UKIC / International Student & Scholar Services / Sponsored Students

Sponsored Students

As a sponsored student, you have a designated coordinator who is your primary contact for immigration advising on F-1 and J-1 regulations, matters relating to your Sponsorship, including pre-arrival information, monitoring status of financial guarantees, referral to academic support and other special issues. 

 You should consult with your university academic advisor regarding issues related to (but not limited to) your academic program of study, program requirements and procedures, academic progress, and assistance in accessing university resources.

Requirements for all Sponsored Students

In order for the University of Kentucky to request payment from your Sponsor, the following must be on file with ISSS: 

  • A current Letter of Financial Guarantee (FG) from your Sponsor which details tuition, mandatory fees and any other charges your Sponsor has agreed to pay on your behalf 
  • A current Release Form (if not included on your FG) which enables the university to provide billing and other services to your Sponsor


  • For questions or concerns about charges on your student account, especially charges which you think should have been invoiced to your Sponsor, contact UK Student Account Services Representative, Wendy Christian at or call 859-218-2209.