Enrollment Deposits

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General Information

Required Programs: Currently only a small handful of programs require an enrollment deposit for new students. To see if your program requires an enrollment deposit visit the Programs of Study page and look under the "Application Requirements and Deadlines" section on the departments website.

Note that readmits, change of degree, and accelerated master's applicants are not required to pay a deposit.

Activate WEBCAT Account: To be able to make a deposit you will need to activate your UNH IT ID account. For information on how to activate your various UNH accounts please see the UNH Login Help Page.

Questions: Please feel free to contact our office with any questions about activating your account or to check on your deposit status. If you have questions about how to pay your deposit or how to check your billing status, please contact the Business Services Office. If you have program-specific questions, please contact your department directly.

Acceptance and Paying Your Deposit

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit: Login to your WEBCAT account and pay the required enrollment deposit by the date specified in your admit letter. To make a payment, after logging into WEBCAT, go to the "Billing" menu and under the drop down menu select "Make a deposit". If you are eligible to make a deposit you will need to select the term you were admitted to then click on the "Pay Deposit" button. From there, follow the instructions online to make the payment. The deposit amount is $200 or $500 depending on the program requirements and can be paid via credit card or e-check. After we have verified your payment, your student record will be created so you can register (if registration is open for that term).

Acceptance: By paying your enrollment deposit you are indicating that you are accepting the offer of admission to the UNH Graduate School. Normally within 1-2 business days of making your deposit, your student record will be ready for you to register and enroll in courses (as long as enrollment for that term has opened up).

Please note that if you were admitted after the deposit deadline, no deposit is required and you will have to indicate whether you wish to accept or not by emailing our office at grad.school@unh.edu. Please include your name, UNH Student ID, term, program, and your decision (accept or not accept).


Applicants to programs that require an enrollment deposit are allowed to defer their admission. If you have paid the deposit then the deposit will be applied to the new deferred term (as long as the department approves your deferral request). Once your deferral request has been processed by the Graduate School office, we will notify the Business Services Office to move your deposit. If you have not yet paid the deposit, then you will have until the deposit deadline of the deferred term to pay.

If you wish to defer your admission, please email our office directly with your admission deferment request. Include your full name, your UNH 9-Digit ID, your program, whether or not you've made an enrollment deposit, and the term to which you would like to defer your admission.

Non-Acceptance and Inactivation

Non-Acceptance: If you know you will not be accepting our offer of admission, or wish to withdraw your application and are unable to indicate this using our online process, please email our office at grad.school@unh.edu with your name, UNH 9-Digit ID, the program and term to which you were admitted and indicate you are declining the offer of admission.

Inactivation: If you do not respond or make your deposit, by the specified deadline in your admit letter, than your application will be inactivated.

Refunds and Forfeits

Refunds: Deposits are non-refundable. Please contact Grad Admissions with questions.