Business Office - Sponsored Students
Sponsored students must submit a new letter each semester.
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.
Students must submit a new letter of authorization each semester
Employer and 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 or 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.
Sponsored Student Procedures
- Ask the sponsor to fax a "Letter of Authorization" to (828) 624-5240. CVCC cannot process the sponsorship without the letter from the sponsor. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the Business Office receives the letter.
- Pay any amount due that is not covered by the sponsor when the student registers.
- All sponsorships must be secured and received by the stated payment due date for each semester. Sponsorship students should plan accordingly by obtaining the sponsor's authorization letter and ensure the Business Office receives it. Any student whose sponsorship is not secured by the payment due date may be deregistered from class, and will then need to reregister for classes.
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.