Reserve Your Spot

Upon admission to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, you are required to submit a $50 Enrollment Deposit. This deposit signals your intent to enroll, reserves your space for the semester, and will be credited to your student account and applied toward your tuition. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable.

You will not be able to register for Orientation until the enrollment deposit has been paid.

Deposit Deadline:

The deadline for your deposit is listed below specific to your entry semester. However, we encourage you to submit your deposit as soon as possible to secure your place and be eligible to register for orientation. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the campus will be flexible with the deposit deadlines below.

  • Fall:  May 1*
  • Winter:  December 1
  • Summer:  April 1

*Due to challenges surrounding the pandemic, we are still accepting deposits after the May 1 deadline. Students should submit their deposit as soon as possible to secure their space for the Fall 2021 semester and initiate their next steps.

Ways to Pay:

  1. Online Portal
    • Via your Application Portal (easiest and preferred method using a credit card)
      • Once in your portal, select "View Your Decision"
      • Select "Reply to Offer"
      • Select "Accept Offer"
      • Follow prompts to pay deposit
  2. Other:
    • Online via UM-Dearborn Connect (directions below, includes e-check option)
    • Mail (Significant delays with mail may occur due to the COVID-19 Pandemic)
      • Mail a $50 check (payable to: University of Michigan-Dearborn) to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128-2406

UM-Dearborn Connect Instructions:
  1. Log into your Self-Service account through UM-Dearborn Connect
  2. Enter your uniqname and password, then click the "Sign In" button.  
  3. Enter the "Secure Area," select the "Student Services" tab, then click on the "Student Account" tab. 
  4. Select the "Student Account Self-Service" link, then "Click Here to Continue" button.
  5. Once logged into your Self-Service page, select the "Deposits" tab (at the top of the screen) to pay your enrollment deposit.
Screenshot for navigating steps 3 and 4 (above):
Screenshot of Student Accounts page
Screenshot for step 5 (from directions above):
Deposits tab screenshot

Enrollment Deposit Waiver:

All admitted freshmen and transfers are required to submit an enrollment deposit. A waiver, granted in cases of financial hardship, allows a student to complete Orientation and other enrollment steps without paying the deposit. 

You can request an enrollment deposit waiver by submitting the NACAC Waiver Form. Please note: when you complete the form, if you have difficulty getting input from a school official, or if you have sent your FAFSA to UM-Dearborn -- submit the form with the Authorized Official section blank. UM-Dearborn’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is able to verify financial hardship. 

Please submit the completed form to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

If you need additional assistance, please call 313-593-5100 or email

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