Sponsored Students

We are here to help you remain in compliance with your sponsor's requirements, access support services across campus, address challenges, and much more. Come visit and let us know how we can help you make the most of your time at NC State.

Sponsored students, those students attending NC State fully or partially-funded by a third party, often have the unique and challenging task of complying with sponsor requirements while also pursuing their intended courses of study. The Sponsored Student Programs office is here to provide you with direct and indirect assistance, help address sponsor and university-related items, and serve as an additional support service. Assistance from the Sponsored Student Programs office can come in many forms, but the most frequent ways we can help include:

  • Customized orientation seminars to introduce important staff, campus resources, and clarify academic expectations
  • Ongoing one-on-one meetings to discuss academic progress and compliance with sponsor requirements
  • Information about NC State housing and dining options
  • Coordination between admissions office, academic departments, international services office, Graduate School, and Intensive English Program (if required)
  • Management of third party billing for students with a signed Sponsor Affidavit of Support
  • Office hours for drop-in visits
  • Ongoing mentorship to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements and planning how to return to compliance for those who are not
  • Customized letters upon request
  • Facilitate communications with sponsor, academic department, and other on-campus offices as needed.
  • Crisis management
  • Submit grade reports and transcripts to your sponsor
  • Assist with addressing other university-related items

Who are sponsored students?

Like many other scholarship recipients, sponsored students are attending NC State having received aid from a third party. Sponsored students are unique in that they are attending NC State on behalf of their sponsoring entity. These sponsoring entities typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Government
  • Non-profit
  • International organization
  • Foundation
  • Employer
  • Other third-party institution

You are a sponsored student if one or more of the following conditions apply to you:

  • You are in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa with an I-20 or DS-2019 form issued by NC State 
  • You are in the U.S. on a J-1 Exchange visitor visa and your DS-2019 form was issued by a sponsored programs agency (e.g. Institute of International Education, AMIDEAST etc.)

If you do not fall into the categories above, but believe you are a sponsored student, please contact us.