In response to the unusual and challenging circumstances that our students faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cancel for Non-Payment (CNP) policy was suspended from Fall 2022 through Spring 2024. We’re happy to announce that this suspension has been extended through Spring 2026. The following deadlines and fees (located below) will still apply to all students.

Fall 2024 CNP key dates
August 19, 2024 – Earliest date Financial Aid and Scholarships will begin to disburse
August 21, 2024 – First date emergency loans can be requested (optional)
August 23, 2024 – Official Tuition & Fees due date
August 27, 2024 – Last day to withdraw without obligation to pay some or all of tuition and fees
August 28, 2024 – Instruction begins


Other helpful tips:

  • Pay any past due charges on your student account. Any payment you submit will be applied to these charges first.
  • If you are receiving financial aid or other awards, review your Tasks in CalCentral to make sure your financial aid file is complete and that you have satisfied all eligibility requirements for disbursement.
  • If you are receiving funding from an outside source (i.e., agency, scholarship, sponsor), work closely with them to disburse your funds promptly. If you are paying tuition and fees from personal funds, don’t wait until the last minute.
  • You may pay through a Credit Card through CalCentral (with a 2.85% fee for domestic card and 4.25% fee for international card payments which only covers the cost of the service provider), which is an option that students and parents have told us they wanted.
  • Starting August 19, 2024, you can apply for an emergency loan to assist you with your fee payment.
  • Clear any holds so that you are officially registered and able to access campus services.
  • Be sure to read your Berkeley email and monitor CalCentral to stay informed of your payments and enrollment status.