Payments & Billing

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

For detailed information about UC Santa Cruz Registration Fees go to:


Student Business Services provides students with direct, easy, and quick access to their billing information.
For detailed information about billing, please visit our Billing page.

Payment Application:

All payment options detailed below will be applied to the oldest charges on an account regardless of the type of charge. This also applies to many types of Financial Aid payments that are disbursed in the same term the charge is posted to. Most Financial Aid posted to an account will take priority over General Payments (listed below) and may displace them if paid in advance of the of Financial Aid being posted to your account.

Payment Options:

UCSC eBill/ePay:

Electronic payments (eCheck, *Credit Card, or 529 Savings Plan online payments) are the safest and most convenient way to pay your balance. Online payments through UCSC eBill/ePay are posted to your student account within one business day.  

UCSC eBill/ePay - Student Payer Information

UCSC eBill/ePay - Other Payer Information (Parent)

UCSC eBill/ePay - Housing Only Payments


*Note: A convenience fee will be charged when making a credit card payment:

  • The domestic rate (United States) is 2.95% or $3.00 (whichever is greater).  Only transactions over $20 are subject to a $3.00 minimum.  
  • The international rate is 4.25% or $3.00 (whichever is greater).  Only transactions over $20 are subject to a $3.00 minimum.

The fee will be displayed to the user before they submit their payment and the user must acknowledge the total payment amount before they can continue.

The convenience fees are being charged by the third-party vendor (SmartPay/Transact) and are not collected by UC Santa Cruz.

In Person:

Payments may be made on campus via our 24-hour depository located outside the North Entrance of the building. Payments can be made via cash, check, cashier's check, or money order and are processed Monday through Friday

Payments placed in the depository after 8:00 AM will not be posted until the next business day. Please be sure to put your student ID number on the check for proper posting.

At this time we do not accept credit/debit card payments in person.  If you need to pay with a credit card, please pay via the UCSC eBill/ePay site.

The Financial Service Center is located at 102 Hahn Student Services.

Operating Hours 

Monday through Friday:

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Via Mail:

Payments via mail can be made with check, cashiers check, or money order. Please make checks payable to "UC Regents". Please be sure to put your student account id number on the check for proper posting. 

Do not send cash through the mail. 

Send payments to :

SBS Financial Service Center
UCSC, Hahn 102
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95064-1077

Note: Use of personal banking "online bill payment" services may delay payment of your account and may result in enrollment consequences.


University of California Santa Cruz uses Flywire for international payments. With Flywire, you can pay online from any country and any bank. Payments can be tracked by you and UCSC each step of the way.

Flywire offers multilingual customer support via phone, Live-Chat, email and even WeChat, any time, any day for questions or assistance with your payment!


529 Savings Plan Payments via UCSC eBill/ePay:

Users can now make payments to UCSC from their 529 Savings plans electronically via the UCSC eBill/ePay site.

When selecting Make a Payment, 529 Payments will show up as a payment method.  In order to make the payment, the person logged in to UCSC eBill/ePay will select the savings plan from a list of available plans (not all plans are available.  If your plan is not in the selection list, please refer to the bottom of this section).  They will have to Log-in/Authenticate into their Savings Plan Account.  The person making the payment in UCSC eBill/ePay must know the appropriate log-in information.  Please make sure that anyone who wishes to make a 529 Payment towards a UCSC account has been invited to be an Authorized Other Payer/Parent Pin for UCSC eBill/ePay.

The 529 Savings Plan site will only allow appropriate payments to be made, according to the rules of the plan. See below for a list of qualified/non-qualified expenses for 529 Savings Plan payments:

Qualified Expenses Non-qualified Expenses
Enrollment fees Travel expenses
Tuition College test prep
Certain room and board (on-campus) Health insurance (UC Ship/Cruzcare)
Certain rent, food, and utility bills (off-campus) Personal living expenses
Special needs expenses Fees for sports or club activities
Fees, books, supplies, and equipment for participation in a registered and certified apprenticeship program Miscellaneous charges (e.g. printing, health center/pharmacy charges, parking permits, ID Card Services Card Charges) 

There will be a $10.00 fee for the 529 Plan Payment added to the total.  This total will be displayed and must be approved before the payment is submitted.

Making the payment electronically via UCSC eBill/ePay ensures the payment will be posted quickly and correctly to the MyUCSC student account.

Payments can also be made with a 529 College Savings Plan via mail. Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents", and include the Student ID on the memo line of the check to ensure proper posting.  


Additional Options:

Payments can be made via Western Union or Moneygram.

Summer Session Payments:

To apply for Summer Session, please visit their website.

To pay your summer session charges, please use any of the payment methods above.  Your charges will be shown on MyUCSC and your eBill will be available on the UCSC eBill/ePay site.

 If you've missed a payment and have a hold on your account, you can find more information here.