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**The Autumn quarter enrollment deadline is Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.**  

To initiate the Third Party Contract (TPC) invoicing process, you are required to submit an application to the Stanford Student Financial Services (SFS) team, and authorize FERPA in Axess. 

The FERPA release remains in effect until you delete your sponsor by ‘opting out’ of TPC invoicing or when you leave Stanford.

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.

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.


Application Due Date


September 24, 2021


January 14, 2022


April 1, 2022


July 1, 2022

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.