The orientation fee of $300 is required for all new first-year and transfer students except for EOP/AIM students and can be paid through the SOLAR account. We recommend that you pay your orientation fee at the same time that you accept your admission and pay your tuition deposit and housing deposit (if applicable). If you do not pay the orientation fee when accepting admission, then you should pay it no later than July 1 or January 1.
The orientation fee of $300 provides all services related to the transition of new students into the University including orientation, placement exams, advising and registration, and family and guest orientation. The orientation fee will be used to provide these experiences virtually and to provide appropriate support and resources for the transition of new students into the University.
In addition to the $300 orientation fee, all new international students will have an additional $50 International Student Extended Orientation Fee billed to their student accounts to cover the additional expanded programming provided as part of international student orientation.
Students who withdraw from the University within 10 business days of paying their tuition deposit and matriculating may be eligible for a partial refund of the $300 Orientation Fee. There will be a $100 processing fee subtracted from the refund. Requests for refunds must be received no later than 5 business days before the first day of classes. Refunds will not be given after this deadline, regardless of deposit/matriculation date or whether students have enrolled at the University.