Financial Aid

Payment Options


Most Common Payment Options

The Student Billing Services Office prefers that students pay online. Additional information for common payment methods is listed below.

1) Online Payments via e-Check 1

  • UC Berkeley provides a secure and convenient process for online payments via an ACH debit from your checking or savings account.  Please note that e-Check payments are assessed a nonrefundable convenience fee of $0.50 per transaction, which will be deducted from your bank account.
  • Students can pay their Fall 2016 charges via e-Check. Log into CalCentral, select My Finances and review the “Billing Summary” box. Click the "Make Payment" button to complete your payment transaction.

2) Fee Payment Plan (FPP)

*formerly Deferred Payment Plan

  • A Fee Payment Plan exists for those students who prefer to pay in five monthly installments. A non-refundable participation fee of $60 will be assessed to your account for each semester that the Fee Payment Plan is utilized.
  • How to Enroll:
    • FPP enrollment is established on a per semester basis, not an academic year.
    • Students will activate FPP through Cal Central by completing 4 easy steps:
      • Select Plan
      • Review Installments
      • Complete the Agreement
      • Review and Save the Installment Schedule
  • Once enrolled, submit payment according to the Installment Schedule.

3) Credit Card (Beginning Fall 2016)

  • Students can pay charges using a credit card. A 2.75% convenience fee applies to credit card payments. Log into CalCentral, select My Finances and review the “Billing Summary” box. Click the “Make Payment” button to complete your payment transaction.

4) Foreign Funds

  • Students can pay their Fall 2016 charges via International Funds Transfer (IFT). Log into CalCentral, select My Finances and review the “Billing Summary Fall 2016” box. Click the “Make Payment” button to initiate your wire payment transaction. Quoted rates are valid for 72 hours.