All students receiving any financial support from an external agency, foundation, organization, employer (hospitals) or government MUST complete the Third Party Contract Online Form. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for collecting and tracking funding information for all students. If you are receiving funding from multiple sources, separate forms for each source must be received.
- Third-Party Contracts are in effect only after matriculation and that admitted students must pay the tuition deposit by credit card or check.
- The third-party contract is not legally binding.
- The form must not be completed by the student as it will not be processed.
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The Student Accounts Office will invoice the Third-Party for the items they have agreed to pay for both current and future terms. The invoice will be sent as soon as tuition has been assessed and/or after the form has been processed. (depending on timing)
Please note: a Third-Party cannot be billed for fees NOT charged on the student account*. When payment is received from the third-party, the student’s account will be credited with the amount of the third-party’s payment. Students will receive an email copy from the Student Accounts Office when their third-party has been invoiced and payment has been received.
* Therefore, if a third-party wishes to pay for living/other expenses, the check for those educational costs must go directly to the student.
Frequently Asked Third-Party Questions:
Can i waive the tuition deposit?
No, tuition deposit is a mandatory deposit that must be paid to the Admissions Office in order to secure the student’s place in the class.
Can my sponsor pay the tuition deposit?
Yes, your third-party sponsor can make tuition deposit payment. However, we encourage admitted students to pay the deposits and then to request a refund upon matriculation. Admitted students may pay by credit card in their my.harvard portal to which only they have access.
Another option is for payment to be wired or check to be mailed. For instructions, please reach out to the Admissions Office.
How can i be reimbursed for my tuition deposit?
If you (the student) make the tuition deposit payment, you can request to be reimbursed through our office by completing the Credit Balance Refund form. Please note, you become eligible for the funds once your sponsor submits a payment for the initial invoice.
If your third-party sponsor makes the tuition deposit payment or reimburses you directly, we can ensure the invoice amount reflects the tuition deposit payment. In order to do so, please notify our office at email@example.com.
What is Deferred to 3rd Party Contract?
When a Third-Party Contract is created, the items the Third-Party is covering will be removed from the student bill by a “Deferred to 3rd Party Contract.” The result of this will allow students to see what they owe after their Third-Party coverage (if any).
The “Deferred to 3rd Party Contract” credit that appears on the student’s account does not mean that the third party has paid.
For ALL sponsor-related questions (i.e invoices, payments received, etc.) please contact Jessica Cheveste in the Student Accounts Office at 617-496-8050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For ALL sponsor-related questions (i.e form submission, questions about billing, third-party contract process, etc.) contact Senait Mulu in the Office of Financial Aid at 617-432-3859 or email@example.com.