Financial Aid

Third Party Contract (TPC)


It is possible that some or all of your tuition and fees can be covered by a third party with a Third Party Contract. If your fees are paid by a government agency, foundation, employer, or other outside organization, it is your responsibility to ensure that payment of fees is properly credited. Please have the third party email the Billing Office at tpcsupport@berkeley.edu with an authorization letter on company letterhead. The letter should indicate the following information.

  1. Student's full first and last name
  2. 10-digit student ID number
  3. Amount of sponsorship
  4. Duration: which academic years or semesters will the sponsor pay?
  5. Any amount of fees that will not be covered (ex: health insurance)
  6. Exact title and billing address that invoices should be addressed to
  7. Contact information for authorized sponsor representative (name, phone number, email, and fax)
  8. Signature of authorized sponsor representative

Once the authorization letter has been received and processed by Billing and Payment Services a conditional credit will be placed on the student account. After the final add/drop deadline, UC Berkeley will invoice the sponsoring agency.

The university only bills one semester at a time so your agency should only send payment based on the amount invoiced. See the Registrar's Office for an itemization of fees.

In many cases, the sponsor will want to see a completion of semester courses prior to payment so you may need to pay your fees first and then get reimbursed upon completion of the semester.

MBA student’s who are fully sponsored, meaning full fees are paid by a third party or outside agency, may choose to work as GSIs and/or Readers. However, if you are eligible for a fee remission from UC Berkeley, you will only receive it if your sponsoring agency reduces the sponsorship by that amount. Fee remissions will not be paid to the student as a refund if fees are being covered by an outside source.

For those of you who waive the student health insurance, the Health Insurance Fee will not be triggered to your account, so expect a lower partial fee remission.