What is a private, or outside, scholarship?
Outside scholarships are funds you receive from public and private agencies to pay for a portion or all of your tuition, fees, or required textbooks. You must apply for these scholarships through a separate process.
How does a private scholarship get applied toward tuition?
When a private agency pays a portion of your tuition, fees, or required textbooks, this is considered third-party billing. The agency will receive a bill directly from TESST College of Technology and send the payment directly to the School (not to you, the student).
Scholarship third-party billing is only available as an option if the student/private agency provides the necessary tuition assistance documents prior to each term of enrollment. The tuition assistance documents must meet all standard requirements and will provide TESST College of Technology with direct bill authorization. If the private agency determines you are no longer eligible to receive a scholarship, you will be responsible for paying the tuition balance.
To have a private agency approved for direct billing, please contact your campus to provide the following information:
- The name of the agency
- The contact information for the Educational Benefits Coordinator