A Fee Deferment permits eligible students to postpone payment of class registration fees. Deferments are issued based on the expectation that fees will be paid by financial aid. This deferment protects your enrolled classes from cancellation and defers the required payment of registration fees until the student’s financial aid disbursement is received at CSULB.
The fee deferment does not automatically pay your fees; it only delays the payment.
Fee Deferments are only temporary credits and do not relieve you of the obligation to pay. Deferments made in anticipation of financial aid are not promises of aid; if you do not complete the financial aid process, or are found to be ineligible for financial aid, you will be responsible for paying the full account balance by the payment deadline.
You will qualify for a Fee Deferment if you meet the following criteria:
PLEASE NOTE: Applying late for financial aid may jeopardize eligibility for a fee deferment.
CSULB’s Office of Financial Aid reviews student eligibility on a continuing basis. If you qualify, a fee deferment will be automatically placed on your account. It is your responsibility to ensure you complete all necessary steps and/or meet any deadlines required to maintain your eligibility for the fee deferment. Failure to do so will result in the expiration of your fee deferment, and payment of your registration fee will be required by the payment due date.
Fee Deferments are only temporary credits and are made in anticipation of financial aid.If you are issued a fee deferment but subsequently fail to meet the criteria listed below, your fee deferment will expire; you will be responsible for paying your own fees and meeting the fee payment deadlines in effect at that time.
To maintain your eligibility for the Fee Deferment you must:
If you do not meet the above criteria, your fee deferment will expire and you will be responsible for paying your own fees and meeting the fee payment deadlines in effect at that time. Failure to meet the payment deadlines will subject you to disenrollment from classes.
If you fail to meet the document deadline of July 13, 2016, your fee deferment will expire and you will be responsible for paying your fees by the fee payment deadline (August 10, 2016). If you turn in your documents at a later date (after July 13, 2016), you will still be considered for financial aid; however you will not be eligible for the fee deferment for the Fall semester, and will need to pay your registration fees by the fee payment deadline. Disbursement of any financial aid will result in a refund.
Students utilizing a fee deferment to postpone payment of registration fees agree to the following conditions:
|March 2, 2016||CSULB Financial Aid Application Priority Filing Deadline|
|March 31, 2016||Financial Aid begins issuing Financial Aid Fee Deferments for Fall 2016 (eligible students notified via email)|
|April 4, 2016||Registration for Fall 2016 begins|
|June 8, 2016||Spring grades posted|
|June 10, 2016||Students reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress
(only students whose FAFSA has been filed can be reviewed for SAP)
|July 13, 2016||Deadline to submit any missing documents to complete Financial Aid file. Documents must be received in-office by this date — not postmarked. Fee deferment will be cancelled if documents are not received|
|August 10, 2016||Fall 2016 Fee payment Deadline|
|August 12, 2016||Financial Aid 1st disbursement to CSULB
(this is the date funds will be credited towards tuition and mandatory fees on this date — NOT the date you will receive a refund)
|August 17, 2016||First refunds for Fall 2016 issued via eRefund|
|August 22, 2016||First day of classes for Fall 2016.|