Third-Party Sponsorship

Sponsored students are those who are planning to have their tuition and fees funded by a third party, such as a company or outside agency. Your sponsoring agency must send confirmation directly to the Office of the Registrar before your seat can be reserved in a program.

If the Office of the Registrar does not receive confirmation of sponsorship by the first day of classes, you remain responsible for the payment of tuition and related fees. Any fees not covered by a sponsor also remain your responsibility.

Third-Party Sponsorship Process

Once you have been admitted to your program, a letter from your sponsor must be submitted to to reserve your seat. To assist your sponsor, you may wish to provide them with:

  1. a copy of your Offer of Admission email
  2. a summary of your anticipated costs, which you can find by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator.

Using this information, your sponsor can provide a letter to help you reserve your seat.The letter must come directly from the sponsor, be submitted on company letterhead or from a company email address and include the following elements:

Student information:

  • student name
  • NorQuest student ID #
  • student’s program of study

Sponsor information:

  • organization name
  • contact person’s name and title
  • contact person’s phone number and/or email address
  • invoicing address

Funding information:

  • effective start and end date (exact dates or terms covered by the sponsorship)
  • amount funded, specify whether:
    • a precise amount will be funded (e.g. $1000) or,
    • tuition and all mandatory fees will be covered or,
    • provide a list of specific fees that are not covered (e.g. “we will pay all costs except for health and dental benefits”).
  • any additional information for NorQuest College

For information on mandatory fees and anticipated costs for a student, use the Tuition and Fees Estimator or visit to review the tuition and fees for the student’s program.

Third-Party Payment

An invoice will be sent directly to your sponsor once you have been enrolled. It is your responsibility to monitor your own account and pay any tuition and/or fees not covered by the sponsorship agreement.

The payment from the sponsor is due 30 days from the date of the invoice. If this payment is not received, the student is responsible for paying any outstanding tuition and fees.

Refunds for Sponsored Students

Sponsored students who are eligible for a refund (e.g. due to dropping a course before the drop deadline) will have the refund sent directly to their sponsor. An exception will be made for double payments: If you have paid fees and the college then receives payment from the sponsoring agency, you will receive a refund.