Third Party / Sponsored Payments

Third Party/Sponsored Payments are when a private or government agency is paying any portion of your tuition or fees AND they are requesting an invoice from the University.

 Examples of Third Parties/Sponsors:

Veterans Affairs (VRE) Chapter 31
Military Agencys (Army, Airforce, etc)
New Mexico National Guard
Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Foreign Governments and Agencies
Private Business who issue P.O.s

How it works

For third party billing to occur, an issued financial guarantee /authorization on sponsoring agency’s official letterhead must be submitted to University Accounts Receivable and must include the following:

  • Contact information for the sponsoring agency
  • Student name and Aggie ID number
  • The maximum amounts the third party will pay for each of the following:
    • Tuition
    • Fees
    • Meals
    • Housing/Rent
    • Health/Activity Fees
    • Supplemental health insurance
    • Graduation fee
    • Late registration fee
    • Books
    • Any restrictions with regard to financial aid

Issued financial guarantees/authorizations must be received by University Accounts Receivable by the following deadlines to insure timely processing:

Summer –    June 1st
Fall –            September 1st
Spring –       February 1st


Where to submit Financial Guarantees/Authorizations


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University Accounts Receivable
Educational Services, Suite 701

University Accounts Receivable -
Third Party Processing
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001 MSC 4570
Las Cruces, NM 88003



GoArmyEd Students

All military students who request TA through the GoArmy portal are responsible to submit Military Waivers before the first day of the term, (one time submission) if you are taking classes at any of our four community colleges. The Army will only pay the in-state, in-district rate. If no waiver is received you will be charged either at the out-of-state rate or in-state, out-of-district rate and will be responsible for paying the difference out of pocket (Military waivers need to be submitted and approved by the Registrar’s office).

NMSU is authorized to retrieve the TA list as follows: Fall – September 16, Spring – February 16, and Summer – June 16. NMSU is not authorized to view TA lists during the first two weeks of each month. If the 16th of the month falls on a weekend, the list will be retrieved the first business day after the 16th.  Additional information can be found on the Military and Veterans Programs website.

Student Account

A Third Party Payment will appear on your student account shortly after the last day to add a course for a term (listed by term in the Student Registration Guide under Important Dates and Deadlines).

Application of the Third Party Payment does not imply that the University Accounts Receivable has received payment on your behalf and will be reversed if payment from the company/agency is not received within 60 days from the billing date; resulting in all student account charges due being the full responsibility of the student.

Important notes to remember

  1. Students are responsible for paying all charges not covered by the sponsor within the billing term deadlines. Payment Options are available.
  2. Student account balances of $200 or more are required to enroll in a payment plan each semester unless your financial aid or third-party sponsor is covering ALL of your charges.
  3. Third party sponsored students who have not paid in full, or have not submitted a valid authorization, will be subject to registration and transcript holds.