How Do I?
I enrolled in the deferred payment plan last semester. Why aren’t my fees this semester showing up in installments?
You must enroll in the deferred payment plan each fall and spring semester. The deadline to enroll in the deferred payment plan for the fall semester is September 15th, the deadline for the Spring semester is February 15th. The deferred payment plan option is not available for Summer Sessions and some self-supporting programs. Read more about the deferred payment option on the website "studentbilling.berkeley.edu". Activate your enrollment by submitting the first installment through e-check. A non-refundable participation fee of $40.00 will be assessed to CARS each semester you enroll in the plan.
I am being billed for student health insurance. How can I waive out of it?
All students are billed for health insurance. Students wishing to waive out of health insurance must submit a waiver each academic year. Deadlines to submit your waiver can be found on the website “uhs.berkeley.edu”, click on ‘Insurance’ and then click on ‘Waiving UC SHIP’. Questions related to this fee should be referred to the Student Health Insurance Office at 510-642-5700.
Why do I have a $10.00 CalPIRG fee on my CARS bill?
Students who voluntarily pledge to support CalPIRG (California Student Public Interest Research Group, Inc.) are billed this fee to their CARS account. The fee is billed each semester until the student contacts CalPIRG to withdraw their support. Questions related to this fee should be referred to the CalPIRG office at 510-642-7313 or send an email to email@example.com.
Why is there a $40.00 telecom charge on my bill?
The campus provides students who live in residence halls, Manville and International House with access to a land telephone line. The basic charge for this line is required in the terms and conditions of your housing contract, whether or not the line is used. The $40.00 fee is billed to CARS each semester, towards the end of the semester.
The charges on my CARS account were paid at the beginning of the semester with financial aid or with personal payment. Why am I receiving a bill now?
There are several reasons why new charges may appear on your CARS e-bill. Some examples include joining the REC Sports Club recently or enrolling in a class that requires course material fees.
Use an outside agency scholarship check to pay my bill?
Submit the check to the Financial Aid Office. They will process the scholarship as a credit to your CARS account. Allow 3-6 weeks for processing.
Give my parents (or other third party) authorization to discuss my account with UCB?
Federal regulations and campus policy prohibit the release of information to a third party without student authorization. If you would like to grant authorization to discuss and release account information to a third-party (e.g., your parents or spouse), please complete the Authorization to Release Information on http://myfinaid.berkeley.edu. If you need assistance, contact Cal Student Central located at 120 Sproul Hall or 510-664-9181.
See the campus policy on disclosure of student record information (pdf).
Find out why I am blocked?
Look on Bear Facts and contact the office blocking you. You can still enroll in classes, but blocks need to be resolved to place you in registered status.