Sponsorship Billing

A sponsorship is defined as a company or organization (third party) taking financial responsibility for a student’s charges. It requires an invoice before payment can be made to the college. Students must apply and register for classes before they are eligible for  sponsorship billing at PCC.

Employer Sponsored In-State Tuition

The North Carolina General Statute 115D-39 states: “The legal resident limitation with respect to tuition, set forth in G.S. 116 143.1 and G.S. 116 143.3, shall apply to students attending institutions operating pursuant to this Chapter; provided, however, that when an employer other than the Armed Forces, as that term is defined in G.S. 116 143.3, pays tuition for an employee to attend an institution operating pursuant to this Chapter and when the employee works at a North Carolina business location, the employer shall be charged the In-state tuition rate.”

Steps to Apply:

A student’s employer who is willing to sponsor their studies at Pitt Community College must follow the steps listed below. Begin these steps before payment is due each semester to allow time for processing.

  1. Apply and be admitted into PCC
  2. Register for your classes for the semester. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 252-493-7234 to receive the cost of your classes at the resident rate vs the nonresident rate.
  3. Complete the Business-Sponsored Student Form  and return it with the additional required documentation listed below:
    1. A letter from the employer on company letterhead stating the company agrees to sponsor the student and will pay the tuition for that semester for the student. The letter should include the student’s full name and ID number at PCC
    2. Copies of the latest two pay-stubs from the employer
    3. A company check with the exact tuition (resident rate)
    4. Note: The sponsoring employer must be listed on the NC Secretary of State’s website.
  1. Return the form and all additional required documents to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Development Services in the Vernon White Building, Room 115. Please return at least one week prior to the payment deadline.

Note: Those approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) currently qualify for business sponsorship. 

 

Non-Profit Sponsorship

The North Carolina General Statute 115D-39 (c) states: “… a person sponsored under this subsection who is lawfully admitted to the United States is eligible for the State resident community college tuition rate. For purposes of this subsection, a North Carolina(NC) nonprofit entity is a charitable or religious corporation as defined in G.S. 55A-1-40 that is incorporated in NC and that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a civic league incorporated in NC under Chapter 55A of the General Statutes that is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. A nonresident of the United States is sponsored by a NC nonprofit entity if the student resides in NC while attending the community college and the NC nonprofit entity provides a signed affidavit to the community college verifying that the entity accepts financial responsibility for the student’s tuition and any other required educational fees. Any NC nonprofit entity that sponsors a nonresident of the United States under this subsection may sponsor no more than five nonresident students annually under this subsection. This subsection does not make a person a resident of NC for any other purpose.”

Steps to Apply

A student who has an nonprofit entity who is willing to sponsor their studies at Pitt Community College must follow the steps listed below. Begin these steps before payment is due each semester to allow time for processing.

  1. Apply and be admitted into PCC
  2. Register for your classes for the semester. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 252-493-7234 to receive the cost of your classes at the resident rate vs the nonresident rate.
  3. Complete the NC Nonprofit Entity Sponsorship Form and return it with the additional required documentation listed below:
    1. Copy of the entity’s federal tax identification number or IRS designation of NC nonprofit status
    2. Copy of the entity’s articles of incorporation
    3. A letter from the nonprofit entity on their letterhead stating they agree to sponsor the student for the current upcoming semester. A new letter is need each semester from the nonprofit that the student wants to be sponsored. The letter should include the student’s full name and ID number at PCC.
  4. Return the form and required additional documents to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Development Services in the Vernon White Building, Room 115.

Note: Undocumented students or those approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) do not currently qualify for non-profit sponsorship.