Johnson & Wales offers a 2-year deferred enrollment to students who have applied and been accepted to the university but, for various reasons, wish to postpone their enrollment. Johnson & Wales University retains student application material and will honor the admissions decision for up to 2 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 2 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).