University of Florida


How does the program work for students?
UF has established this 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 at the time of purchase 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 purchases being submitted, you must make the necessary payments by logging into myUFL and navigating to Main Menu > My Campus Finances > Charges Due in a timely manner to maintain a non-delinquent status.

Which financial aid awards are included in the program?
Scholarships, loans and grants administered through the University are used in determining eligibility for the book deferment.  Examples are Florida Pre-Paid, Pell Grants, Minority Scholarships, National Merit Scholarships, Federal Direct Loans, Florida Bright Futures Awards and many others.

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 4 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 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.

Other questions?  Please contact us at for deferment assistance. 

Summer 2019