Deferred Payment Program

The Deferment program begins July 27th and closes September 8, 2020.  Please note the UF Law Bookstore program ends on September 1, 2020.

How Does the Deferred Payment Program Work for Students?
The University of Florida has established the Deferred Payment Program to assist students in obtaining books and supplies before financial aid awards are received and classes begin. A purchase limit is established at the UF Bookstores and at the time of purchase, and a charge is placed on your student account at Criser Hall. When financial aid is disbursed, the charges are deducted from your account. If financial aid is disbursed prior to your textbook charges appearing on your Bursar’s Student Account, you must make the necessary payments by logging into ONE.UF (one.ufl.edu), select Campus Finances (Bursar), then Make a Payment.

Financial holds are placed on students’ accounts with unpaid balances.

Which Financial Aid Awards are Included in the Program?
Scholarships, loans and grants administered through the University of Florida are used in determining eligibility for the book deferment.  Examples are Florida Pre-Paid, Pell Grants, Minority Scholarships, National Merit Scholarships, Federal Direct Loans, and Florida Bright Futures Awards.
Where May I Make Purchases?
Bookstores participating in this program include the UF Bookstore, located at the Welcome Center, the Health Sciences Bookstore, located in the J. Hillis Miller Health Center and the College of Law Bookstore located in Bruton-Geer at the Levin College of Law.  If you need to make purchases at more than one of these stores, call (352-392-0194) for assistance. At the checkout counter, just say “Gator 1 Deferment” and present your Gator 1 Card to the sales associate.
What May I Purchase and for What Period of Time?
Purchases are limited to educational items.  Anything required for class will normally qualify.  Purchases may be made generally starting four weeks prior to the start of the term and end the day following the end of drop/add.
What Happens if I Don't Use the Program?
Only the purchases made will be placed on your student account and deducted from your aid.  If you don’t use the program, nothing is taken from your aid.
What Happens if I Don't Use All of My Extended Credit?
Only the purchases made will be placed on your student account and deducted from your aid.  The amount of extended credit is only a limit as to what may be charged against your aid.
Why are My Books Not Listed with My Schedule?
If you see “No information available”, the instructor has not provided the information to Course Textbook Requirements.  The instructor is ultimately responsible for making this information available.  Use the department link to contact the instructor or department.

Note: The Textbook Deferred Payment Program is also available for students who Advance Order books.

Other questions?  Please contact us at deferments@bsd.ufl.edu for deferment assistance.