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A Third Party is any party that agrees to make a full or partial payment of the student’s tuition. This can be a:

  • Governmental agency
  • Non-profit association
  • Corporation
  • Military branch
  • Foreign embassy

 


How to Submit

Students are required to submit the following:

  • FERPA/Third Party Authorization (Military students are not required to submit)
  • Voucher/Financial Guarantee

Submit e-Forms Online through MyFIU and select 'Student Financials' to access forms.

FERPA/Third Party Authorization

The FERPA/Third Party Authorization Form will allow us to properly disclose all required billing information to your designated third party.

  • Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, FIU is not authorized to release any student information to a third party without written consent from the student if the student is 18 years or older or is attending a post-secondary educational institution.
  • By signing the Third Party FERPA section of the form every semester, the student authorizes FIU to release any and all of their financial and academic information to the third-party entity listed on their Third Party FERPA Release form. The third-party entity’s name is normally located on the third-party tuition voucher that the student submits every semester.
  • The Third-Party Authorization section of the form is used for the third-party process and is offered by FIU to students as a courtesy only. In summary, it states that FIU has agreed to submit the FIU Tuition and Fee Invoice applicable to the third-party information filled out by the student on the first page of the form.
  • The student is liable and continues to be responsible for timely payment of any tuition, fee, and / or costs not paid by their third party within the required deadline.  
  • If the student does not pay their portion by the last day to pay, a $100 late payment fee may be assessed to the student’s account.

By signing the Third-Party Authorization section of the form, the student acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in the packet and the student confirms that he/she has read and understood the terms and conditions.

Submit the 'Third Party FERPA/Authorization Eform' through MyFIU. Follow instructions for E-Forms to Submit e-Forms Online and select 'Student Financials' to access the form.

Please note: You may scan and attach your voucher, letter of financial guarantee or any other pertinent documents to this form.

The FERPA/Third Party Authorization Form is required every semester.

Voucher/Financial Guarantee

The voucher/ financial guarantee is something that is provided by the entity paying for your tuition. The voucher/financial guarantee document must contain the following information:

  • Primary Contact (Name, email, phone number)
  • Billing Address
  • Student’s Full name and Panther ID
  • Specific Semester(s) to be paid
  • Specific charges to be paid

You can submit your voucher/financial guarantee in the following ways:

  • Scan the voucher and upload it through your MyFIU. See instructions to Submit e-Forms Online.  Make sure to include your Panther ID# on the voucher. Select "Student Financials" as the department and Third-Party Voucher as the form.
  • You may also attach your voucher to the electronic FERPA/Third Party Authorization Form in MyFIU.

 


Documents Deadline

The third party voucher/financial guarantee and FERPA/Third Party Authorization eForm are due by the last day to pay to avoid any late fees and/or enrollment cancellation. All tuition and fees not covered by the third-party voucher/financial guarantee must be paid by the student by the last day to pay as posted on the Academic Calendar.

After the voucher is received a temporary credit is placed on the account by the last day to pay, for the amount approved for on the voucher/financial guarantee. Our Third-Party invoicing process does not begin until after enrollment reinstatement period.  

Returning TA Policy

If Tuition Assistance is returned to the 3rd Party Entity, the student is responsible for any or all portion of the benefits received.

Policy on return of Active Military Tuition Assistance funds: 

Students receiving Military Tuition assistance funds who officially withdraw from all classes will have those funds subject to return to the sponsor based on the following timelines.

16-week Course Withdraw submitted

Before the term through the last day to drop or add a course with no financial liability, (usually first week of classes plus 2 or 3 days depending on Holidays) 100% return

  • Last day to pay through week 4 75% return
  • During weeks 5-8 50% return
  • During week 9 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 10-16 0% return

7-week Course Withdraw submitted

Before the term through the last day to drop or add a course with no financial liability, (usually first week of classes plus 2 or 3 days depending on Holidays) 100% return

  • Last Day to pay through week 2 75% return
  • During weeks 3-4 50% return
  • During week 5 40% return (60% of course is completed)
  • During weeks 6-8 0% return

Questions concerning return funds can be directed to tpbilling@fiu.edu

Last updated: December 5, 2019

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