Seat Deposit


This policy provides information about seat deposits that some academic programs require students to pay to reserve a space in the program.

Applies to: 

All University of Kansas students

Juniper Gardens
Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

Some academic programs require students to pay a seat deposit to reserve a space in the program in which the student has been admitted. Seat deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to a future semester in the same program or another program. Students who pay the seat deposit but do not attend will have their deposit forfeited. For those who pay their seat deposit and matriculate, the amount will be credited to their tuition. Dollar amounts and deadlines vary by academic program, so students should contact the academic department in which they plan to enroll for specific requirements.


Office of the University Registrar – Lawrence Campus
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
KU Medical Center Registrar
Dykes Library, Room G035, Mail Stop 4005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

Approved by: 
Chief Financial Officer & Vice Provost for Finance
Approved on: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Effective on: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Save, fee, tuition, reservation, hold, payment, class, hold
Change History: 

10/21/2019: Policy approved and published in the Policy Library.

Financial Categories: 
Tuition & Fees
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