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How do I defer my first-year enrollment deposit?

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As a first-year student, you must pay an enrollment deposit of $300 by May 1 if enrolling for the fall or Dec. 1 for spring enrollment. The enrollment deposit is required in order to access the New Student Orientation Experience and register for an Academic Orientation Session, secure a Sun Devil ID card, and make housing and meal plan selections. Visit the enrollment deposit website for more information. 

Enrollment deposits may be deferred until mid-August only if you are an Arizona resident with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file.

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You may initiate the deferment request by signing in to My ASU and clicking on the Pay Enrollment Deposit in the Priority Task box. If you are eligible to defer, a Request a delay of payment link will be available in your Pay Enrollment Deposit Priority Task. Please be aware that if your fall aid is not enough to cover your fall charges, including the deferred enrollment deposit, you are responsible for paying the remaining charges by the applicable due date.  


Out-of-state students must pay the enrollment deposit out of pocket. Payments may be made by any of the following methods:

  • Online: Online payments are accepted through My ASU from the My Admission and Orientation box. Only Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards are accepted.
  • By mail: Checks made out to “Arizona State University” can be sent to ASU New Student Programs, PO Box 872201, Tempe, AZ 85287-2201. Please include your 10-digit student ID number (EMPLID) in the memo line.
  • In person: Cash and check payments are accepted at ASU Cashiering Services Office located on the second floor of the Student Services Building.
Related Article: How Do I Pay My Enrollment Deposit?


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