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Financial Aid Fee Deferment

A fee deferment extends your semester registration fees due date up to the second week of the semester. It helps you stay enrolled up to the second week of the semester, while you wait for your financial aid to disburse. If eligible, a “fee deferment” will be placed on your My Sac State Student Center, in the Hold section.

Fall 2021: the deferment will extend the due date of your registration fees to September 3rd. After you enroll for the Fall semester, you do not have to make a payment towards your registration fees by the due date listed on your Student Center. Please note: Financial Aid holds do not prevent class registration.

Disbursement of financial aid funds begins one week before the start of the semester. If your financial aid does not disburse by the second week of the semester, you will need to pay your own fees in full or the first two payments of the Installment Payment Plan to avoid being dropped from your classes. If you owe a balance of registration fees after your aid disburses, you will need to pay the balance yourself, or request a Partial Payment Plan from the Bursar’s Office to prevent being dropped from your classes.

  • It is your responsibility to submit all requested financial aid documents and clear any disbursement holds in order to ensure timely disbursement of aid.
  • Your classes will be subject to cancellation if your registration fees are not paid by you or your financial aid. If your classes are cancelled, you will owe an additional $125 in penalty fees to re-enroll, or prorated registration fees if you do not re-enroll for the semester.

Fee Deferment Eligibility

A fee deferment is earned each semester by submitting all “initiated” financial aid documents by the document priority submission date and/or awarded financial aid.

  • If attending the academic year (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022), submit all “initiated” financial aid documents by May 1st.
    • Upload your financial aid documents online.
  • If attending Spring 2022 only; submit all “initiated” financial aid documents by December 1st.
    • You must also be awarded financial aid to be eligible for a fee deferment.

Not Eligible for Fee Deferment

If you do not meet the fee eligibility requirements and do not have a fee deferment on your Student Center, you must still submit all “initiated” financial aid documents to be considered for financial aid.

Keep in mind that submitting documents after the deadline may not guarantee your financial aid awards will be ready by the start of the semester. Be aware of your registration fee due date and consider the Installment Payment Plan if you do not have a fee deferment.

Your classes will be subject to cancellation if your registration fees are not paid by the due date. If your classes are cancelled, you will owe an additional $125 in penalty fees to re-enroll, or prorated registration fees if you do not re-enroll for the semester.

Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Continuing Students must meet SAP to keep their fee deferment. Your SAP status will be reviewed after Spring grades are posted (early June). Not meeting SAP Standards will result in disqualification from receiving financial aid. If you do not meet SAP Standards, the fee deferment will be removed from your Student Center and you will be required to pay your registration fees by the due date on your account. If you are unable to pay in full by your due date, you may consider the Installment Payment Plan to avoid being dropped from your classes.