1. The student is billed directly for all program fees
If your school does not have a pre-existing billing agreement for your program, you will receive a bill.
Waiting on Financial Aid?
If you are unable to pay your fees by the payment due date listed on your bill because you are waiting on financial aid from your home school, we will wait until those funds are disbursed. However, you MUST complete a SiPN Financial Aid Deferral Form (insert link here). You may submit the deferral request at any time, but it should be received at SiPN no later than the payment due date listed on your bill. This form does require certification from your home school financial aid office, so please be sure to allow enough time for them to complete their portion of the form. The form can then be scanned and sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 001 +351 21 392-8772
If you receive a bill and believe that your school should be paying the fee, please contact your school’s study abroad office to verify their billing arrangements for your program. If they tell you that they should be receiving the bill, please have them contact SiPN Billing/Payments Coordinator at email@example.com, in order to clarify the situation—this contact/explanation must come directly from your school in order for any changes to be made, and you will be held responsible for any fees for which you are billed directly unless your school notifies SiPN otherwise. SiPN is willing to sign consortium or partnership agreements to facilitate whatever billing arrangements your school requires.
You must notify SiPN’s Billing Dpt. at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want your bill mailed to another address or contact.
If, after you receive your bill from SiPN, you are still unsure of this process or if you don’t believe that your bill correctly reflects the fees to be billed directly to you, please contact SiPN’s Billing Dpt., email@example.com or via +351 21-393-5800 (Portuguese number).