What you need to know about the enrollment deposit

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So you’ve been admitted and you think you’re ready to take the next step? Before you do, here’s everything you need to know about submitting your enrollment deposit.

Why do I need to pay an enrollment deposit?

Submitting your $300 enrollment deposit is important for a few reasons.

First, it reserves your spot in the incoming class and helps us project for the right amount of housing and classes CSU will need for the next year.

Second, the money in the deposit goes directly to programming important to you. Your deposit covers new student charges like the cost of Ram Orientation and the remaining portion is applied directly to your tuition for your first semester.

Third, admitted students do not have access to other important enrollment actions, such as the housing application or orientation sign-up, until they have submitted their enrollment deposit.

Am I required to pay a deposit?

If you’re an on-campus first-year freshman student, transfer student, or international student you are required to submit an enrollment deposit. If you are an online student, second bachelor’s student, or a graduate student you’ll need to refer to your admitted student checklist to learn more.

What if I can’t pay it right now?

You can defer your enrollment deposit if you are unable to pay your enrollment deposit or would like to wait for your financial aid to help pay. You will still receive all of the benefits of depositing, but the deposit will be applied to your first semester bill instead of required right now.

When should I submit my deposit?

If you’re a fall semester freshman, you are encouraged to submit your enrollment deposit before May 1, National Decision Day. Fall transfer students should submit deposits before July 1, if possible. All other students should refer to their admitted student guides for more information.

Is it refundable?

You may request an enrollment deposit refund at any time before the following deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: May 1 for freshman, July 1 for transfer.
  • Spring Semester: February 1 for freshman and transfer.
  • Summer Term: June 1 for freshman and transfer.

Submit a refund request by filling out our refund form online.

What’s next?

Ready to take action and submit your deposit? Log in to RAMweb with your eID and follow the link to “Tell Us Your Plans.” You’ll then be prompted to either pay or defer your deposit and will receive more instructions.

You can find more information about the enrollment deposit in your admitted student guide.