Third Party Sponsor Payments

The student must request a sponsorship arrangement/deferral with the Student Rec. & Acctg Office for each academic session in which a sponsor will pay for current session tuition fees.  Submission of the annual letter from your sponsor to the Student Rec. & Acctg Office is required to complete registration for each academic session and avoid having registration financially cancelled and course enrolment cancelled.

Eligible sponsors include First Nations, Inuit and Métis funding, domestic and foreign government and non-government agencies, and non-profit or private organizations that meet the criteria for a University of Toronto sponsorship arrangement.

A sponsorship is eligible to be administered as a University of Toronto Sponsorship if the organization:

  • will pay a portion of current session tuition fees that exceeds the minimum required payment (Fall term tuition fee total for Fall-Winter session or 50% of Summer tuition fee total for Summer session) directly to the University of Toronto
  • requires a University of Toronto invoice sent to the Sponsor from the University (rather than the student)
  • has paid for prior session fees for all funded students
  • is not owned by the Student or family member

The University of Toronto reserves the right to decline to administer a sponsorship arrangement with terms that are not in compliance with the University’s policies and practices.

If your sponsorship is NOT eligible to be administered as a University of Toronto sponsorship, then you are not eligible for a sponsorship deferral and you are responsible for providing your sponsor with payment deadline and payment instruction information.

  • The student must request a sponsorship arrangement/deferral with the Student Rec. & Acctg Office for each academic session in which a sponsor will pay for  current session tuition fees.  Submission of the annual letter from your sponsor to the Student Rec. & Acctg Office is is required to complete registration for each academic session and avoid having registration financially cancelled and course enrolment cancelled.

    You are eligible for a tuition fee deferral (register without payment) on the basis of an accepted third party sponsorship arrangement if all of the following conditions apply:

    • You or the Sponsor have paid for prior session fees,
    • an eligible Third Party Sponsor Organization will pay a portion of current session tuition fees that exceeds the minimum required payment (Fall term tuition fee total for Fall-Winter session or 50% of Summer tuition fee total for Summer session)
    • you submit for a tuition fee deferral request for each registration session to the Student Accounts Office prior to your division’s Fall-Winter session Pay or Defer to Register deadline or Summer session Pay or Defer to Register deadline.

    Step 1:  Email or fax a copy of the annual letter you received from the external organization or agency stating that they will pay your fees along with your ACORN invoice to:

    • Mary Moscon at studentar@utoronto.ca (preferred option)  or by fax at 416-978-2610.
    • Your College Registrar (TST students)

    This is a requirement even if your sponsor issues one letter for the entire length of your program.

    Step 2: Student Accounts Receivables or TST College Registrar staff must match your ACORN invoice with the authorization letter in order to record the Third Party Sponsorship deferral and complete your registration.

    Step 3: Check ACORN to confirm that you are registered.

  • Health and Dental Insurance Fees

    If the Sponsor will pay for the health and dental insurance fees billed on the student ACORN invoice, the Student Receivables and Accounting Office will include these fees on the invoices submitted to the Sponsor for payment.

    If the Sponsor will NOT pay for the health and dental insurance fees billed on the student ACORN invoice, then Student Receivables and Accounting Office will exclude these fees on the invoices submitted to the Sponsor for payment.  It is your responsibility to pay for these fees and then opt out of University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) and/or your student society health and dental fees.

  • You are responsible for:

    1. Monitoring your ACORN invoice to ensure that your sponsor has paid
    2. Paying for fees that are not covered by the sponsor funding including any fees owed if the sponsorship is cancelled.  Your payment deadline is April 30thfor Fall-Winter session and August 31st for Summer session.

    Fall-Winter Session Payment Schedule

    Student Accounts Receivables will submit an invoice to your Sponsor in November (for Fall-Winter session).  In exceptional cases, Student Accounts Receivables will submit an invoice to your Sponsor in February for Winter term fees.

    You are responsible for paying for the portion of Fall-Winter fees that will not be paid by your sponsor funding by the payment deadline for the current session.

    Fall-Winter Payment Schedule for Students Registered with a Third Party Sponsorship Deferral
    April 30, 2022 Final deadline for full payment of Fall-Winter session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on May 1, 2022, and ineligibility to register for future session(s).
    May 16, 2022 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Fall-Winter Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts

    Summer Session Payment Schedule

    Student Accounts Receivables will submit an invoice to your Sponsor in June (for Summer session).

    You are responsible for paying for the portion of Summer session fees that will not be paid by your sponsor funding by the payment deadline for the current session.

    Summer Payment Schedule for Students Registered with a Third Party Sponsorship Deferral
    August 31, 2021 Final deadline for full payment of Summer session Tuition & Non-Tuition fees to avoid the recording of an ACORN financial hold on September 1, 2021, and ineligibility to register for future session(s). * Some programs may require an earlier deadline to pay Summer session fees to register for Fall-Winter session
    September 15, 2021 First monthly service charge billing date for unpaid Summer Tuition & Non-Tuition fee amounts
  • Overpayments may result in an ACORN credit balance which might be eligible for a refund to the Sponsor.