What is the Advance Tuition Deposit, and how do I pay it? is very common question we receive this time of year. Think of the Advance Tuition Deposit, as a down payment on your fall tuition, it is NOT an additional fee. The deposit is applied to your student account once it is paid and will go towards paying your tuition and fees once those have accrued for your fall term. The ATD helps us as a university get a count for students who will be joining us this fall. We can prepare classes, orientation, and other many great activities you will get to participate in once you come to OSU.
May 1st is the national commitment deadline, until May 1st the ATD is refundable. The benefit of paying your ATD by May 1st is you will then be allowed to register for a START program. START is where students will be able to register for their fall term classes, meet with their academic advisor, and many other events to help get them settled before the fall term. There are several START sessions throughout the summer and below is a link with more information and dates.
We have an online guide to help guide students and families through the process which is included below.