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Enrollment Deposit

After being accepted to KU, first-time freshmen must pay a $210 enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation and enroll at KU.

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Incoming freshmen

The $210 enrollment deposit for incoming freshmen must be paid in order to register for orientation and enroll. For students starting in the spring, you can begin paying in September. Orientation registration begins in November. For students starting in the summer or fall, orientation registration goes live on February 2. You can register for orientation the following day after you pay unless you pay on the weekend and then you can register on Monday. The enrollment deposit pays for your orientation, first year and retention programming, and your KU Card. Pay online now.

Transfer Students

Transfer students admitted for any term will have a transfer new student fee of $160 placed on their tuition bill after being admitted but it does not have to be paid until the student attends orientation and/or enroll. The fee covers orientation, first year programming, and the KU Card.

Pay online

How to pay online

There is no charge for paying by electronic check. There is a 2.25% charge when paying with credit card (MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted). If a parent is paying for you, see the Parent Payment instructions (never share your KU Online ID and password with others).

  1. Create your KU Online ID if you haven't already.
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay.
  3. Click the "Student Center" link under Enroll & Pay.
  4. Click the "Account Management" link in the Finances section.
  5. Note: If you do not see a charge there then you have recently been admitted and it is not yet posted. Please come back in one week and try again.
  6. Click the "Make Payment" tab and click the green "Make a Payment or Recharge KU Card" button in the middle of the page.
  7. Click the "Make a Payment" link in the midsection of the page (below the student name).
  8. Click the "Pay" button on the Student Account row.
  9. Enter the Payment Amount (cannot exceed Amount Due) and select a Payment Method.
  10. Click the "Continue" button to proceed.
  11. Enter the required information (profile name is not required) and click the "Continue" button. The web site will display the Technology Fee Amount for users paying by credit card for your approval.
  12. Follow the web site instructions to proceed. At the end of the transaction, you will be provided a receipt and confirmation number. This transaction will post to your account within the next half hour.

Pay by check

If a parent is paying for you, see the parent payment instructions (never share your KU Online ID and password with others).

  1. Create your KU Online ID if you haven't already.
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay.
  3. Click the "Student Center" link under Enroll & Pay.
  4. Click the "Account Management" link in the Finances section.
  5. Click the "Enrollment Deposit" tab.
  6. Follow the instructions on the Enrollment Deposit page to print your deposit form. Detach the remittance advice on the lower portion of the page, include your payment, and mail to the remit address.

Note: The bank used by the university has a lockbox service in Kansas City, Mo.

How to set up your parents or other authorized users to make payments

If your parent or guardian plans to pay the new student fee and future bills at KU, it is important for you (the student) to set up Authorized User access. Please do not share your KU Online ID and password with others. Here are the steps you must complete to set up an Authorized User:

  1. Create your KU Online ID if you haven't already.
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay.
  3. Click the "Student Center" link under Enroll & Pay.
  4. Navigate to "Campus Personal Information > Setup Authorized Users."
  5. Payer Keys allow authorized users to access your KU balance and make online payments on the KU Enroll & Pay site. To activate a Payer Key, fill in the first and last names as well as an e-mail address and then save the page. After saving, you will see a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols under the Payer Key column. This is the Payer Key that is assigned to your authorized user. Provide your 7-digit Student ID and Payer Key from this page to the person who will be making payments. Be sure to give the authorized user the exact code.

How authorized users pay the new student fee

  1. Once you have created an authorized user, they should log in to Enroll & Pay with this KU Online ID and Password:
    • KU Online ID: PAYER
    • Password" payer9*
  2. Once logged on, they will provide your student ID number (not your KU Online ID) and the Payer Key to access your balance information and the credit card/eCheck payment link or print the form to pay by check.

Removing authorize users

If you no longer wish a person to act as an authorized user, you can change the status of that Payer Key to "Inactive" and save. You may create up to five Payer Keys by using the plus button to the right of an existing user line.

Requesting a deferment of the new student fee

If you're a new freshmen you may request a deferment of the enrollment deposit by submitting the Enrollment Deposit Deferment Form (PDF) If you receive a deferment, the $210 will be added to your KU bill and must be paid when the KU bill is due.

A new U.S. freshman must meet one of the following criteria to qualify for a deferment

  • Student received a KU admission application fee grant from the Office of Admissions.
  • Student has filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), has a complete financial aid file, and is eligible for a Pell Grant.
  • Student currently participates in one or more of the following programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, LULAC, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center, GEAR Up, Kaufman Scholar, 20/20 Leadership Program, AVID, ECO Program, or Project Discovery.
  • Student received the ACT/SAT fee waiver or participates in federal free/reduced lunch program.
  • Student will receive a KU scholarship that will cover the full cost of tuition and campus fees.
  • Other (reason must be specified on the form)

To confirm payment has been received

  1. Log in with your KU Online ID to Enroll & Pay.
  2. Click the "Student Center" link under Enroll & Pay.
  3. Click the "Account Management" link in the Finances section.
  4. Click on the Activity tab. The page will display your enrollment deposit charge and reflect credit once payment is made.

Payments are not always immediately visible to users. Generally, a payment is reflected on the account within 30 minutes. However, during periods of high volume, it may take up to a few hours to display.

Charges are labeled for the term they are effective, and payments are labeled for the term in which payment was actually received. The deposit will be credited to your fall semester expenses. Refer to the Total at the bottom of the "What I owe" section on the Summary Page (which displays only if you have an outstanding balance on your account).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the enrollment deposit fee?

The fee confirms your place in the incoming KU class. The fee covers orientation and first-year and retention programming, and the cost of your KU Card.

Who pays the enrollment deposit fee?

First-time freshmen (not international students) applying for any term must pay the $210 enrollment deposit fee to secure their spot in the incoming class and to attend orientation and enroll.

Who is excluded?
  • New international freshmen and transfer students 
  • Graduate students
  • Law students
  • Readmitted students
  • Nondegree-seeking students
  • Transfer students ($160 new student fee will be added after a transfer student enrolls)
  • International non-degree-seeking AEC students
  • International non-degree-seeking KU Study Abroad exchange students
When should I pay the enrollment deposit?

New freshmen may pay the enrollment deposit starting in September after they are admitted. Registration for orientation begins on Feb. 2 and new freshmen must pay the enrollment deposit to register for orientation. For students starting in the summer or fall, the enrollment deposit is due May 1 or the student's admission to KU will be canceled.

Is the new enrollment deposit refundable?

Maybe. The enrollment deposit may not be fully refundable based on other steps you have taken with the University of Kansas. If at any time you enroll in classes, it is nonrefundable. If you will not be attending KU and have signed an on-campus student housing contract, cancellation information is available.

To request a refund, you must fill out the form on the Admissions website (click on Decided not to attend KU). The deadline to request a refund is May 1.

Note: If a student is offered admission after the deadline for cancellation or if a student chooses to pay after the deadline, the enrollment deposit is nonrefundable.

Freshmen:

Refund requested by: Refund amount>
By May 1 $350 if no housing contract was submitted. $300 if housing contract was submitted but room not selected. $200 if room selected with Housing.
After deadline Nonrefundable after the deadline or if you have enrolled in classes.

If I have problems paying the enrollment deposit, whom should I contact?

For troubleshooting problems with your KU Online ID or Enroll & Pay, please contact the Information Technology Customer Service Center.

If you have general questions about your admission, contact the Office of Admissions at:

785-864-3911 or

888-686-7323 toll-free for Kansas only

adm@ku.edu

How soon can I register for orientation after I have paid?

Orientation registration goes live on February 1. You can register for orientation the following day after you pay unless you pay on the weekend and then you can register on Monday.


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