Third Party Payment

Third Party Payment

Teachers College, Columbia University will extend credit to students who present written authorization from a third party/sponsoring company (parents and relatives are not considered Third Parties) for payment of tuition and/or fees on their organization or corporate letterhead. Please note, we do not extend credit for third party payments that are contingent upon course completion or a specific grade.

All letters are subject to review/approval and must include the following information:

  • Students name
  • Student ID number
  • Semester(s)/Academic Year covered
  • Number of points or course work covered
  • Dollar or percentage limit (tuition and/or fees) if applicable
  • Sponsoring company's name, billing address, contact person and telephone number


Students must also complete a TC Third Party Contract Information Form:

Third Party Contract Information Form


Completed letters/forms can be faxed to our office at (212) 678-4139 or emailed at

The extension of credit by the college for an anticipated third party payment does not relieve a student from any financial responsibilities to Teachers College, Columbia University. If payment is not received from the third party, the student will be held liable for all charges and any additional charges associated with the collection of the principal.

All Third Party checks should be made payable to Teachers College and sent to:

Teachers College, Columbia University 
Office of the Bursar 
525 West 120th Street
Box 305
New York, NY 10027
ATTN: Third Party Payment Administrator

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