The New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) is a mandatory, nonrefundable one-time payment of $354. Paying it confirms your intention to enroll at the UW. U.S. students who are Pell Grant–eligible may be able to defer the NSEOF.
You must formally confirm your enrollment in order to accept the offer of admission.
The date is in your offer letter and within the application information section of MyUW.
You will first need to create a UW NetID.
Understand the offer of admission
This part is less fun, so let’s get it out of the way first.
We think you are going to be a great Husky, but the UW reserves the right to withdraw the offer of admission if:
- Your final records fail to show completion of required courses,
- You failed to maintain satisfactory scholastic standing in your coursework, or
- Our decision was based on incomplete or inaccurate information you provided in your application file.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the fun part — confirming your offer of admission.
NOTE: You may not defer your admission to another entry term. The offer of admission is valid only for the quarter indicated on your offer letter. If you are unable to attend the UW at this time but wish to enroll for a future quarter, you will need to file a new application and meet all requirements and deadlines. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Office of Admissions.
Can I waive the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (NSEOF)?
No, we are unable to waive the fee. However, if you are unable to pay, you may request to defer the cost if you’ve submitted a FAFSA or WASFA and you are eligible for the Pell Grant program or you have an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from paying at this time. Requests are evaluated individually. Please note, GET funds may not be used to pay the NSEOF so we encourage you to plan accordingly. Veterans wishing to defer the NSEOF should contact the Veterans Educational Benefits Office for more information.
- If your NSEOF deferral is approved, the fee will be due with tuition on the third Friday of the quarter.
- If your NSEOF deferral request is approved but you do not enroll, your payment is still an obligation and due by these dates.
- If your NSEOF deferral request is denied, you will be notified via your UW email and instructed to pay. Your admission to the UW is not confirmed until payment is received and accepted.
- International students are not eligible for an NSEOF deferral.
What is the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (NSEOF)?
The $354 new student fee is a mandatory, one-time fee that all entering undergraduates pay to confirm their enrollment and reserve a space at the UW. This fee — paid by all new undergraduates —supports many transition programs.
- Paying the NSEOF or requesting an NSEOF deferral (Pell eligible U.S. students only) is the only way to confirm your enrollment at the Seattle campus of the UW. Enrolling or participating in any other UW program — such as on-campus housing, the Honors Program, financial aid, ROTC — does not confirm your enrollment at this campus.
- Once submitted, the NSEOF is neither refundable nor is it transferable to another quarter, to another person, or to another UW campus, even if you later decide not to enroll at the UW.
- If you applied to more than one UW campus, you may accept only one offer of admission; you may not confirm at more than one campus.
I’m an international student. How do I pay the New Student Enrollment & Orientation Fee (NSEOF)?
If you live outside of the U.S., you may choose to pay the NSEOF via FlyWire or Western Union.