Pay the enrollment deposit

Make it official Paying your enrollment deposit acts as your official acceptance of KU’s admission offer and includes Orientation, first-year programming and your KU Card — all with one deposit.


Freshmen

Pay a $215 enrollment deposit to register for Orientation and to enroll in KU courses. You can pay your deposit starting in September.

Transfers

Transfer students do not pay an enrollment deposit. However, they will have a one-time $165 new student fee placed on their tuition bill after enrolling in KU courses. This fee covers Orientation and your KU Card.

What does the enrollment deposit cover?

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.

When can I register for Orientation?

You can register for Orientation the day after the enrollment deposit is received and once Orientation sessions have been opened. Freshmen starting in the fall semester can start registering for Orientation after Feb. 1.

How to pay online

There is no charge for paying by electronic check. There is a 2.25% charge for paying with a credit card (MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted).

If a parent is paying for you, see Parent Payment instructions below. Do not share your KU Online ID and password with anyone else.

  1. Create your KU Online ID
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay
  3. Click on "Student Center"
  4. Click on "Account Management" in the finances section

If you have recently been admitted and do not see a charge, please check back in one week.

Confirm the payment

Your payment will post to your account within a few hours of being received. To confirm that we've received your payment:

  1. Log in to Enroll & Pay
  2. Click "Student Center"
  3. Click "Account Management" in the finances section
  4. Click the "Activity" tab. This page will display your enrollment deposit charge and payment.
Parent/delegate payment

You can assign a parent or delegate the ability to pay your enrollment deposit and future bills at KU. Students must set up this access themselves — don't share your KU Online ID and password with others. To set up a delegate:

  1. Create your KU Online ID
  2. Log in to Enroll & Pay
  3. Click on "Student delegation"
  4. Click on "Delegate options"
  5. Fill out your delegate's information and check the student financials access box; this must be checked for your delegate to be able to pay your enrollment deposit
  6. Click on notify and send email. Your delegate will receive their log-in information by email.

How delegates pay the enrollment deposit

  1. Log in to delegate.ku.edu with their email and password assigned to them via email
  2. Your delegate can then view your balance and pay with eCheck, credit card, or print the form to pay by physical check.

How to remove a delegate

You can remove a delegate by clicking the "deactivate" button and saving changes on the Delegate Options page in Enroll & Pay. You can also add new delegates through the "Add New Delegate" button on the same page.

More information on delegates

Deferring the enrollment deposit

Freshmen may request a deferment of the enrollment deposit by submitting the Enrollment Deposit Deferment Form. If your deposit is deferred, the $215 will be added to your KU bill and may be paid at a later time when that bill is due.

To qualify for deferment you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Received an application fee grant
  • Are eligible for a federal Pell Grant
  • Participate in one of the following programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, LULAC, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Center, GEAR Up, Kauffman Scholar, 20/20 Leadership Program, AVID, ECO Program, or Project Discovery
  • Received an ACT/SAT fee waiver
  • Participate in federal free/reduced lunch program
Requesting a refund

The ability to request a refund of your enrollment deposit depends on other steps you've taken with KU.

  • Not refundable if: you've already enrolled in classes
  • Not refundable if: you made the request after the May 1 deadline
  • $65 refund if: you signed a housing contract and selected a room
  • $165 refund if: you signed a housing contract and did not select a room
  • $215 refund if: you did not sign a housing contract or enroll for classes

The deadline to request a refund is May 1. If you'd like to request a refund, fill out this form.

Steps to Pay
  1. Create a KU Login
  2. Log in to Enroll and Pay
  3. Select payment method option or defer payment
  4. Check payment confirmation
Having trouble paying the deposit?

Contact the IT Customer Service Center