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Enrollment Deposit

The University of Nebraska‒Lincoln requires all newly admitted first-year and transfer students to pay or defer a $250 enrollment deposit to finalize your admission and secure your space in the incoming class.

Deposit Deadlines

  • Spring Term deposit deadline: December 1
  • Fall/Summer Term deposit deadline: May 1

You must submit or defer your enrollment deposit to sign up for housing and New Student Enrollment (class registration and orientation).

To pay your enrollment deposit, login to your MyRED account through the link below; click the "Admissions" tab, then "Undergraduate" and select "Pay Enrollment Deposit."

Pay Enrollment Deposit

Note: The enrollment deposit is not waived under any circumstance. The enrollment deposit is non-transferable. Admitted students who do not pay or defer the deposit prior to the deadline forfeit their admission, scholarships and financial aid.

Request to Defer Your Enrollment Deposit

If you have financial need, you can request to defer paying the deposit until you have received your financial aid.

You may request a deferral if you participate in the free/reduced lunch program, are Pell Grant eligible, are a recipient of the GI Bill or have a scholarship or combination of university scholarships which equal(s) the total cost of tuition, housing and meals, and student fees.

To request a deferral, login to your MyRED account though the link below. Under the “Admissions” tab, click “Undergraduate,” and select “Enrollment Deposit Deferral Form” under “Step 1: Review your status.”

Request to Defer Your Enrollment Deposit

Note: If you choose not to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you must cancel your enrollment, otherwise you will be responsible for paying the full amount of the enrollment deposit ($250).

Please consult University Housing regarding housing cancellation fees.

After Submitting Your Deposit

After you submit the enrollment deposit, you’ll be able to take these critical next steps:

Cancel Admission and Request Deposit Refund

If you ultimately decide not to attend Nebraska, you may cancel your admission and request a refund by the following dates:

Cancellation and Refund Request Deadlines

  • Spring Term cancellation/refund request deadline: December 1
  • Fall/Summer Term cancellation/refund request deadline: May 1

You must submit your refund request by completing the cancellation request form. If you deferred the enrollment deposit, you must still submit a refund request by the deadline to avoid being charged.

After the deadline, the enrollment deposit will not be refunded. If you deferred your deposit and cancel after the deadline, you will still owe the cost of the deposit ($250).

Note: This request will cancel both your admission and any scholarship or financial aid offers you may have received. After cancellation, your financial aid offer is no longer guaranteed should you decide to re-enroll, so make sure you’re ready to cancel before you submit the request.

Cancellation Process

You will need to log in with your NUID and password (what you use to log in to MyRED). The cancellation request form is located in the Admissions Undergraduate tab below your current admissions status information. After we receive your request, we will process your cancellation and enrollment deposit refund within 10 business days.

Complete the Cancellation Request Form