What is a Third Party Sponsor?
A third party sponsor agrees to pay fees on a student’s behalf and establishes a third party contract with the University of Manitoba for billing purposes.
Who can be a Third Party Sponsor?
Employers, First Nations, government agencies, other educational institutions and charitable organizations are examples of third party sponsors. Family members (i.e. parents, grandparents, etc.) are not considered to be sponsors.
How does the sponsorship process work?
If your fees are to be paid by a third party sponsor, you must have your sponsor complete and submit a Tuition Sponsorship Application Form, or submit a letter of application printed on official letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization. The following information must be provided:
o Complete name, billing address, phone and fax numbers of the sponsor
o Name, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of a contact person
o Full name and student number of each individual to be sponsored
o The term to be sponsored (i.e. Fall/Winter 2010-2011, Summer 2011)
o Charges authorized for payment (i.e. tuition, books, parking, etc.)
The application form or letter can be mailed or faxed to the following address:
Revenue, Capital and General Accounting
315 Administration Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
FAX: (204) 474-7501
The sponsorship application must be received by the University prior to the fee payment deadline to avoid late payment penalties, holds on student accounts and possible deregistration. The final deadline date for receipt of sponsorship applications is the revision period deadline date. After this date, applications will not be accepted and students will have to seek reimbursement directly from their sponsor. Note: the University will not be responsible for reinstating a student’s registration where deregistration has occurred due to late receipt of sponsorship authorization forms.
At the end of the revision period deadline for each term, the University will issue an invoice to the sponsor. Payment is due on the due date specified on the invoice (see schedule below for important dates). Payment can be made by any of our accepted methods of payment (click here for accepted payment methods).
What happens if payment is not made by the sponsor?
Once an invoice is more than 90 days past due, the University reserves the right to cancel the third party contract and hold the student fully responsible for any unpaid amounts. The student’s account will be put on hold and future registration will not be permitted until the balance is paid.
What if my sponsor is paying after successful completion of my course?
This is not considered to be a sponsorship situation. The student must pay fees according to published deadlines and seek reimbursement directly from the organization that is covering their fees.
What about charges other than tuition?
Application for the coverage of fees other than tuition (i.e. Admissions, Transcripts, Books and Supplies, Parking, Residence and Extended Education) must be sent to the appropriate department in order to prevent disruptions to student services.
What if I do not require UMSU Health and Dental coverage?
In the event that a student has coverage through another insurance plan, they may opt-out of the UMSU plan. International students must possess a Manitoba Health card or proof of international health coverage through their sponsor or home University to be eligible to opt-out. Students who wish to opt-out are responsible for informing the Health and Dental Office prior to the end of the revision period.
Note: First Nations sponsored students are automatically opted out of the Health and Dental Plan prior to the sponsor being invoiced. First Nations or Non Status sponsored students who do require UMSU Health and Dental coverage should contact the UMSU Health and Dental Office to opt back in.
Is an RESP considered sponsorship?
No. The transfer of funds from an RESP to the University is not considered a form of sponsorship. Note, if you are paying your tuition fees through this method, ensure the transfer takes place at least 14 days prior to the fee payment deadline to allow sufficient time for processing.
My sponsor requires attendance and progress reports, how do I arrange this?
Attendance at classes is not mandatory. Where attendance and progress reports are required, the student must arrange in advance for a faculty advisor to provide the report directly to the sponsor.
Where can I get an estimate of my tuition costs?
Estimated costs can be found at http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/finances/tuition/
Schedule of Important Dates:
Summer Term Payment Deadlines
May - June 2013 Courses 15 July 2013
July - August 2013 Courses 15 August 2013
315 Administration Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada