Financial Aid: What is the process for requesting an in-school deferment?

University of Maryland University College partners with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide monthly updates to the U.S. Department of Education regarding a student’s enrollment status. As a result, students typically do not need to request a deferment if they are continuously enrolled in classes.

However, if a student needs to communicate their enrollment status to their lender before the monthly clearinghouse reporting process is complete, please follow the expediting process described below.

Expedited Deferment Process

Request a deferment form from the lender and submit the form using one of the following methods:
  • Mail the form to the University of Maryland University College Office of the Registrar by mail, at the following address:
University of Maryland University College
Attn: Student Records (outgoing transcripts)
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783
  • Deliver the form by “walk-in” to the Student Services Office at the Academic Center at Largo at the following address:
1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
  • Fax the form to 240-684-2005

Please note:
  • Deferment forms must contain a handwritten signature, as required by lenders, and cannot be emailed.
  • If a student has more than one lender, separate deferment forms must be completed for each lender.
  • Please allow three to five business days for processing.


Please send questions or concerns by email to SAverifications@umuc.edu or call 800-888-8682 ext. 2222.