Submit deposit

All international 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 registers you for a required New Student Orientation (NSO) program.

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.


Deposit deadline

Freshman international students planning a fall semester enrollment should submit their 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. Any freshman international student planning to enroll for either the spring or summer semester should submit the deposit within four weeks from the date of their admission.

Deposit extension

Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, freshman international students enrolling for fall 2020 have the option to request a deposit extension by May 1. This must be done by logging into your account and selecting the extension request box. Any student who is granted an extension will need to submit their deposit by June 1. International students are still strongly encouraged to deposit as soon as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the student visa process. Transfer and graduate students should adhere to the deadline listed on their letter of admission.

Deposit refund

The deposit is refundable up until May 1 for freshman international students planning a fall semester enrollment. 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. Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable for freshmen enrolling for spring and summer semesters, as well as for all transfer students.