A tuition deferment prevents cancellation of registration for non-payment of fees, and temporarily prevents assessment of the late payment fee. Receipt of a tuition deferment is not a guarantee that you will receive aid. Because a tuition deferment prevents cancellation for non-payment, you must officially withdraw from all classes by the refund deadline to be relieved of liability to pay and to ensure that tuition is not later paid by disbursed financial aid.
Check OASIS prior to the start of classes (each term) to see if you have any deferments and to see the expiration date(s) for the deferment(s). If you still owe tuition after the expiration date has passed, you will be assessed a late payment fee by the University Controller's Office (UCO) and a cash collection hold will be placed on your student account, which will prevent you from registering for future terms and from obtaining official transcripts until your account is paid in full.
To qualify for an automatic deferment, you must be eligible to receive financial aid (including student loans) and/or scholarships. Deferments are automatically posted on OASIS if you:
If you completed the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a tuition deferment will be posted if:
A housing deferment allows you an extension to pay your housing bill based on your accepted financial aid. You must meet specific requirements to qualify each semester. To see the criteria for determining if you qualify for a housing deferment, visit Housing and Residential Education, then search for 'housing deferment'.
Meal Plan Deferments
A meal plan deferment allows you an extension to pay your meal plan based on the amount of financial aid available to be paid during the fall and spring semesters. You must meet specific requirements to qualify each semester. For specific details to see how you qualify, review your meal plan contract or contact USF Dining Services at 813-974-4499. Meal plan deferments are not available during the summer semester.