New agencies are subject to a review process before sponsorship can be approved. USC does not accept agency billing arrangements from owners of private businesses paying for themselves or their dependents.

To be considered as a sponsoring agency:

  • Agency must accept USC’s agency invoices without modification. For more information, please see Understanding Your Agency Invoice.
  • Agency must pay USC’s agency invoices within 30 days of receipt by check, wire or ACH transfer (instructions provided on invoices).
  • Agency may not require completion of the course(s) or verification of grade(s) as a condition of payment.
  • Agency must complete the sponsoring agency application form.

Once an agency has been approved, it must then authorize USC to directly bill the agency on a student’s behalf. See “Authorizing Direct Invoicing.”

Payment is due upon receipt of the bill. Sponsoring agencies that do not pay upon billing may have their status as an approved agency revoked.