Alternate Payment Information

Western Union

The UCSC Cashier's Office accepts payment via Western Union Quickpay

  • Parents/students can call 1-800-634-3422 or go to any Western Union location and request a "quick pay form".
  • Please provide the Student ID Number and the "Company Name" as UC Santa Cruz and the "Locale/City Code" as UCSANTACRUZ CA.
  • The funds will be electronically deposited to UCSC's bank account by Western Union. Western Union will then forward notification of the payment to UCSC.
  • Payment is posted to the student's account as soon as notification is received.


Moneygram payments are another option for students or parents. Moneygram locations can often be found in locations like Safeway or CVS. Check the website for further details. Please include the following information:

  • If paying online, please be sure to click the 'Pay Bills' tab
  • Business Name: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 4-digit Receive Code: 3862
  • Biller Account Number: Your Student ID Number 

529 College Savings Plan

UCSC accept payments from 529 College Savings Plan accounts. Please see below for basic information on making a payment to the University via a 529 plan.

Note: Requirements may vary based on provider. Please check with your specific provider for exact payment details. 

  • Payments can be made with a 529 College Savings Plan via mail. We are currently unable to accept ACH transactions using 529 plans.
  • Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents"
  • Please include the Student ID and Name on the memo line of the check to insure proper posting. 
  • Payments should be mailed to:
    1156 HIGH STREET
    SANTA CRUZ, CA 95064-1077 
  • Payments are posted as they are received. Please allow sufficient time for checks to be mailed and posted to the student account. 

Third Party Billing

We accept payments through Third Party Billing agreements. Please contact for more information on Third Party Billing.