Paying Your DepositAdmission

You've chosen Gustavus? You're going to be a Gustie! Congratulations!


First year students have until May 1, 2024* to submit the enrollment deposit. Financial aid, housing, and class registration are available to all students, but housing priority is determined by when we receive your deposit. *After May 1, accepting your deposit depends on available space in our first-year class. Admitted transfer students have until August to make their final decision.


Receipt of your deposit signals your official intention to enroll at Gustavus, so you should send your $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit as soon as you're certain Gustavus is the right college fit. If you've chosen another college, please log into your Applicant Portal and complete the Admission Decision Reply form; we'll close your application file. 

To pay your deposit, log into your Applicant Portal. Start the process by submitting the Admission Decision Reply form.


1. Reply to your offer of admission.

  • Log into your Applicant Portal and look for the Admission Decision Reply form. (Don’t see it? Then maybe you haven’t opened your online decision letter yet. Do that and return to the portal.)

2. Pay your deposit.

  • After submitting the Admission Decision Reply form, in your portal you’ll see a Payment Due. (If not, try refreshing your browser.)
  • Click on the Submit Payment link to pay by credit card or bank account. 
    • You can also pay by mailing a check. See your admission packet for instructions. 
    • If you pay by credit card, there’s no additional charge for your initial deposit only. Future payments to Gustavus can be made by credit card, but you will be charged a convenience fee.


Technical problems or not sure what to do? Contact us at or (507)933-7676. 

And Then?

Thank you! After receiving your deposit, preparations will begin for your arrival in the fall. Spring and summer mailings will be sent about housing, registration, and other enrollment information.