May 1 is almost here.
May 1 formally known as "The National Candidates Reply Date” is the day deadline for students to respond and pick the college where they want to enroll. Have your payment ready because picking includes making a deposit toward your fall tuition.
Some schools also require you to apply for housing at the same time, for instance the University of Southern California. So do your research and don’t be surprised.
Student enrollment deposits range from $200 to-$500 depending on the college.
The UCs and CSU call it a SIR or Statement of Intent to Register and charge $250.00. Low income students who received a fee waiver can have that payment deferred until financial aid starts. UC and CSU. Contact the financial aid office if you have not already heard about deposit.
For low income students at other colleges, contact the college financial aid office before May 1 to see if your payment will be deferred.
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