Private sponsorships (those not publicly funded) will only be accepted for a minimum of five students or where covered tuition and fees will total at least $3000 for the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay for less than five students or for a total sponsorship of less than $3000 will be required to pay at the time of registration. To obtain the instate rate for employees of NC companies, the cashier will need the student's most recent original paystub, a letter on company letterhead verifying continued employment and intent to pay for his/her tuition/fees, and a company check for the exact amount of the charges. Company credit cards may also be used. Cash and/or personal checks are not valid forms of payment for these types of transactions.
What to Submit
The sponsor must submit authorization on company letterhead that includes the following information:
- students' names
- students' CPCC Student ID# or last 4 digits of SSN
- sponsor’s billing address
- sponsor’s contact person’s name
- sponsor’s phone number
- list of charges sponsor will cover
- semester sponsor is paying for
- any limits on amounts allowed
The sponsor must then submit this information to the Sponsored Programs Office by email or fax. If the sponsor is also the students' employer, they must also submit two recent original paystub for each employee/student.
When to Submit
The Sponsored Programs Office must receive these materials no later than two days before the applicable due dates. The students cannot register for sponsored classes if we have not received these materials.
Please allow two business days processing time.
If you are sponsoring the students for more than one semester, please submit a new letter of authorization for each semester.
Invoicing & Payment
Sponsors are invoiced approximately four weeks after the semester begins. Sponsor invoices must be paid with company checks; personal checks are not acceptable. Invoices must be paid by the date indicated. Please note that student sponsorship is a guarantee of payment for all authorized tuition and fees. CPCC will reduce the sponsor invoice by the applicable refund amount if a student drops within the refund period (75% of tuition only), but no amounts are credited for classes dropped after the refund period is over. If student(s) drop or terminate employment during the semester, the sponsor will remain liable for any charges previously authorized.
NC Employers and State Agencies may qualify to be invoiced at the in-state rate:
- To receive the in-state rate, the sponsor must be the student's employer or a public agency (such as Employment Security, Department of Social Services, etc.).
- Employment must be verifiable with an original paystub showing NC state taxes paid.
- Volunteers and contract workers are not considered employees for invoicing situations.
If the sponsor is a non-profit entity, they must adhere to the Sponsor Requirements for Non-Profit Entities.
For questions or additional information, please see our FAQ or contact us.