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Student Body Scholarship Association Tuition Sponsorship Program Enrollment Agreement

This Agreement constitutes a legally binding contract between the Student Body Scholarship Association (SBSA) and each individual member who registers into the SBSA student Tuition Sponsorship program. By enrolling into the SBSA student tuition program, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by all of its terms.

Participants must be in the process or currently enrolled in a tuition-based institution of learning and must be at least 18 years of age at the day of enrolling into our program. Those who enroll in our program through our website registration represent that you are a person of legal age in the state in which you live (generally at least 18 depending on the state) and are a U.S. citizen, legal resident or reside in the United States or its territories, or a legal international resident of where you reside.

You agree that it is your responsibility to keep your contact information current, complete and accurate by periodically updating your information in the appropriate section of our website or by contacting us via email to update your new information.

Subject to this Agreement, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license (without the right to sub-license) for so long as you participate in the Service and adhere to this Agreement, to access, participate in and use the Service. You agree that you obtain no rights other than the rights and licenses expressly granted in this Agreement.


Tuition Sponsorship Program Guidelines:

High school, college, community colleges, online colleges, Universities, trade school and vocational school students who are planning or currently enrolled into the aforementioned institutions, that need financial help with their tuition qualify to participate in SBSA’s Tuition Sponsorship program. Students who already receive full scholarships are not eligible to participate in the program.


SBSA Sponsorship program:

Students on partial scholarships can participate in this program to make up the difference in annual educational costs. SBSA student member will be permitted to raise their own tuition through our 501 c3 nonprofit organization, as well as potentially receive additional benefits from SBSA.

Students can set their tuition sponsorship levels up to $70,000 U.S. dollars per academic year to help cover tuition costs. Valid proof of annual tuition and enrollment for each student must be verified before payments are disputed. Monies collected for students who are preparing to enter college will be collected and only dispersed once the students enroll or are currently enrolled in classes.  In any case, SBSA reserves the right to advance the money to either the student or learning institution in which the student is currently attending.

Each sponsorship campaign can last up to the anniversary date of student enrollment. At the end of each campaign upon proof of enrollment; students will receive their collected tuition minus a 10% percent administration fee for each campaign. Tuition payments will be made on a monthly basis and will be disbursed to student or learning institution at SBSA’s discretion. Account balances under one hundred dollars may be placed on hold until the end of the fiscal or academic school year.

Student participants in the tuition sponsorship program will have the option to set their tuition sponsorship goal for thirty days or more of have the option to leave their Tuition Sponsorship Program open for the duration of their enrollment date.

Any enrolled student can restart or leave open their sponsorship campaign at the end of each expired campaign throughout the year to help meet their tuition goals whether they meet their previous pre-set tuition goals or not.

SBSA makes no implied guarantees that students will reach their desired tuition goals or receive any sponsored tuition what-so-ever. SBSA will, however, advance any monies collected in each student sponsored account to said student minus above-mentioned deductions. SBSA will also advertise and promote its sponsorship program to direct potential donors to partially or fully sponsor the student.

Students participating in the SBSA tuition sponsored program unless otherwise stated must set up their own personal sponsorship page through the SBSA tuition sponsorship program web page and upgrade or request upgrades by SBSA and encourage family members, friends and others in their social media circle to make a tax deductible donation to their personal sponsorship page which will be collected and banked with SBSA until student ends their campaign.

SBSA yearly sponsored tuition payouts cannot exceed the required tuition in an academic year regardless if the student participating in the tuition sponsorship program and receives enough sponsored tuition for his or her entire education. Any excess tuition generated in a single year will be held for the student until the following semester once the student provides documentation which proves he or she is still enrolled in the institution of learning.

Excess tuition over the allowed amount of student’s entire educational stay at his or her institution of learning shall be withheld by the Student Body Scholarship Association and be used for administrative costs or placed into their scholarship or Tuition Sponsorship Program.

Example: If a freshman student enrolled into out Tuition Sponsorship Program  who’s  attending a four-year college has a tuition cost of $20,000  per academic year, then sets his or her tuition campaign at $20,000 but raise the entire four-year amount of $80,000 within a few months or throughout the first year during the enrollment period or throughout the allotted four-year campaign, that freshman will receive the $80,000 less the ten percent administrative fee over a four-year period as long as they remain at the institution of higher learning and remain in good standings with SBSA.

The student’s $80,000 collected sponsored tuition would be paid out at $20,000 for his or her freshman year in school, $20,000 for the sophomore year and so on until student receives the entire collected sum of $80,000 less 10% throughout the four years of institutional learning as long as said student remains enrolled in said institution each year and in remain in good standings with SBSA’s Tuition Sponsorship Program at the time of payout.

If said student generates $100,000 for his or her education which only requires a total of $80,000 for the four-year stay,  then the student would be paid the $80,000 over the course of his or her education, with the remaining sponsored $20,000 going to SBSA to use as administrative costs, in its scholarship program or Tuition Sponsorship Program. On campus room and board direct or indirect costs such as books, school parking, or additional fees associated with a college education will also be factored in and considered tuition. SBSA reserves the right to issue collected sponsored tuition directly to the student or the learning institution in which the student is currently attending.

If a student generates sponsorship funding then quits or cancels their participation in SBSA’s tuition sponsorship program before payments are dispersed, he or she will receive any sponsored tuition generated in their Tuition Sponsorship Program campaign minus described administrative fees as long as they remain eligible according to the terms of this contract.

If a student drops out or is dismissed from the learning institution for any reason before payment is issued, then that student no longer qualify for any amount of sponsored tuition regardless of how much sponsored tuition is collected on their behalf or accumulated in their personal sponsorship campaign. Any collected money will be forfeited.

Any forfeited sponsored tuition collected on behalf of the student will then be withheld by SBSA and used for its administrative costs, scholarship program or Tuition Sponsorship Program. SBSA currently offers five tuition sponsorship programs which are classified as free enrollment, entry level, intermediate level, advanced level and elite-level sponsorship programs.

SBSA’s Entry-Level:  $10 enrollment fee  “Tuition Sponsorship Program” student enrollees at this level are eligible to raise up to $70,000 within the 12 month enrollment period. Entry-Level students can renew their enrollment at the end of their 12-month sign-up period and can raise up to an additional $70,000 to further their education as long as said student remains enrolled at their institution of higher learning during time of collected and distributed campaign funds. Eligible students at this level that need an additional year of tuition sponsorship can then enroll an additional year to be eligible to raise additional sponsored tuition up to $70,000.

SBSA’s Intermediate-Level: $49.00 enrollment fee:  “Tuition Sponsorship Program” student enrollees can raise up to $140,000 in tuition within the first 24 months of their two-year enrollment period.

Intermediate-level students can renew their “Tuition Sponsorship Program” enrollment at the end of the 24 month enrollment period and can raise up to an additional $70,000 per year according to the number of eligible years or months remaining either in their school or enrollment in the Tuition Sponsorship Program to further their education as long as said student remains enrolled at an institution of higher learning during time of collected sponsorship campaign funds. Eligible students that need an additional year of tuition sponsorship can then enroll in our Entry Level program to be eligible to raise additional sponsored tuition up to $70,000.

SBSA’ Advanced-level: $74.00 enrollment fee:  Tuition sponsorship program allows the student to raise or receive a maximum combined total of $210,000 for their education over a 36 month period. Eligible students that need an additional year of tuition sponsorship can then enroll in our Entry Level program to be eligible to raise additional sponsored tuition up to $70,000. At the advanced level, SBSA commits to placing an ad in three of its advertising formats to entice potential sponsored donors to contribute to a given students campaign.

Enrolled students who wish to upgrade to a higher level will be credited their initial enrollment fee which will be deducted from the upgraded enrollment fee. Members who downgrade their membership after enrollment will not receive any refund.

SBSA’s Elite-Level: $149.00 enrollment fee: “Tuition Sponsorship Program.” Student enrollees are allowed to raise or receive a maximum combined total of $280,000 for their education. At the elite-level SBSA commits to placing an ad in eight of its advertising formats to entice potential sponsored donors to contribute to a given students campaign. Elite-level students can participant in the Tuition Sponsorship Program for 72 months through without having to renew their enrollment.

SBSA tuition sponsorship program enrollees are allowed a minimum 12 month and a maximum of 72-month sponsorships upon enrollment depending their enrolled level or the number of years let in their institutional establishment. Four-years 48 months in any combination is the maximum number of months allotted to any individual participating in the tuition sponsorship program unless student enrolls into the Elite Level program for the additional 24-month sponsorship period.


Student-Athletes

Student-Athletes who need help with tuition can participate in the Tuition Sponsorship program. However, each student must check with their learning institution college or university in Student-Athletes Division I, II or III or any other collegiate college to ensure legal participation in such program. In addition, any student-athlete must inquire within their school or check with the NCAA legislation legal department to ensure such participation in our Tuition Sponsorship Program falls within the guidelines of NCAA student-athlete eligibility rules.

Grants and Tuition Sponsorship Funding:

SBSA is not a funding organization. SBSA does offer a Fiscal and yearly Sponsorships for its student enrollees. SBSA does sometimes co-sponsor or contribute to sponsored campaigns at its discretion when such sponsorship opportunities arise, but is not obligated to do so.


Annual Enrollment:

Students at the Entry-Level are required to renew annually if the student wishes to continue in our program as long as the student remains in their institution of higher learning. The enrollment anniversary period in order to continue fundraising after a 12 month period. Enrollees at the Intermediate-level can participate in the tuition program for 24 months after they enroll in the program and have the option to renew again at another level if desired.

Advanced-Level student enrollees can participate in the tuition sponsorship program for a period of 36 months (3-years) upon enrollment to raise or receive tuition for costs associated with their higher learning.

Elite SBSA student enrollees can participate in the tuition sponsorship program for a total of 72 months (6-years) to generate tuition for their higher learning costs. Students who choose to downgrade their enrollment level will also lose the benefits of their original sponsorship program level. Students who downgrade at any level will not receive a refund of any kind.

Any Intermediate-level, Advanced-level or Elite-level student enrollees who downgrade their annual enrollment renewal will only be eligible for those programs benefits. Members can also upgrade their enrollment date at any time before their annual renewal or anytime during the course of their enrollment.

Students can cancel their participation in the SBSA Tuition Sponsorship Program at any time for any reason and will not be required to re-enroll into the program upon their enrollment anniversary. Enrollees can cancel their enrollment at any time within 72 hours of enrollment for a full refund. Any merchandise (T-shirts, Student Discount I.D. Cards etc. of value sent to the enrolled student will be deducted full value of enrollment fees. Any student that already has or is not eligible to receive a student discount card will have the $25 value added to their sponsorship campaign.


Applied Fees:

SBSA / Tuition Sponsorship Program deducts 10% from all donations, while the payment processor charges 3% per donation transaction. A total of 13% will be deducted from accumulated donations of each campaign.


Policies:

You agree to comply with this Agreement, and all other policies, rules and terms and conditions as set forth in Service materials, including materials of Contributing Companies, either in print or on our website (collectively, the “Policies”). The Policies, including any amendments which may be made from time to time, are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.

We may modify this Agreement or the Policies at any time in accordance with this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that any information you provide to a Contributing Company is subject to that Contributing Company’s own privacy and data collection policies.

SBSA student enrollees must remain in good standards with SBSA to receive their sponsored tuition benefits without letting their allotted enrollment fees lapse. Any student that doesn’t renew their program enrollment by their expired enrollment anniversary will have their tuition campaign considered abandoned but will receive any proceeds generated into their Tuition Sponsorship Program account. If any sponsorship is collected in the students abandoned of expired account then any donated sponsorship collected on behalf of that student shall go directly to SBSA to use as administrative costs, in its scholarship program or in its Tuition Sponsorship Program.

Each tuition sponsored student is allowed up to 72 months (depending on eligibility) to participate in the program which must run consecutively.

Tuition Sponsorship Program Agreement or Agreements for SBSA, and guarantor shall protect, indemnify and hold the Student Body Scholarship Association, the Tuition Sponsorship Program, its assignees, and owner of any chapter / chartered property harmless from and against any and all obligations, Liabilities, costs, damages, claims, and expenses of whatever nature and kind arising out of or in connection with the Tuition Sponsorship Program.

SBSA Tuition Sponsorship Program Obligations:

No Unauthorized Use of the Service. You agree that you will not, and will not permit others to:

A. Provide any unauthorized third party with access to the Service or any information, data, text, links, images, software, chat, communications and other content available through the Internet and proprietary to SBSA (collectively, “Content”) by any means;

B. Engage in any activity that does not comply with U.S. law or other applicable law and regulations or otherwise engage in any illegal, manipulative or misleading activity through the use of our services;

C. Introduce into the Service any code intended to disrupt the Service, alter or delete its Content, access confidential Content on our website or interfere with the operation of the Service, including, but not limited to, distribution of unsolicited advertising or mail messages and propagation of computer worms and viruses;

D. Post any material in any form whatsoever on our website or within the Service that is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or violates any third party’s right of privacy or publicity; or infringe any third party’s patent, copyright, service mark, trademark or other intellectual property right of any kind or misappropriate the trade secrets of any third party in connection with your use of the Service.

 

Termination:

Expiration or Forfeiture of the Tuition Sponsorship Program; Rights to Contributions. This Agreement is effective when accepted by you, as described in the first paragraph of this Agreement, and will remain in effect and legally bind you and us until you or we terminate the Service.

Upon any violation or perceived violation of this contract, SBSA, can terminate your participation in the tuition sponsorship program in the Service with cause at any time immediately after notice to you of such termination. Upon any termination due to a violation of this contract of your personal tuition sponsorship program, SBSA reserves the right to close and delete enrolled student sponsored account with any collected tuition automatically put in SBSA overall accounts to be used as SBSA sees fit.

Anyone who fraudulently set up an account to raise money on their behalf will forfeit all proceeds generated in the program which will go to SBSA.

As previously mentioned, you may cancel your participation in the SBSA Tuition Sponsored Program for any reason. Any monies at that time collected on your behalf will be dispersed to said student or attended learning institution in which student is enrolled.  Student participation in the Tuition Sponsorship Program will terminate effective immediately upon canceling enrollment into the tuition sponsored program. If your SBSA tuition sponsorship program account is closed or terminated, you will not have any further rights to the Contributions which may post in your Account. Any sponsored tuition donated into or on your behalf of a canceled account will go directly to SBSA to use as SBSA sees fit.


Misrepresentation:

Any member who willfully and fraudulently misrepresents SBSA in any form shall be terminated immediately. Example; raising money for tuition and enrollee is not a student.


Amendments:

SBSA may amend this Agreement from time to time by posting an updated Agreement on the SB-SA.ORG website or tuitionsponsorshipprogram.org website or by email. If SBSA materially changes this Agreement, we will notify you by email at the email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on our website at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the amendment.

Your continued participation in the SBSA’s Tuition Sponsorship Program after an updated Agreement is posted on our website, or 30 days after notice is provided to you by email or by a notice posted on our website, as applicable, will constitute your affirmative acceptance by you of such amendment and your consent to abide by any terms thereof.

Limitation of Liability:

None of SBSA , SBSA investments, any contributing company, pass-through retailer linked account manager or custody bank, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, or affiliates are responsible or liable for any special, incidental consequential, punitive or other indirect damages or for loss of profits, loss of data or loss of use damages, that result from the use of, or the inability to use membership services, the information contained on the SBSA website or (except in the case of the applicable contributing companies or supplier) any merchandise, products or services offered by contributing companies or suppliers in conjunction with the service, even if any such entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages in such states or jurisdictions our liability will be limited to the extent permitted by law.

In no event will SBSA and SBSA investments total liability to you from all damages, losses, and causes of action resulting from your use of the SBSA website or participation in the service, whether in contract, tort. (Including, but not limited to negligence) strict liability or otherwise, exceed the largest amount of contributions in the amount while this agreement is in effect.

Entire Agreement:

This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or representations, written or oral, concerning the subject matter hereof (including without limitation, earlier versions of this Agreement that may have been accepted by you through the SBSA website or otherwise). We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time.

You acknowledge that the most recent version of this Agreement will be located on the SBSA website under Tuition Sponsorship / Fundraising Agreement. By submitting this application you agree to all the above terms.