responsible for paying the difference out of pocket (Military waivers need to be submitted and approved by the Registrar’s office).

NMSU is authorized to retrieve the TA list as follows: Fall – September 16, Spring February 16 and Summer June 16. NMSU is not authorized to view TA lists during the first two weeks of each month. The list will be retrieved the following business day if the 16th of the month falls during the weekend.

Student Account

A Third Party Payment will appear on your student account shortly after the last day to add a course for a term (listed by term in the Student Registration Guide under Important Dates and Deadlines.

Application of the Third Party Payment does not imply that the University Accounts Receivable has received payment on your behalf and will be reversed if payment from the company/agency is not received within 60 days from the billing date; resulting in all student account charges due being the full responsibility of the student.

Important notes to remember:

  1. Students are responsible for paying all charges not covered by the sponsor within the billing term deadlines. Payment Options are available.
  2. Student account balances of $100 are subject to payment plan fees.
  3. Third party sponsored student accounts not paid in full or have not submitted a valid authorization will be subject to registration and transcript holds.