Understanding Your Bill

  • Each month there is a balance due students receive a message on MyUCSC alerting them that a new invoice is ready to be viewed and paid.
  • Check account activity on MyUCSC regularly, as the amount currently due can change from the amount listed on the monthly statement.  The balance found on Charges Due will be sent to the UCSC eBill/ePay site on a daily basis (once per day).
  • Billing due dates cannot be extended.
  • If you have anticipated aid on your account/eBill, figure out the amount to pay as follows:
    • -Total the amount of the anticipated aid
    • -If this amount is greater than or equal to the Amount due, you probably do not have to make a payment
    • -If this total amount of aid is less than the Amount due, subtract the Aid total from the Amount Due and pay the difference.
    • Please note:  Anticipated aid is not a guarantee of Financial aid that will disburse.  Any problems, issues, incomplete items may delay or reduce the disbursement of Financial Aid.  You are responsible for paying any items left unpaid in these situations. Please check your account frequently.
  • Any payment made to your account will automatically be applied to the oldest charge on the account which can leave another charge partially or completely unpaid. That then accrues a late fee on the next billing cycle.
  • Students should continue to monitor MyUCSC over breaks and for up to 6 months after graduation or separation from the university. The exception to this is 529 payments made, which can only pay fees allowable by 529 plans.
  • Miscellaneous charges such as printing, health center, pharmacy or library fees can be posted to a student account at any time during the month.
  • Each department is responsible for the charges they post to the student account and when they post them and there may be a delay in posting these to a student account
  • Students must contact the department that posted the charge directly to discuss the validity of the charge, and to get any charge reduced, waived or reversed.

For more detailed information on billing click here: Billing