Confirmation Deposit

Georgia College & State University will extend the fall 2024 semester confirmation deposit deadline for Georgia residents from May 1 to May 15. This decision is due to the changes that were made this year to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The U.S. Department of Education has experienced a significant delay in providing financial aid data to colleges and universities. This delay has impeded Georgia College & State University's ability to provide students with financial aid packages in our typical early timeframe. It is our hope that this additional time will allow our students to make more informed decisions as they receive and review their financial aid packages.

GCSU provides our students with an experience that feels much more like a small, elite private university, so space in our freshman class is limited. Due to this, admitted students are still strongly encouraged to pay their confirmation deposit as soon as possible to secure their preferred housing option, ideal class schedule, orientation dates that fits best with their summer plans.


Congratulations on your admission to Georgia College & State University! Receiving an offer of admission to the university is only the first step. To reserve your space, all admitted first-year students (and transfer students with 12 or less credit hours) wishing to reserve their seats must submit the following. 

  • a $200 non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit
  • a $235 housing application fee & security deposit ($200 of which is refundable up to May 1) 

Students are encouraged to submit their deposits as soon as they are certain of Georgia College as their college choice, especially since room assignments and roommate preferences are based on date priority.

Students admitted for fall will need to complete the following steps by May 15. Students admitted for spring will need to complete the following steps by December 1. 

Additional deposit information will arrive with the acceptance package. Any student canceling a housing contract after May 1 will forfeit the housing security deposit.

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Submitting a Confirmation Deposit 

Confirmation deposits may be submitted by credit card payment through the Georgia College Student Account Center which can be accessed through PAWS.


Your PAWS account will allow you to pay your confirmation and housing deposits, print your schedule, find your advisor, access financial aid awards, pay for your classes, view course offerings and much more!

  1. Visit
  2. Select the “MyPassword” tab along the top bar
  3. Select “Set Initial Password” to enroll in the system by setting up your password
  4. Refer to your acceptance packet for your GCID number and GC email address or application status portal
  5. Complete the information and select submit


For questions about creating your account, contact our IT Help Desk at: or (478) 445-7378.

  1. Navigate to Unify (, but do not log in
  2. Select the “DUO Enroll” tab located near the top right of the screen.
  3.  Enter your student credentials.
  4. Follow the steps to install and enroll in DUO.
  5. When you reach the screen that verifies your successful enrollment, please press “Logout.”
  6. Click here to view DUO iPhone instructions
  7. Click here to view DUO Android instructions
  8. If you have a second phone that can be used for authentication, you will select the "DUO Self Service" button in Unify. Once you enter your username and password, DUO will prompt you to authenticate using the method that you just created. Once fully authenticated, please add a second (or more) method to authenticate.
  9. For questions about creating your account, contact our IT Help Desk at: or (478) 445-7378.  

Submitting your confirmation deposit by credit card

Credit card payments may be submitted online through the GC Student Account Center.  Through the Student Account Center, you will be able to manage your student account, view your bills, make payments, and set up authorized users (parents, employers, etc).   

To reserve your space in the freshman class, you must submit your non-refundable, $200 confirmation deposit. Once we receive your confirmation deposit, you will be able to move forward with housing and registration.

  1. Visit 
  2. Login using your GCSU email address and Unify password. In the new window (Duo Security), choose an authentication method. We recommend to use Duo Push: Send Me a Push option. Click on notification icon and approve the login request. Go back to the Unify page
  3. Click on the Pay Your Bill box icon on
  4. Select Deposits tab located along the top bar ( Do not click Make Payment)
  5. Under “Select Deposit Payment”, choose “Admissions Confirmation Deposit” from the Deposit Account dropdown and click on the “Select” button
  6. Proceed to make the deposit payment by selecting “Continue”
  7. Select the credit card payment method and click on “Select”
  8. Enter credit card information and select “Continue” to submit confirmation deposit and complete payment

For questions about the confirmation deposit, contact the Office of Admissions at: or (478) 445-1283.

After your confirmation deposit has been processed you will be able to reserve your freshmen class schedule as early as February through the POUNCE early registration process and apply for university housing.

Please allow 2-3 hours for confirmation deposit to clear before completing the housing contract. Confirmation deposits must be paid prior to applying for university housing.

Submitting your confirmation deposit by check or money order

Confirmation deposits may be submitted by check or money order. Mailed Deposits may be paid by personal check or money order. Please DO NOT send cash. Please return your completed Confirmation of Attendance for New Freshmen form along with $200 confirmation deposit to:

The Office of Admissions
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 23
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Please be sure to allow sufficient mailing time.