Employer Deferment Program

The Employer Deferment Program allows students to enroll in classes at USI without having to pay for the classes prior to the start of a term if they can verify that tuition and/or fee charges will be reimbursed by their employers, through the submission of the new online Employer Deferment Form. Payment may be deferred for tuition and registration fee charges only. Students may not defer payment for the application fee or for the purchase of books.

How the program works:

The Employer Deferment Program allows students who have tuition reimbursement from their employers to defer their tuition bill until 30 days after grades are posted each semester. A separate form must be completed in its entirety each semester the student has the benefit. Forms are available on the Forms page.

By completing this form, it does not release the student from the obligation of paying by the established due date given on the form each semester. Furthermore, employers are not obligated to pay us directly. This form simply verifies that the student is participating in and is eligible for their employer's tuition reimbursement program at the time.

Completing the form:

Each semester or online session, the student should complete the Employer Tuition Deferment form and provide the form to the representative within their company for verification of eligibility. An authorized representative must sign the form before our office will accept it. If your employer will not email authorization of the form, your tuition and fees will not be eligible for the Employer Deferment Program.

Please note the Bursar's Office will not process any Employer Deferment forms if the employer deferral amount, employer authorization email, or student signature is missing. Please be sure to review your form and all questions before submitting it. 

Deferment Payment Deadlines

By participating in this program, your payment deadline will be extended up to 30 days after the semester ends to allow time for your employer to process your tuition benefit. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in a hold on your account that will restrict you from access your official transcript and incurring additional charges. You must pay in full before you will be allowed to register for subsequent semesters and participate in the program.

Semester Form Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer I (May 16 - June 17) May 31, 2022 July 17, 2022
Summer II (June 27 - July 29) July 7, 2022 August 28, 2022
Fall 2022    
     Start Date August 22  August 26, 2022 January 11, 2023
     Start Date October 24 October 28, 2022 January 11, 2023

Tuition Reimbursement Letter

Students needing a letter itemizing their tuition for reimbursement from their employer may request a letter by completing the request form. Please note, processing time may be between five and seven business days. Letters will only be sent to the student's USI email address. 


For more information about the Employer Deferment Program, how to complete the form or payment due dates, please visit our FAQ page or contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@usi.edu.


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