Billing and financial guarantees

Invoices for tuition and fees will be sent directly to your sponsor for payment. To be eligible for third-party billing services, you must have the following documents on file with the Sponsored Student Program:

  • Release of information
  • Current financial guarantee

Financial guarantees

Sponsors typically provide a written agreement that outlines the terms of their scholarship. These documents are called financial guarantees or terms of award. If you receive an updated financial guarantee, you must provide a copy to the Sponsored Student Program. We will work with your sponsor and the MU Cashiers Office to arrange payment processing. If you see a large balance on your MU student account, it likely means we do not have a valid financial guarantee for you.

You must provide an updated financial guarantee for online courses. We cannot bill your sponsor for online courses unless there is an updated financial guarantee on file.

All financial guarantees must include the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Duration of sponsorship validity
  • List of expenses covered by sponsor that should be invoiced
  • Sponsor billing information, including contact name, email address and physical address

Financial guarantees should be addressed to:

University of Missouri Cashiers Office
ATTN: Third-Party Billing
325 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Most sponsored student tuition and mandatory fees are billed to the sponsor. Personal charges (laundry, printing, parking, etc.) are your responsibility. These must be paid before the due date or you will be assessed a late fee and/or finance charge. For payment schedules and information about late fees and finance charges, see the Cashiers Office website.