Sponsored Students


International Student Services (ISS) provides specialized administrative services, advising, and other program management related to the specific requirements for sponsored students. ISS serves as a liaison with academic departments, the Texas A&M University campus, sponsored students and their sponsors.

 A Texas A&M sponsored student is a student who, in pursuing his or her educational objective in the United States, seeks admission to TAMU under any of the following conditions:
  • The student’s educational program is the result of a written agreement between the United States government and a foreign government or a written agreement between an American and foreign educational institution or;
  • The student receives primary financial support from a source other than personal or family funds or a Texas A&M academic department or;
  • The student’s educational objective has been agreed to by both prospective student and sponsor and may not be changed without the written approval of the sponsor.
(NOTE: Financial support for a sponsored student may be provided by the United States government, the government of the prospective student’s home country, an international organization, or other private or public entities.)
Specialized Services

International Student Services (ISS) provides a variety of support services to international sponsored students whose academic programs are being funded by governments, international organizations, public and private companies or other such entities. Among many other services, ISS provides the following :
  • Liaison for the sponsored students, sponsors and the University.
  • Partners with English Language Institute (ELI) to help sponsored students in ELI apply to Texas A&M University;
  • Coordinates with academic advisors to ensure departmental compliance with sponsor objectives;
  • Advising appointments related to services, sponsorship, immigration, or others issues not listed
  • Services to communicate to sponsors such as phone, fax, and copy machine;
  • Letters for Enrollment Verification, Transcript Requests, Proof of Insurance, etc.

Information for students regarding third party billing student accounts

When a student is authorized for third party billing, the student’s account may show a “0” balance and appear to the student that his tuition and fees are paid. The student should be aware that there are “subcodes” which identify whether or not a payment has actually been received or if that status is third-party billed but no payment received.

For newly enrolled students, the $100.00 Property Deposit is a one-time fee per academic program which is not billed to the sponsor. This fee is a refundable fee paid to the student only when the student completes his/her academic program.

All third party billing is now being processed by Student Business Services (SBS).  For more information regarding third party billing at Texas A&M University, please visit http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/for-sponsors-and-sponsored-students/

Activity on the student’s account

  • Whenever there is activity on a student’s account, the student will receive an email from Student Business Services.

  • Students should contact SBS at ssb@tamu.edu regarding their third party billing.

  • Students are responsible for any balances not paid by the sponsor

International Student Services is dedicated to provide you with assistance and support.  We work together with sponsors to ensure a positive academic experience for your students.  Our assistance includes, but is not limited to:
  • Assists the Office of Contracts to develop and administer contracts for sponsors to support their students at Texas A&M University
  • Admissions assistance with flexible deadlines to accommodate sponsors and their students
  • Liaison for Sponsoring Agencies to communicate with Texas A&M University
  • Providing information regarding academic programs
  • Providing academic reports such as end of semester transcripts.
  • Guidance on the potential immigration status for students entering the U.S. in certain types of immigration status
  • Assistance with determining the cost of attendance for students who attend Texas A&M University
  • Coordination of visits to Texas A&M University from sponsoring agencies

*Please note that any information protected by U.S. FERPA and HIPPA laws will require a signed release from each sponsored student in order to release certain protected information.