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Enrolling in Third Party Contracts

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To initiate the Third Party Contract (TPC) invoicing process, you are required to: 

  1. Authorize a FERPA release for billing information in Axess (instructions below)
  2. Submit an application to the Stanford Student Financial Services (SFS) team (link below)

Other important enrollment items:

  • You may only have one sponsoring organization per quarter enrolled for TPC invoicing. 
  • Once your application has been received and processed by SFS, a conditional credit will be placed on your student account each term. A conditional credit on your student account does not signify payment by the sponsor was received. We strongly encourage you to read and understand this Notice of Financial Responsibility.
  • SFS processes temporary credits after the first term invoice with a completion deadline of the graduate student payment deadline. View this Billing Dates and Deadlines webpage for specific dates.
  • Your TPC application cannot be processed without your FERPA release. To authorize the release of billing information to your sponsor:
    1. Log in to Axess and select the "My Finances" menu
    2. Select "Bill & Payment System" then "FERPA Financial Information Release"
      1. Note for New Students and Visiting Student Researchers: You will not see the FERPA Financial Information Release until after you matriculate at Stanford, or after your VSR appointment begins. If you cannot see this link, please wait to complete your TPC application until after you enroll or after your appointment start date.
    3. Review the release, add your sponsor, and submit.   
      1. Axess requires entries in standard name format (last name, first name), so please enter your third-party sponsor organization as the last name and "TPC sponsor" as the first name.
      2. The FERPA release remains in effect until you delete your sponsor by ‘opting out’ of TPC invoicing or when you leave Stanford.

After you complete your FERPA release, please select the button below to submit your third-party contract application:

Apply for Third Party Contract Invoicing

Application Submission Deadlines

Third Party Contract (TPC) applications are due no later than the Friday prior to the Final Study List deadline of the term you wish sponsorship to begin. Any applications submitted after this date will not be accepted for a start date in the current term. Please see the Academic Calendar for current Final Study List deadline dates.

QuarterApplication Due Date
AutumnOctober 6, 2023
WinterJanuary 19, 2024
SpringApril 12, 2024
SummerJune 28, 2024

Notice of Financial Responsibility

Application processing and conditional credits are posted to your student account prior to the student billing deadline. 

If you have questions about TPC invoicing, the application process, payments, or other related matters, we encourage you to get help from the Student Services Center.