While your sponsor may have agreed to pay tuition/fees and/or other charges, ultimately, as the student, you are responsible for payment. Every effort will be made to work with your sponsor to secure payment but if our efforts fail, we will look to you for payment. You are also responsible for payment of any charges not included in the authorization from your sponsor as well as any charges denied by your sponsor.
Sponsor authorizations should be turned in to the International Programs Office and the Student Accounts Office, before the semester begins.
It is your responsibility to read and follow the directions on the authorization letter from your sponsor. Many sponsors do not allow web or outreach classes unless you have a separate authorization for them. It is your responsibility to obtain that required authorization before the course begins. If your sponsor pays for room and meal charges, there are often specific requirements for what type of room and meal plans they will pay for. You are responsible to select the correct room and meal type or pay the difference, if you choose something the sponsor will not pay for.
Transcripts cannot be released unless your account balance is -0-. This is the policy for all U of I students and we do not make exceptions. If you need a transcript after grades are posted, please request it just before the end of the semester. It can then be sent between semesters, before new semester charges are posted. If you wait to request it after the new semester charges are posted we will not be able to release it until the charges are paid.
ALCP Students – if you decide to enroll in regular academic courses in conjunction with your ALCP course, please obtain a separate authorization from your sponsor for the academic courses.