Effective March 1999; Updated July 2004
When a student has failed to meet his or her financial obligations to the University, including unpaid fees totaling $100 or more, Billing & Payment Services is authorized under the Campus Policy on Student Registration Blocks and Lapses to block a student's registration and records until the financial obligation is satisfied.
Except where required by extraordinary circumstances, Billing & Payment Services must provide the student at least ten (10) working days notice of the impending block and the reasons for such action. Such written notice shall be sent to the student's most recent known address and must contain:
- A notification that the student has the right to request in writing a hearing in advance of the imposition of the block for the purpose of disputing the claimed obligation; and
- A notification that the student has the right to be represented, to present information and witnesses, and to question the information relied upon by the University.
Upon receipt of such a written request, the imposition of the block will be stayed until the hearing is held and a final determination is made as to the merits of the challenge.
Written requests should be addressed to:
Billing & Payment Services
2195 Hearst Ave, Ste 120
Berkeley, CA 94720-1111
All hearings concerning disputed financial obligations shall be conducted informally by the Billing & Payment Services Review Officer and should provide ample opportunity for the student to present his or her position regarding the disputed obligation. Within five (5) working days of the hearing, the Billing & Payment Services Review Officer shall issue a written report of his/her findings, which shall include their determination in the case and, if the student's challenge to the imposition of the block is not upheld, a notification that the student has the right to appeal the outcome to the Office of the Registrar.