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Third Party Payment - Employer paying for classes

All students are responsible for their tuition so check your third party payment status by logging into MyWCC.

Enroll early and turn in authorization to the Cashier's Office by the payment deadline. If you cannot turn in an authorization, you will need to pay in full or enroll in a payment plan or you will be dropped from your classes. WCC does not accept sponsor authorization after payment has been made.

Students may be eligible for Work In-District rates if the employer is in Washtenaw County. If the employer is physically located in Washtenaw County, it is the student's responsibility to give Student Connection a copy of the employer authorization by the first day of the semester to qualify for discounted tuition rates. Please turn in the original employer authorization to the Cashier's Office.

Submit Authorization before Payment Deadline

By the payment deadline, present to the WCC Cashier's Office (FAX 734-677-5272, or mail to Washtenaw Community College, Attn: Cashier's Office, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800, or second floor, Student Center Building) an original document on company letterhead that includes: student's name, semester authorized, what is being paid (e.g., tuition, books or supplies, including limits), and the exact billing address. The letter must have an authorized third party (employer) signature, date, and printed name and title.

The Financial Services Department will be the sole judge of the authenticity of the letter. The student is responsible for paying any difference not covered by the authorization and for paying if the third party does not pay. WCC does not accept third party authorizations after payment has been made.

Sign a Release

Also, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the student must authorize the college to release specific information from their educational record to their employer. The student must either list specific authorization on the letter or on a separate form along with their signature, date, and printed name and WCC identification number. A sample letter is available online at the Student Accounting web site.

Sponsor Book Authorizations

Book authorizations must be received by the Cashier by 12 noon one business day prior to purchasing books in the WCC Barnes & Noble bookstore. The bookstore will not accept hand delivered authorizations. Book charges for third party authorizations are subject to sales tax unless the third party sponsor has submitted a "Michigan Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption (Form 3372)" with a copy of their IRS letter ruling each calendar year to the Cashier's Office. Students will be required to show their WCC student ID card to purchase books.

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