We understand that students who will be receiving a student loan or a scholarship for the upcoming session may not have access to their funds by the registration deadline. If you can’t make the minimum tuition payment by the registration deadline, you may be eligible for a fee deferral.
A fee deferral will register you without making a tuition payment. This is a special arrangement between you and the University if you cannot make the minimum tuition payment by the registration deadline for the upcoming session. Students who qualify for a fee deferral do so with the understanding that this arrangement temporarily delays their tuition payment until their student aid funding arrives.
Students must clear all outstanding fees from a previous session in order to qualify for a fee deferral (e.g. unpaid fees for a previous semester other than the term you are attempting to defer).
You must be enrolled in courses and have a fee assessment (i.e. an invoice with fees listed) on ACORN in order to qualify for a fee deferral. Students with only waitlisted or interim (INT) courses cannot be registered through the fee deferral process.
You applied early – by the recommended deadline. For Fall or Fall/Winter funding the recommended deadline is usually June 30 and for Summer funding it is usually April 1.
o Request the fee deferral on the first day of fee deferral request period (see below) or anytime during this period.
You applied late – after the recommended deadline but before the start of the fee deferral period.
o Wait 7 days from the date you submit your application.
Apply as early as you can for student loan funding from your province. You are eligible for a tuition fee deferral (register without payment) if you:
If you cannot make the minimum tuition payment on your own:
If you encounter a problem with the online deferral function on ACORN, you can contact Enrolment Services at email@example.com. In the Subject Line: Fee Deferral Request - Your first and last name - U of T student number
Enrolment Services administers the following U.S. Loan and Benefits programs:
You are eligible for a tuition fee deferral (register without payment) if you:
Follow the steps to apply for assistance found on the Enrolment Services website. After having completed Step Three (U of T U.S. Direct Loans Portal) of the application process and you cannot make the payment on your own, you will be able to request a fee deferral on ACORN.
If you encounter a problem with the online deferral function on ACORN, you can contact Enrolment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Subject Line: Fee Deferral Request - Your first and last name - U of T student number
If your fees will be paid by an organization that requires an invoice from the university, you will be granted a fee deferral until payment is received from the third party. Please refer to the Office of Student Accounts website for complete information on how to request a tuition fee deferral.
You will know immediately if your fee deferral request was successful or not. If your first attempt is unsuccessful, try again within 1-2 business days. If you continue to experience problems, contact the Registrar’s Office immediately. Once you receive your funding when classes begin, make your tuition payments accordingly.
April 13, 2021 - April 21, 2021
|Fall 2021 only||July 21, 2021 – August 16, 2021|
|Fall 2021 & Winter 2022||July 21, 2021 – August 16, 2021|
|Winter 2022||July 21, 2021 – November 25, 2021|