Student Sponsorships

Lakehead University will issue an invoice on behalf of a student who is sponsored by an approved outside agency. Sponsoring agencies, as well as students who are sponsored by a third party, must review the information below and submit a Letter of Authorization prior to the start of each term in order to have the sponsor invoiced for the payment of tuition, compulsory fees, residence fees and other related fees. The letter must be received by the relevant payment due date and can be faxed or e-mailed to the Accounts Receivable Office:

Fax: (807) 343-8947


International Sponsorships:  chris.gallinger@lakeheadu.ca

Domestic Sponsorships: jacaren@lakeheadu.ca

Letters received after the payment deadline will result in a $100 late payment fee on the student's account.

Sponsored Student Obligations

All sponsored students are expected to familiarize themselves with the financial and academic policies of the university. It is also the student's responsibility to ensure that their agency has submitted a Letter of Authorization to Invoice by the payment due date.

Letters received after the payment due date will result in a $100 late payment fee on the student account.

Please note that all costs not covered by the Sponsor are expected to paid by the student and received by the Accounts Receivable Office on or before the payment due date. This may include, but is not limited to the LUSU Health and Dental Plan.

LUSU Health and Dental Plan

The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance is effective September 1 for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for the Fall-Winter session, by the last day to register in September, are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

Please check with your funding agency to confirm whether they will cover the additional insurance. If your funding agency does not cover the cost of additional insurance it is your responsibility to pay the fee at the LU Accounts Office.

Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by applying at WeSpeakStudent.com (select Lakehead University). The opt-out period opens on August 1st, and closes September 30th. Please note that whether you opt-out or not, the fee will remain on the student account and must be paid.

Please forward any questions about the LUSU Medical/Dental plan to:

Leigh Castle at healthbenefits@lusu.ca.
For more information about LUSU Services go to www.lusu.ca

If a sponsor cancels or withdraws their authorization to invoice, all costs will be transferred back to the student and will be due according to the published payment due dates.

Students who have not arranged for payment of their account by the last day to register in September, will be subject to having their registration cancelled.

Sponsoring Agency Obligations

The sponsoring agency must submit a Letter of Authorization to Lakehead University on their company letterhead and submit it via fax or e-mail as outlined above.

A separate Letter of Authorization to Invoice for the payment of books should be faxed to the Lakehead University Bookstore at: (807) 343-8158 by the payment deadline.

Payment must be made upon receipt of the invoice. If payment is not received within the academic term that the invoice pertains to, sponsorship letters for future terms may not be accepted until the account is paid in full

Tuition estimates/fee information can be found on the Fees Information page on our website in the Schedule of Academic Fees.

Sponsor Refund Policy

Sponsors are only refunded if there is a credit balance on the Sponsor Account. For Sponsors who cover multiple students, refunds are not issued on a per student basis. Instead, credits from one student will first off-set any outstanding balance on the account. Once full payment is received for an outstanding term(s), all credits will be refunded to the sponsor