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What is sponsorship?

In this context Sponsorship means full or partial payment (or assumption of liability) of tuition fees by your employer, a government department, a private organisation or business or ECU. Sponsorship by an organisation outside ECU must be formally arranged with the Student Fees Office in order for the organisation to be invoiced directly for your tuition fees.

Your sponsor may nominate to pay your tuition fees for an entire teaching period, particular units of study or for a particular amount or percentage of the tuition fee. As a sponsored student, invoices for tuition fees will then be forwarded directly to your sponsor.

The invoice issued to your sponsor will include:

  • your name
  • student ID
  • course and unit details and;
  • the cost of each unit in which you are enrolled in the particular teaching period.

In order to arrange a sponsor invoice:

  • Permission must be provided in writing to the Student Fees Office prior to the due date.
  • Written acknowledgment is also required from the sponsor indicating the organisation details including contact person and contact details in addition to the period and/or amount the sponsorship covers.
  • The sponsor must ensure all the tuition fees are paid by the due date indicated on the invoice/s. Outstanding sponsor invoices without approval from the Student Fees Office, may result in an encumbrance on your record.
  • For sponsorship of tuition fees by an ECU School, please contact your School directly.
  • International Sponsors please contact our Student Fees Office regarding sponsorship requirements.


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