Paying Your Deposit


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


First year students have until May 1, 2021* 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 notify the Admission Office.

Before paying your deposit, you must activate your Gustavus User Account. If you haven't already done so, please complete this process.

By Credit Card or Electronic Transfer

You can pay your enrollment deposit using a credit card -- Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. There’s no additional charge to do this (for your initial deposit only, Gustavus will pay the convenience fee for you). To pay by credit card, you will need your Gustavus ID number. It can be found in your admission letter, on the "deposit ticket" in your admission packet, or on your financial aid award. You can also request your ID number by emailing or calling 1-800-GUSTAVUS. Future payments to Gustavus can be made using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover but you will be charged a convenience fee. To pay by credit card, click here. You can also pay electronically using your account and routing numbers from a checking or savings account. For this, you will also need your Gustavus ID number. To pay by electronic transfer, click here.

By Check

No response card is needed to mail a deposit check, although a “deposit ticket” was included in the admission packet and financial aid award folder. Be sure your name and Gustavus ID number are listed on the check's Memo line. Please make the check payable to Gustavus Adolphus College and mail it using the pre-paid envelope included with the deposit ticket.

Your Next Steps

After receiving your deposit, preparations will begin for your arrival in the fall. Late spring and summer mailings will be sent about housing, registration, and other enrollment information. You can learn more by visiting our Your Next Steps page

Thank you for your deposit! We welcome you to a community of talented people who excel in the classroom, on the field, and on stage. Here, people care about each other, freely discuss their ideas, and become leaders who also know how to follow. Gusties make their lives count