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Pay for Orientation, first year programming, and your KU Card with one deposit — and make your Jayhawk status official.

Incoming freshmen must pay a $215 enrollment deposit in order to register for Orientation and to enroll. You can register for Orientation right after you pay the deposit.

Transfer students have $165 placed on their tuition bill after being admitted. This deposit does not have to be paid until the student enrolls, either at Orientation or another time; it must be paid once enrollment takes place.

Freshman starting in the spring can pay beginning in September, and register for Orientation beginning in November. For students starting in the summer or fall, Orientation registration goes live on February 1.


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 delegate(s) to make payments

To assign someone the ability to pay the enrollment deposit and future bills at KU, it is important for you (the student) to set up Delegate access. Please do not share your KU Online ID and password with others. Here are the steps you must complete to set up a Delegate:

  1. Create your KU Online ID if you haven't already.
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay.
  3. Click on the "Student delegation" folder under Enroll & Pay.
  4. Navigate to "Delegate Options"
  5. Please read and accept the Privacy Statement.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click on Identify Delegate.
  8. Fill in e-mail and name of the delegate. Choose the relationship with the delegate from the pulldown menu and click OK
  9. Choose which access should be granted to your delegate by clicking on the appropriate access box. In order for your delegate to be able to pay your Enrollment Deposit, you MUST check the Student Financials Access checkbox.
  10. Click on Notify and then on Send Email. An e-mail will be sent to your delegate with their system generated logon information.

How delegates pay the enrollment deposit

  1. Once you have created an delegate, they should log in to and sign on using their Email address and the password sent to them in the e-mail.
  2. Once logged on the delegate may access your balance information and the credit card/eCheck payment link or print the form to pay by check.

Removing a delegate

If you no longer wish a person to act as a delegate, you can deactivate that delegate by clicking the Deactivate button and clicking the Save button at the bottom left of the screen before exiting the Delegate Options page. You may add additional delegates by clicking the Add New Delegate button on the Delegate Options page.

For additional information on Delegates at the University of Kansas, please go to

Requesting a deferment of the enrollment deposit

If you're a new freshmen you may request a deferment of the enrollment deposit by submitting the Enrollment Deposit Deferment Form (Requires KU Online ID/Password) If you receive a deferment, the $215 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?

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

Who pays the enrollment deposit?

First-time freshmen (not international students) applying for any term must pay the $215 enrollment deposit 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 ($165 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. 1 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.

What if I have problems paying the enrollment deposit?

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) or

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.


Refund requested by: Refund amount>
By May 1 $215 if no housing contract was submitted. $165 if housing contract was submitted but room not selected. $65 if room selected with Housing.
After deadline Nonrefundable after the deadline or if you have enrolled in classes.
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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