Fee Deferment And Payment Schedule

If you are eligible for financial aid, a fee deferment is a charge of fees, with your promise to pay at the established deadline. It does not automatically pay your fees; it only delays the payment.

Tuition will only be deferred or charged if fees are less than or equal to the amount of projected financial aid for the term. Once you have been awarded your financial aid, you may view your award(s) on eSantaFe (online) at https://ss2.sfcollege.edu/eSantaFe

You will be responsible for paying fees for all classes deferred that are not dropped by the published drop with a refund date regardless of your financial aid eligibility. If for any reason you do not receive financial aid, you will be responsible for paying your deferred fees. You will be notified in writing of the fee deferment deadline. If you do not pay your deferred fees on time, you will be flagged for a financial obligation to the college with a hold on all records and will be turned over to collections.

If you drop a class after the drop with a refund date (e.g. during the period that you would receive a "W"), you will be responsible for paying any deferred fees.

YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS (disbursed) when verification of attendance has been received unless an obligation* or hold** appears on your record:

  • approximately three weeks after the last day to drop and receive a refund or as available for the Federal Pell Grant***, Santa Fe Scholarship, SEOG, FSAG, Bright Futures, Sub Fed Direct Loan**, Unsub Fed Direct Loan**, and PLUS Loan.
  • as funds become available and internal reporting is completed for Endowment Scholarships, State Scholarships, and other miscellaneous awards. This usually occurs within the first six weeks of the semester.

* If you have an obligation you will be notified in writing, and your financial aid check(s) will not be released until the issue is resolved.
** Federal regulations require a 30-day hold on the first loan check for new borrowers that have not completed the first term of the program. The federal government must accept loan origination and promissory notes before checks will print. If you are awarded a loan for one semester only, you will receive two checks, the first will be mailed approximately three days after the last day to drop and receive a refund or as available. The second will be mailed midpoint of the semester.
*** Pell origination and disbursement records must be accepted by the federal government before checks will print.

If you are registered for classes in certificate or postsecondary adult programs, you will receive your funds based on the program timelines. Please note that expected disbursement dates might change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tuition, books, and short-term loans will be deducted from the first disbursement that processes.

Financial aid recipients may charge their books at the beginning of each session at the campus bookstore (S-003). Your financial aid award, less your obligations to the college, equals your maximum book charge. Please check SFC's Website at http://www.sfcollege.edu/financialaid for bookstore charge dates.

Important: Failure to maintain a current local address with the registrar's office may result in disbursements being delayed. You must contact the Office for Finance if you are having problems with your Higher One account.