Military and Third Party Billing

Military Billing

Armed Forces Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The Department of Defense has directed a uniform tuition assistance fiscal policy across all military services. Military services will pay 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a college up to the established semester hour cap and annual ceiling.

Policy for TA funds

Bowie State University hs a policy that returns any unerned tution assistance (TA funds on a proportional bses through at least the 60 percent portion of the period for which the funds were provided to the military Service Branch:

16-week Course Withdraw

  • On or before week 1-2: 100%
  • During week 3-4: 75%
  • During week 5-8: 50%
  • During Week 9-10: 40%

8-week Course Withdraw

  • On or before 1-2: 100%
  • During week 3-4: 50%
  • During week 5-6: 40%

Third Party Billing

All tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration. However, Bowie State University participates in the Tuition Assistance Program. If a student is eligible for tuition assistance, a written contract or letter may be accepted at registration in lieu of full payment (we reserve the right to reject any document(s) not meeting our criteria). Third party billing is when a private or government agency is paying for any portion of your tuition, fees, or books AND they are requesting a bill from the University.

There is no standard contract. Some companies will write a letter stating what they are willing to pay. Others have a special form. Regardless of the format, however, all contracts and letters MUST include the following information in order to be processed:

  • Student's name
  • Student's Empl ID number
  • Specific charges the company is willing to pay
  • Specific semester covered by the contract
  • Name and signature of officer authorizing the contract

Mail Contracts

Bowie State University
Student Accounts
Henry Admin Bldg.
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715
Att: Third Party Billing

Fax Contracts

Att: Third Party Billing


Drop your contract off at the Henry Admin Building
Student Accounts Office, First Floor

Email or Call

301-860-3491 or email: