Catawba Valley Community College will accept sponsorship agreements in lieu of payment; however, a sponsorship letter of authorization must be on company letterhead and include the student's name, Social Security and/or Student ID number, the sponsor's billing address, contact person, phone number, what charges are covered, and any limits on amounts allowed.
Employers/sponsors may fax this information directly to the Business Office. Please also fax a current pay stub for the employee, if using this option. NC Employers and state agencies are invoiced at the in-state tuition rate. In order to receive the in-state rate, the sponsor must be the student's employer. Employment must be verifiable with a current pay stub showing North Carolina State Income taxes paid/withheld.
Volunteers and contract workers are not considered employees for invoicing situations. Sponsor invoices must be paid with company checks. Personal checks are not acceptable.
Please note that student sponsorship is a guarantee of payment for all authorized tuition and fees. CVCC will reduce the sponsor invoice by the applicable refund amount if the student drops within the refund period (75% of tuition only), but no amounts are credited for classes dropped after the refund period is over. If student(s) drop or terminate employment during the semester, the sponsor will remain liable for any charges previously authorized.
If a student must pay a portion of the tuition and fees (perhaps the sponsor only authorized a certain amount or the student may be taking a class that is not being paid by the sponsor), the student may pay the remaining balance by the payment due date for each semester.
Sponsored Billing Technician
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4033