Submit deposit

All students who plan to attend Michigan State University must submit the $250 Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED). Submitting your deposit holds your place in the incoming class and allows you to register for a required New Student Orientation (NSO) date. Once you have successfully submitted your deposit online, you will be able to select an orientation date. Please note that orientation dates fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before submitting your deposit, you must first activate your MSU NetID and email account. Once you have done this, you can log in to your account to submit your deposit.


Freshman students planning a fall semester enrollment should submit a deposit as soon as they have decided to enroll at MSU, but no later than May 1. MSU reserves the right to cancel your admission if you do not submit your deposit by May 1. The deposit is refundable up until May 1. In order to receive a refund you must cancel your application in your account by clicking the “cancel application” button, after which MSU will automatically process a refund.

Any student planning to enroll for either the spring or summer semester should submit the deposit within four weeks from the date of your admission. 

Note: The deposit is nonrefundable for freshmen enrolling for spring and summer semesters. It is also nonrefundable for all transfer students.

If financial circumstances make payment of the deposit difficult, contact the Office of Admissions regarding a possible deferral of your payment. The deadline for submitting your deposit may change based on factors such as space, availability and time of year.