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Payments

Overview

  • Your tuition and fees are billed through CalCentral.
  • Billing statements are produced monthly online. For the most up-to-date information about your student account, including new charges, adjustments, aid disbursements and payments, access the “My Finances” tab within CalCentral.
  • You may give delegate access to your parents/guardians if they need access to your bills. This can be done under “Profile” in CalCentral.
  • Want to pay fees in installments? The Tuition and Fee Payment Plan allows for monthly installments. Sign up through CalCentral.
  • Financial aid recipients: If you expect your fees to be covered by financial aid and your financial aid file is complete, continue to monitor your award payment status and statement in CalCentral to make sure your payments have been made before classes start.
  • Students paying by International Funds Transfer (foreign currency) should use our International Student Payment Options through Western Union or https://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/payments-and-refunds/international-payments/international-payments-flywire in CalCentral.

Tuition and Fee Payment Plan (FPP)

To enroll in the Tuition and Fee Payment Plan or FPP (previously known as the Deferred Payment Plan), please follow these five steps:

  1. Select the plan.
  2. Review the installments.
  3. Complete the Agreement.
  4. Review and save the installment schedule.
  5. Submit your first payment.

IMPORTANT: Enrolling in the FPP allows for the fall and spring semester registration fees to be paid in five monthly installments. Registration fees for Summer Sessions, Fall Program for Freshmen, and certain self-supporting programs are not eligible for the FPP option.

You must enroll in the FPP each fall and spring semester. A nonrefundable participation fee of $60 will be assessed each semester you enroll. Please do not pay the participation fee until it is billed to your CalCentral account.

Semester Deadline to Enroll in the Tuition and Fee Payment Plan (note: exact deadlines will be listed in the student billing website)
Fall Mid-September
Spring Mid-February

*PLEASE DO NOT MAIL PAYMENTS TO CAL STUDENT CENTRAL.
SEND PAYMENTS TO:

Billing & Payment Services (BPS)
2195 Hearst Ave. Ste. 120 MC#1111
Berkeley, CA 94720

  • Payments by check or money order must be issued in US dollars drawn on a US bank
  • Make checks payable to UC Regents
  • Include your Student ID or UCB ID number on the memo line of the check

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Paying Your Tuition and Fees

Tuition and registration fees are due the Friday prior to the start of classes.

After the initial due date each semester, an e-bill will be produced monthly if there is an outstanding balance on your account. Your statement in CalCentral will have the most accurate information of what you owe for the semester.

Cancel for Non-Payment

Details on the Cancel for Non-Payment policy can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

Payment Options

  • You may give delegate access to your parents/guardians if they need access to your bills. This can be done under “Profile” in CalCentral.
  • Want to pay fees in installments? The Tuition and Fee Payment Plan (FPP) allows for monthly installments. Sign up through CalCentral.
  • Financial aid recipients: If you expect your fees to be covered by financial aid and your financial aid file is complete, continue to monitor your award payment status and statement in CalCentral to make sure your payments have been made before classes start.

Via CalCentral

By Mail

  • Paper check

Learn More

Student Billing

Deadlines for Payments

Tuition and registration fees are due the Friday prior to the start of classes.

After the initial due date each semester, an e-bill will be produced monthly if there is an outstanding balance on your account. CalCentral displays the most up to date balance which may be different from the monthly bill statement, since the monthly e-bill statement is only updated once a month.

Parents, guardians, or others who plan to make payments toward student accounts must be granted delegate access through CalCentral by the student. Please allow 24 hours for access to be granted.

The deadline to enroll in the Tuition and Fee Payment Plan is mid-September for the fall semester and mid-February for the spring semester. Exact deadlines will be listed in the Billing and Payments website.

Learn More

Cancel for Non-Payment Policy
Payment Options

Refunds and Direct Deposit

All refunds are issued directly to the student’s account in CalCentral unless it is a Parent PLUS Loan. Parent PLUS Loans will be paid directly to the borrower unless the request on the initial loan application states to pay directly to the student.

About Refunds

Refunds are based on the difference between charges and credits. Refunds are a result of more credits on your account in CalCentral than your actual bill at any given time.

  • Receiving outside scholarships and/or departmental awards can also affect the amount of your refund.
  • If your refund was less than you expected, compare your aid and/or payments made against your actual bill. If you think that more refund should be available, please contact Cal Student Central and talk with an adviser.

There are two ways to receive your funds:

  1. The most efficient option is to have funds direct deposited to your US bank account using Direct Deposit, formerly known as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
  2. If you do not have Direct Deposit, a check will be mailed to your local address within 10 business days. 

Note: Checks cannot be picked up in person. 

Activate Direct Deposit

Direct Deposit is the quickest way to access refunds once available.

Visit UCB Direct Deposit and sign up today.

Note: Bank account information provided for Direct Deposit is intended for refunds only, and will never be used to make payments on your behalf.

Financial Aid Disbursements and Refunds

When your financial aid file is complete and you have no holds or incomplete financial aid tasks, aid will begin to apply to your account in CalCentral as early as ten days before the start of the term.

Refunds for financial aid in excess of your bill balance will begin as early as one week before the beginning of each term. The actual timing of your refunds depends on when your financial aid is applied to your account.