Enrollment Deposit

As a freshman or a new transfer student admitted for winter, spring, summer, or fall, 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.) 

Step 1—Create Your “Friend Account”

To get the ball rolling, the first thing you’ll need to do is create a “Friend Account” which will enable you to login to Wolverine Access. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to move on getting your enrollment deposit paid.

Step 2—Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

  • Go to Wolverine Access - Students - New & Prospective Student Business and log in with your Friend email and password
  • Upon successful login, select Application Status and then click on View Decision
  • Hit the Respond Now button and follow the instructions on each of the following webpages

For more information, see this page.

There are several ways to pay your deposit:

1.  You may pay your deposit by credit card, check or money order, or eCheck, (with an electronic U.S. savings or checking payment). Detailed instructions for each mode of payment can be found here. 

2.  If you are paying by a check or money order (in U.S. dollars), make it payable to The University of Michigan, and mail it, along with the completed Enrollment Deposit Request form,  to the University of Michigan. The Enrollment Deposit Request form may be found on your Wolverine Access New & Prospective Student Center. If you're not able to log in to Wolverine Access, we can email you a copy of the form.  Please use the subject line "EDR Form" and include your full name, UMID, and full mailing address.  Submit your payment by mail to:         

University of Michigan

Student Financial Operations

515 East Jefferson Street

2226 Student Activities Building

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1316

3.  Finally, if you are unable to pay by credit card, eCheck, paper check or money order, you may pay by bank-to-bank wire transfer.  However, please note that it can take one to two weeks before a wire transfer is credited to your account and there will be an extra charge by the bank to process the transfer.  Please contact our office if you choose this method so that we can explain the requirements, and ensure that the payment goes into the student account properly. If you are paying by international wire transfer, please visit peerTransfer's website and follow the instructions on how to make a wire transfer payment. 

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept money market or home equity accounts for online payment.

Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

If you’re mailing your payment, the EDR form must be  postmarked by the following deadlines:

Winter 2014—December 1, 2013

Spring 2014—April 1, 2014

Summer 2014—May 1, 2014

Fall 2014—May 1, 2014

Note: If your admission package arrives too close to the above due dates, we’ll establish an extended due date for you.

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 at “Application Status” on Wolverine Access or complete the EDR form and return it to the Office of Admissions by the deadline so we can make the necessary changes to our records.

Cancellations must be made in writing; we cannot take them over the phone. This will prevent any inappropriate mailings. Mail the EDR form with the “cancel” box checked, without the $300 deposit, to:

University of Michigan
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
515 East Jefferson Street.
1220 Student Activities Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

The Fine Print

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.

The Enrollment Deposit and EDR form must be mailed together to the University by the appropriate deadline. Please include the UMID student number and the notation “For Enrollment Deposit” on the check or money order (which must be drawn in U.S. dollars). The UMID student number is listed on the EDR form directly below the student’s name. Do not send cash. Do not send a credit card number. The return of the deposit and EDR form holds an enrollment space in the School or College of the University and for the specific term to which the student has been admitted.

The EDR form alone, facsimiles of the check, or calls to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are not sufficient to hold a place at the University. Because of space limitations, deposits and EDR forms postmarked after the deadline may not be accepted and admission may be cancelled. Do not send the $300 deposit to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Students with financial inability to pay the EDR

In cases of financial inability to pay the $300 deposit by the deadline, a written explanation of the circumstances preventing payment must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for consideration prior to the deadline. The easiest way to submit an EDR waiver request is to submit an online request.  Participation in the Michigan Education Trust (MET) and partial scholarships do not exempt students from payment of the deposit. Students who have not received a financial aid package prior to the enrollment decision deadline should contact the financial aid office at 734.763.6600. If a package estimate is not available, students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to discuss an extension of the deadline. No written notification of receipt of payment will be sent. The cancelled check is the student’s receipt.

The $300 payment is a deposit toward the student’s fees when the student enrolls at the University; therefore, when paying fees during the first term on campus, the student should verify that the $300 deposit has been deducted from the total amount assessed. Housing and Orientation information is sent to students once U-M has received and processed their enrollment deposit. Questions regarding housing and orientation should be directed to those offices.

Housing Information Office: 734-763-3164 or housing@umich.edu.

Office of New Student Programs: 734-764-6413 or onsp@umich.edu.

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