In–School Deferment Completion Requests

Students who need to report full–time—or at least half–time—enrollment to their lender via an In–School Deferment Request Form or Parent PLUS Borrower Deferment Request Form may submit the completion request to the Office of the Registrar on or after the first day of the term.

How UC Reports Student Enrollment

The University of Cincinnati reports each student's enrollment to the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) every couple of weeks throughout each semester. Through NSC reporting, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) can pull your enrollment status to make it available to your lender(s). You are able to verify your last known status at the NSLDS by logging in and selecting the Enrollment option.

Typically, this enrollment reporting process is sufficient for lenders to recognize students as being eligible for deferment when students are eligible. Sometimes, however, students are required by lender(s) to have a form completed by UC that verifies their enrollment as either full–time or at least half–time.

If your lender has asked you to submit an In–School Deferment Form, the Office of the Registrar will be able to complete the portion marked "Authorized Official's Certification" for you. These forms must be obtained from your lender.

Since lenders will not accept forms prior to the start of the term, we are not able to complete forms until the first date of any given term. Forms that are sent to us prior to the beginning of the term will be shredded.

Forms can only be completed for one term at a time. Please let us know in your request if you need multiple terms reported.

For us to be able to do our part, you will need to make sure your portions are filled out correctly prior to submission. Please read the following information before submitting your request at the bottom of the page.

  1. Make sure all information under the Borrower Information section has been completely filled out.
  2. Fill out all information under Borrower Requests, Understandings, Certifications, and Authorization including the signature portion.
  3. Make sure that the Borrower Name and Borrower SSN are filled in at the top of Page 2 (if there is not a space, such as on the Sallie Mae forms, please write this in).
  4. Do not fill out any information under the Authorized Official's Certification or the Enrollment Certification section (depending on the form). This is the part our office needs to complete for you.

If your lender has asked you to submit a Parent PLUS Borrower Deferment Request Form, the Office of the Registrar will be able to complete the portion marked "Authorized Official's Certification" for you. These forms must be obtained from your lender.

Since lenders will not accept forms prior to the start of the term, we are not able to complete forms until the first date of any given term. Forms that are sent to us prior to the beginning of the term will be shredded.

Forms can only be completed for one term at a time. Please let us know in your request if you need multiple terms reported.

For us to be able to do our part, you will need to make sure your portions are filled out correctly prior to submission. Please read the following information before submitting your request at the bottom of the page.

  1. Have your parent completely fill out all information under Section 1: Borrower InformationNote: This will be your parent's information.
  2. Have your parent fill out all information under Section 3: Borrower Requests, Understandings, Certifications, and Authorization including the signature portion at the bottom. Note: There is a spot to include the student name and SSN; please make sure this is filled in.
  3. Make sure that the Borrower Name and Borrower SSN are filled in at the top of Page 2. Note: Again, this will be your parent's information.
  4. Do not fill out any information under Section 4: Authorized Official's Certification. This is the part our office needs to complete for you.

Submit a Deferment Request Form