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Information for the Sponsored Student

The University at Buffalo may bill a third party sponsor on behalf of the student as a courtesy. Please note that it is up to the student to make sure that all documentation provided by the sponsoring agency (terms of agreement/financial guarantee) is received by Student Accounts prior to the beginning of a covered semester. For information on semester start dates, please view the university’s academic calendar. Failure to submit your paperwork prior to the beginning of a covered semester may result in late fees or registration holds.

Please do not send the sponsoring agency any invoices directly. We will invoice the sponsoring agency and apply the payment to your account upon receipt. Please be advised, however, that in the event your charges are not paid in full or paid late by your sponsoring agency, it always remains the student’s responsibility to pay all charges. Sponsoring agencies typically do not cover late registration fees, administrative fees, or late payment fees. In many cases they do not cover any incidental (medical treatment charge, UB ID card replacement, library fine, equipment breakage, dorm room damage, etc.) fees either. Please contact your sponsoring agency directly should you have any questions on exactly what is covered.

A hold will be placed on the student’s account if the balance is not paid by the due date. The hold will not be lifted until the entire balance has been paid. All fees that are added to the students account as a result of late payment or late registration will not be waived.

The University at Buffalo is not responsible for any requirements between the sponsoring agency and the student. It is up to the student to submit any forms/grades to the agency that are required to maintain the sponsorship.

It is the responsibility of the student to waive the university’s medical insurance if the sponsoring agency provides comparable coverage. Please be advised that the waiver is not guaranteed, as your current medical insurance policy must match or exceed SUNY’s minimum requirements. To waive student medical insurance, please visit the university’s student medical insurance website.


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Last updated: August 29, 2017 1:24 pm EST