Some students have all or part of their tuition and student fees paid by a sponsor, such
as an employer, community sponsor, or government agency. This is known as third-party billing.
Accounting Services will process students' tuition and student fee payments directly
from an approved sponsor.
Sponsored students are those whose education at LSUS is funded directly by a thirdparty. Examples of Third-party sponsors are:
• Other educational institutions
• Non-Governmental Tuition Assistance agencies
When third-parties require LSUS send an invoice for educational costs directly to them,
the process is handled by the Assistant Bursar in Accounting Services.
Students who pay LSUS first and are subsequently reimbursed by their employers are
not handled by Accounting Services. Students who receive reimbursement upon
submission of grades or course completion must adhere to the University’s published
payment due dates.
1. Obtain a letter of credit (LOC) or agreement letter from the third-party that
guarantees payment on their bill.
a. Issued on third-party’s official letterhead
b. Specify the student’s name and nine-digit student id number (begins with
the letter of the students first name + 8 digits)
c. Outline the educational approved cost the sponsor will cover
d. Specify third-party terms
e. Includes billing address to be used on the invoice and point of contact
2. Email or fax third-party agreement or LOC to Accounting Services with a copy of
the student’s itemized fee bill.
3. Agreement letters and LOC are reviewed and processed within seven days of the
semester payment due date.
All invoices are distributed via fax, email or mail after the census date / last day to drop
or resign with a 40% refund for the semester. LSUS will generally wait until after this
date to ensure that all invoices are accurate as many students add or drop classes
during this period.
Invoice payment dates are dependent upon contract agreement terms.
Third-party Invoice Payment
Following receipt of student paperwork, LSUS will generate and send an invoice directly
to the third-party each University semester. Third-parties are expected to pay LSUS
directly upon receipt of the invoice. Third-party payment to LSUS must be in U.S. dollars
and can be made via U.S. mail or wire transfer.
Wire transfer is the preferred method of payment.
The student's name and nine-digit LSUS student identification number should be
included in the detail field.
For further instructions on submitting wire transfers, please email
Accounting_Services@lsus.edu or call 318-797-5275.
For mail payments please refer to the following details:
Attn: Accounting Services – AD-129
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
The student's name and nine-digit LSUS identification number should be included on
the memo line of the check.