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Tuition Deposit

Full-time students: A Tuition deposit is required to reserve your seat in the incoming class. The deadline for new fall 2017 students is two weeks after the date of your admission. You may pay your $300 tuition deposit online at any time.

Part-time students: Confirm your intent to enroll by emailing gradinfo@rit.edu. The tuition deposit is waived for part-time students.

PhD students: Confirm your acceptance of our offer to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, to the Dean of Graduate Studies and your academic department. The deadline for confirming your acceptance of our offer is stated in your acceptance letter. Please see your acceptance letter for additional details and any additional required steps to confirm your enrollment.

Payment of the tuition deposit and/or intent to enroll triggers creation of an RIT student email account, allows new students to apply for on-campus housing, and provides access to a number of RIT resources.

Preferred Enrollment Deposit Method

The easiest and best way to pay your $300 tuition deposit is by logging into your portal account (your myRIT account) - look for the link to Pay Your Deposit. Paying your deposit in this manner with a credit card or eCheck makes your payment “authenticated” and will result in faster processing and acknowledgement of your payment.

IMPORTANT: Students submitting the acceptance deposit after the deadline noted in their offer of admission letter may have their deposit returned, once enrollment capacity has been reached.

Other Ways to Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

If someone is paying your deposit for you, or if you do not want to pay by logging into your portal account, you can use the following alternative payment methods which occur outside of our admission system. Be aware that using the following alternatives will result in slower processing and payment acknowledgement:

  1. Credit Card: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Credit card payments are processed by Nelnet Business Solutions a secure 3rd-party vendor contracted by RIT. Pay by credit card
  2. eCheck: An eCheck (or electronic check) is an electronic version of a paper check used to make free and secure payments online. Anyone with a US checking account can pay by eCheck. You will need to provide your bank name, routing and account numbers. This information is printed on your paper checks. Pay by eCheck
  3. International Funds Wire Transfer (from non-US banks): RIT offers Flywire (formally peerTransfer) to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With Flywire, you are offered reduced foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save compared to traditional banks. Excess funds from wire transfers will be returned to the original wire account or left on the student account to be applied to future charges. Pay by wire transfer.
  4. Mail Payment: Send a check or money order in U.S. funds made payable to Rochester Institute of Technology. Include your name on the check or money order. Send the deposit to RIT Office of Admissions, 60 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York 14623.