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By submitting your enrollment deposit, you take the first step in becoming a Screagle and reserve your space in the class.

Submit Enrollment Deposit


How do I pay the Enrollment Deposit?

Students pay the Enrollment Deposit through their myUSI account. Click here for detailed instructions! 

How do I activate myUSI account?

1. Go to and click “Need help signing in?”
2. Click "Activate Account"
3. Provide required information to activate account.
4. Follow steps as prompted to create account password.
5. Set up multifactor authentication—Click here for further instructions.

How much is the enrollment deposit?

The enrollment deposit is a one-time fee of $150. You can pay online using any debit/credit card. 

When should a student pay the Enrollment Deposit?

The enrollment deposit secures a student’s spot in the class and gives them access to important next steps such as advising and Orientation and housing. If students submit their enrollment deposit before March 1st they will receive these exclusive benefits:

• early access to housing room selection
• early access to register for advising appointment to enroll in classes
• early access to select orientation date
• a Screaming Eagles yard sign to proudly display

Is the Enrollment Deposit refundable?

For students beginning in the spring semester, the enrollment deposit is refundable until November 1. For students beginning in summer or fall, the enrollment fee is refundable until May 1st.  After November 1 (Spring) or May 1 (Summer/Fall) the fee is non-refundable. 

Do all students have to pay the Enrollment Deposit?

All undergraduate degree seeking freshmen and transfer students are required to pay the enrollment deposit, but qualifying students are eligible to defer the fee to begin next steps. The form to request a fee deferment will be available through a student's myUSI account.

Can the Enrollment Deposit be deferred?

Yes, qualifying students experiencing financial hardship who have submitted their FAFSA may be eligible to defer their deposit. The enrollment deposit will be included in the first semester bill and can be paid with financial aid when it is dispersed. Generally, students who meet the following federal guidelines would qualify to have their deposit deferred:

    • Qualify for ACT/SAT fee waiver
    • Awarded Pell Grant as part of a financial aid package
    • Ward of the state
    • Live in a foster home or in foster care
    • Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Request to defer your Enrollment Deposit through myUSI.

Is the Enrollment Deposit legally binding?

The deposit is not legally binding and does not make a student financially responsible to USI for tuition and fees. However, after May 1, the deposit is non-refundable.