Frequently Asked Questions - Fee Payment Plan (FPP)

I enrolled in the Fee Payment Plan last semester. Do I need to enroll in the plan each semester?

Yes. You must enroll in the Fee Payment Plan each fall and spring semester. The option to pay in installments is not available for Summer Session and for some programs. To learn more about this payment option, visit the Fee Payment Plan page.

Can someone other than the student activate the Fee Payment Plan?

No.

Only a student can activate the Fee Payment Plan through Cal Central. While a student may give a parent/other person delegate access to view financials and pay bills, only the student can activate the FPP.

Do I need to make a payment to activate the plan?

No.

After activating the Fee Payment Plan, you must pay an amount equal to the first installment by the Friday prior to term instruction to avoid cancellation. If a payment is made before the FPP is activated, the FPP will recalculate based on the new principal balance due, and the first installment payment will still be required.

I have partial financial aid and want to be on the Fee Payment Plan. Do I need to make a payment to activate the FPP?

No.

Payment will not be required to activate the Fee Payment Plan. Financial aid will reduce the balance, and the FPP will recalculate based on the new balance. The 5 payment installments will adjust accordingly.

I mail in my payment. Can someone at UC Berkeley activate the Fee Payment Plan for me?

No.

In order to participate in the Fee Payment Plan, you must complete the process online.

What happens if I don’t pay my installment by the due date?

If you do not make payment according to the due dates outlined in your Installment Schedule, you may incur late fees and have a block placed on your account.

Is the Fee Payment Plan participation fee refundable?

No.

You will be charged a non-refundable $60 fee to participate in the Fee Payment Plan.

Can I set up the Fee Payment Plan for the whole academic year?

No.

You are not able to enroll in the FPP for the full academic year. You can only enroll in the Fee Payment Plan at the beginning of each term. Please visit the Enrollment section on the Fee Payment Plan page for details.

How do I cancel the Fee Payment Plan once enrolled?

If you decide you no longer wish to make installment payments under the Fee Payment Plan, simply make a lump sum payment for the remaining balance. This will fulfill the repayment agreement and the FPP will be complete for that term. Please note that the $60 participation fee will not be refunded.

If my financial aid fully pays my tuition and fees, is there any benefit to enroll in the Fee Payment Plan?

No.

Financial aid will disburse and pay all charges reducing future FPP installments to zero. You will still be responsible for the $60 participation fee if you enroll.