Johnson & Wales University offers a two-year deferred enrollment to students who have applied and been accepted to the university but, for various reasons, wish to postpone their enrollment. JWU retains student application material and will honor the admissions decision for up to two years; after that time frame, the applicant will need to submit a new application and transcript for review. Reservation fees will remain effective during the deferment period. Merit scholarships awarded through the application process will be honored for up to two years from the time of initial acceptance. Federal student aid is awarded annually; a student must reapply for federal funds through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).