Deferrals and Exemptions

The $200 advance tuition deposit (ATD) confirms your intention to enroll and is applicable toward your fall term tuition. You may qualify for a deferral or an exemption to the ATD.

If you meet the requirements for a deferral or exemption, the Intent to Register form will present you with the option to defer the ATD. If this option is not available on the form, and you feel you meet the requirements, please contact us


You may request deferred payment of the advance tuition deposit only if you applied for financial aid by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We will respond after we verify that your financial application has been received by the university. If you qualify for a deferment, check the appropriate box on the Intent to Register form.


A student awarded one of the scholarships listed below is exempt from paying the advance tuition deposit. If you have been awarded one of these scholarships, indicate that you are deferring the deposit on the Intent to Register form.

Note that these scholarships will be awarded in March.

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Diversity Excellence Scholarship
  • Stamps Scholarship
  • Staton Scholarship