Third-Party Authorizations

Third-Party Authorizations

A Third Party Tuition Authorization (TA) is a written document notifying PC that an outside organization or agency (third party) will pay part or all of a student’s PC tuition and fees. In the event, the organization/agency does not provide payment for the authorized amount, the balance will be the student’s responsibility.

Tuition Authorization Process:

  1. TA received, verified and remaining uncovered balance of tuition/fees is paid by the student.
  2. Account noted that Third Party will be paying on the student account.
  3. Student enrollment will be protected from being dropped for non-payment.
  4. Student Business Services completes processing.
  5. Invoice will be submitted to the Third Party payer the following month.
  • Note: A balance may still appear in the “Amount Due” section of the Student Center until processing of the TA by Student Business Services is complete. This process may take up to 2 weeks after start of course.

Third Party Tuition Authorization Requirements

To set up a Third Party Authorization Agreement, you must submit a complete Authorization document which includes ALL of the following information:

  • Letter must be on official company letterhead.
  • Course(s) to be paid.
  • Specific billing requirements (e.g. tuition only, tuition and registration fee only, tuition and all fees).
  • First name, last name and student ID number for each student covered.
  • Specify if out-of-state tuition charges will be paid by the third party.
  • Include if the third party is to be charged for tuition and/or fees if the student receives federal financial aid.
  • Contact person's name and telephone number.
  • Original signature from the authorizing party.
  • Billing address to invoice the third party.

Submit Authorizations to Student Business Services:

Tuition Authorizations can be submitted to Student Business Services via one of the following:

For additional questions please contact Student Business Services: 602.285.7522 

Tuition Authorization Initiated by the Student

TAs initiated by a student requires the student to provide an authorization letter from the third party to Student Business Services by their course due date.

Tuition Authorization Submitted by an External Organization or Agency

TAs submitted by an outside organization or agency will coordinate with Student Business Services to complete the TA process, ideally prior to the due date to ensure the student's enrollment is not jeopardized. Student Business Services will process the TA for the individual students enrolled in the specified course(s) upon receipt of the TA.

Military Tuition Authorizations 

A Military Tuition Authorization (MTA) submitted by the student must be received by Student Business Services. Student Business Services will process the MTA for payment of tuition upon receiving the document from the student. Student is responsible for paying registration and course fees at time of submission.

Dual Enrollment and ACE

For information on these programs, visit Dual Enrollment.