Student Account Payments
Onsite Check Payment Processing
Billing and Payment Services conducts onsite cashiering of payments weekly on Thursdays. This includes student check payments mailed or placed in the drop box at University Hall. This change is effective as of March 17, 2020.
During peak time payments will be processed 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This includes student check payments mailed or placed in the drop box at University Hall.
If you would like to make a payment on your student account, please submit the payment online through CalCentral.
UC Berkeley offers alternative payment options to students and delegates through CalCentral, and we encourage students to submit payments electronically. You can make payments online via ACH, credit card, and IFT for our international students. Payments submitted through CalCentral will continue to post to student accounts as normal.
If you have any questions, please contact Cal Student Central by opening a case or calling 510 664 9181. The Cal Student Central phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Student Account Billing
Temporary suspension of late fees
We also understand that some of our students may be experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of these challenges and to alleviate students of these potential pressures, UC Berkeley will temporarily suspend the assessment of $25 late fees on student accounts for late payments. Effective as of March 16, 2020, $25 late fees will not post to student accounts. We will revisit the late fee assessment as appropriate.
Billing and Collections
The university will continue to send billing statements and past due notifications to ensure students and delegates understand their account balance and status. The university has resumed placement of delinquent student accounts with an outside collection agency for students who are no longer enrolled in the university. Students who left the university and have already been placed with a collection agency are encouraged to continue working with that agency.
The California Franchise Tax Board has suspended the intercept of any state tax refunds through July 31, 2021. Students who are no longer enrolled in the university, have a past due balance, and have not made payment in the past 30 days may be submitted to the CA FTB in the future. Once intercepts resume, funds will be applied toward the unpaid charges on the student account.
If you have any questions regarding charges on your student account and payment due dates, please contact Cal Student Central by opening a case or calling 510 664 9181. The Cal Student Central phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm.
There is no change or delay with the processing of authorization letters for Third Party Contracts. Please continue to follow the standard submission guidelines available on the Third Party Contract (TPC) page.
If you have any questions regarding Third Party Contracts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Account Refunds
Refund checks are not available for pickup at Cal Student Central. All refund checks will be mailed to the local address on the student account. If you are not able to receive refunds at the local address you provided to the university, please update your address in CalCentral. Please note that due to the Shelter in Place order, refund checks will be printed once a week on Wednesdays.
Students who have enrolled in Direct Deposit will see refunds processed daily. Students who have not enrolled in Direct Deposit are encouraged to enroll right away to avoid any delays in receiving funds.
To enroll, log in to CalCentral and select the 'My Finances' tab. Refer to the 'Financial Resources' section to the right. Select 'Manage Account' to be taken to the Direct Deposit management page.