Enrollment Deposit


  • Dec
    Winter Term Deposit Due
  • Apr
    Spring Term Deposit Due
  • May
    Summer Term Deposit Due
  • May
    Fall Term Deposit Due

As an admitted freshman or a new transfer student, you’ll need to pay close attention to some important information and guidelines regarding your enrollment deposit.

If You Intend to Enroll

You must submit your $300, nonrefundable enrollment deposit (EDR) by the appropriate deadline. The deposit is a down payment on your tuition. (Students with financial inability to pay may apply for an Enrollment Deposit Waiver - see complete instructions at bottom of the page under "Students with Financial Inability to Pay the EDR.")

Dual Degree Admitted Freshmen: If you are admitted into both schools/colleges to which you have applied, you should pay only one $300 enrollment deposit. However, you will need to fill out a form on Enrollment Connect to accept or decline your admission to the second school/college.

Online ePayment - Credit Card, eCheck and Wire Transfer Information

You may pay your $300 enrollment deposit (EDR) with a credit card or an electronic U.S. savings or checking payment as follows:

  • Log in to Enrollment Connect, click on Action Items, and then click on Pay Enrollment Deposit.
  • Enter your VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express credit card number, or your U.S. savings or checking account routing number. The credit card or bank account that the funds are drawn from does not have to be in your name. Please note that the funds must be drawn on a U.S. bank or agency. Many foreign banks have a corresponding U.S. bank, in which case you can request the foreign bank to have a draft drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds. We are unable to accept money market or home equity accounts for online payments.

To pay by wire transfer, please visit Flywire's website and follow the instructions on how to make a wire transfer payment.

Please note that the link to pay your enrollment deposit online will no longer be available after 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the date your payment is due.

The enrollment deposit payment can only be paid online through Enrollment Connect as listed above or by Flywire's website. Payments made on other web pages are not valid and will not secure your place in our incoming class.

Mailing a Check or Money Order

If you would like to mail your enrollment deposit, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at oua.edr.admin@umich.edu for further instructions. Facsimiles of the check or calls to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are not sufficient to hold a place at U-M. Do not send the $300 deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The EDR deadline is a postmarked date. Because of space limitations, deposits postmarked after the deadline may not be accepted and admission may be canceled. We strongly encourage the payment of your EDR online so that you can be absolutely certain we have received it by the appropriate deadline. No written notification of receipt of payment will be sent. The canceled check is the student's receipt. You may wish to send your payment through a mail service that will give you delivery confirmation or a receipt showing that U-M received it, but this is not required.

We are unable to accept cash payments.

Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

Winter 2020—December 1, 2019

Spring 2020—April 1, 2020

Summer 2020—May 1, 2020

Fall 2020—May 1, 2020

Note: If you are admitted too close to the above due dates, we’ll establish an extended due date for you.

The enrollment deposit is nonrefundable from the time it is submitted. Failure to enroll for the admitted term will result in forfeiture of the $300 deposit.

If You Do Not Intend to Enroll

If you’ve determined that Michigan isn’t the place for you, please cancel your admission by completing the online form on Enrollment Connect by selecting Withdraw Your Application on the Application menu.

Cancellations must be made via the online form; we cannot take them over the phone.

The $300 enrollment deposit (EDR) payment is a deposit toward your student tuition and fees when you enroll at the university. If your $300 is waived, this amount will be included in your first tuition bill.

If you are unable to pay the $300 enrollment deposit (EDR) by the deadline, you must submit a written explanation of the circumstances preventing payment before the EDR deadline has passed via Enrollment Connect by clicking the Request EDR Waiver or Extension button under the Application menu.

If you are granted an extension, you will be notified of the new due date of your enrollment deposit. If you should need additional time beyond your first extension, you must submit an additional request to oua.edr.admin@umich.edu prior to your new deadline. Requests for the reason of waiting for a response from another college or university will not be granted.

EDR waivers will not be considered or granted until you have received a financial aid award. You will need to complete the financial aid application, including both the FAFSA and CSS Profile, to receive an award to be considered for an enrollment deposit waiver. Please see information regarding the financial aid application process here. Admitted students who have not received a financial aid package prior to the enrollment deposit deadline should contact the Office of Financial Aid. If a package estimate is not available, admitted students can request an extension of the EDR deadline to receive and review the financial aid award before requesting a waiver. Additionally, the request must come from the admitted student directly. We cannot consider requests from parents, guardians, or school officials.

If you have any questions about the enrollment deposit extension or waiver request process, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at oua.edr.admin@umich.edu.