Third Party Billing

The Student Accounts Office accepts authorizations from third party sponsors to invoice the sponsor directly for the tuition and related charges of the sponsored student. A third party sponsor is an embassy, government agency, or private company that pays all, or a portion, of a student’s invoice directly to the university. The payment must be unconditional; it cannot be contingent on academic performance or employee reimbursement policies.  Please note that any portion of the student's bill not covered by the third party is due by the first day of the semester in order to avoid any late fees and interest. Authorizations must also cover the entire semester term.


Authorizations must be on sponsor letterhead and include:

  • Sponsor name, billing address, and telephone number
  • Student’s name
  • Student's GWid
  • Dollar amount and definition of fees and charges to be paid

Authorization Deadlines

  • Spring 2019 - Due by January 18, 2019
  • Summer 2019 - Due by May 24th, 2019
  • Fall 2019 - Due by August 30th, 2019
  • Spring 2020 - Due by January 17th, 2020


Please note: Authorizations submitted after the deadline are subject to a Third Party Late Charge.

Authorizations should be sent to:

The George Washington University
Student Accounts Office
Attn: Third Party Billing
45155 Research Place, Suite 250
Ashburn, VA 20147

Fax: 703-723-3482
Phone: 202-994-7350
Email: [email protected]


Third party sponsors will be invoiced in October, February and June, for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, respectively. The extension of credit by the university for an anticipated third party payment does not relieve a student from any financial responsibilities to the university. If the sponsor’s authorization does not pay the balance in full, the student is responsible for payment of any outstanding balance by the statement due date. If payment is not received from the sponsor, then the student will be held liable for all charges and any interest that may have accrued on the account.

Students seeking reimbursement from their employers should refer to Employer Reimbursement.