Third Party Awards

Third Party Awards is the process we use to bill an outside organization for your tuition and/or fees. Third Party Award billing is unique in that the organization requires a bill from the institution before remitting payment. If you are expecting a third party to pay your tuition and other fees, you will need to make special arrangements with our office to bill that organization.

Your Responsibility

As a student receiving funds from a third party donor, you have the following responsibilities:

Billing Authorization

Written authorization is required to establish a contract to bill your organization for your student account charges. Our office must have a billing authorization from your organization on file in order for payment to be made. The authorization letter or voucher must be on your organization's letterhead, and include the original signature of an authorized official to obligate payment by the company/organization.

Authorization forms must be submitted via one of the following methods, at least two weeks prior to the advertised payment deadline:

Third Party Awards

- E-mail:

- 3rd Party Awards & Scholarship Line at the Cashier's Office window

- 3rd Party Awards & Scholarship Drop-box on the right side of the Cashier's Office window

- Mail:
Savannah State University
Student Financial Services
ATTN: Third Party Billing
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404

This billing authorization must:

Conditional Credit

Our office may apply a conditional credit to your student account as long as your authorization form is on file. We will then bill the organization after the drop/add period to receive payment for your award. Students who do not receive full payment of all tuition, fees, housing, etc. are responsible for paying all remaining charges by the payment deadline.

Third Party Awards

If your third party organization fails to pay the authorized charges within 60 days from when they are billed, their conditional credit will be reversed and you will be responsible for the unpaid charges. A financial hold and late fees may be placed on your student account until the balance is paid in full. We encourage you to remain in contact with your organization until the terms of the billing authorization have been met.

Third Party Awards Contacts

Please send all third party award related information to the e-mail address or fax it to (912) 358-4380.

For third party award related inquiries, please feel free to contact: