Billing and Payments Options
The Bill is due August 15th for Fall and January 15th for spring.
CARS (Campus Accounts Receivables System) is the system used by the University to bill and collect charges for student expenses including registration fees and housing.
UC Berkeley bills students for tuition, fees, and other charges at the beginning of each term. The E-Billing Statement is distributed online and can be accessed any time by selecting "E-Bill" on the CARS Section of BearFacts. No paper bills are mailed by the university.
After the beginning of the term, new e-Billing Statements are generated for those students who have had new activity since the prior statement, or who carry a credit or debit balance. When a new statement is generated, an email notification is sent directly to the student's Berkeley email account. Individuals authorized to view a student's statements are also notified through email that a new statement is ready to view and/or pay online.
Note: The E-Billing Statement is a "snapshot" of the charges, credits and anticipated credits to the student's account as of a specific date, and therefore, is not updated between billing cycles. Students can view their current balance between billing cycles by selecting the "Quick Statement" on the CARS section of BearFacts.
Each CARS e-Billing statement displays the "Minimum Amount Due" by the 15th of the following month, as well as the "Account Balance" which may include charges with a future due date. The Minimum Amount Due must be paid to avoid late payment penalties. For complete details regarding late fees, please refer to the Billing and Payment Services website at http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/eBillBack.htm.
Students that have not paid their fall semester bill by August 15th in fall or January 15th in spring may be charged a $150 late registration fee after the add/drop period.
Students with a past due student account balance may be prohibited from registering, viewing grades/transcripts, adding or dropping a class, or obtaining a diploma, as well as experiencing delays with financial aid disbursements.