We don't have the option to "freeze" or "pause" accounts - what we DO have is the option to extend your subscription once it expires at a highly discounted rate - $99 for an additional 6 months, or only $149 for an additional 12 months of access (and the 6 months/12 months will start from whatever point you "reactivate").
If your account does "lock" for a period of time, any work you've done will be preserved and be there for you when you return. We do things this way because of the large amount of advice in the Lab and how much value can be derived from that advice even early on in the application process.
Even if you're not applying until next year, there is a lot you can do between now and when you formally "start" your applications:
We've tried to make the price of extending a subscription extremely fair to account for as many situations as possible - thanks for understanding!