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.

Third Party Billing and invoices for sponsored students are handled by Student Business Services (SBS).  http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/for-sponsors-and-sponsored-students/

 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 sponsored student billing
All sponsored student (third party) billing is handled by Student Business Services.  For more information regarding the sponsored student billing at Texas A&M University, please visit:  Sponsors and Sponsored Students (hyperlink to http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/for-sponsors-and-sponsored-students/). 

Activity on the student’s account

  • Once the sponsor submits a sponsorship letter to Student Business Services, a credit is placed on the student account in the amount of the charges authorized by the sponsor.  This credit does not indicate that the sponsor has made payment and does not release the student from financial responsibility for those charges.
  • Students are responsible for paying any balances not authorized by the sponsor on or before the payment due date for the semester.
  • The $100.00 General Deposit is charged to all newly enrolled students and will not be billed to the sponsor.  For additional information about the General Deposit, please visit General Deposit (hyperlink to http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/tuition-fees/schedule/#DEP_PROP)
  • Students should contact SBS at ssb@tamu.edu with any questions regarding the sponsored student billing process.

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
Sponsored student (third party) billing is handled by Student Business Services.  For more information regarding sponsored student billing at Texas A&M University, please visit:  Sponsors and Sponsored Students (hyperlink to http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/for-sponsors-and-sponsored-students/). 

*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.