Paying Fees

To determine your balance due, please check the “Fees” tab in the student portal. Students in graduate academic programs who believe that their program will pay their fees should check with their program administrator if the student portal shows a balance due.  All students are responsible for ensuring that their fees are paid.

The Office of the Registrar offers several convenient payment methods. You may pay on-line by e-check or credit card, or you may pay by check or money order.


When you pay by e-check, we initiate an electronic debit to your checking or savings account through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system. This ACH transaction normally will post to your bank account in one to two business days.

► We do not charge a fee to pay by e-check.

Credit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

►  The payment processor charges a convenience fee for credit card payments. The processor will disclose this convenience fee before you submit your payment.

Electronic payments will appear immediately on your “Fees” tab. We will send you a payment receipt by e-mail. If you encounter technical difficulties during the payment process, or if your payment does not appear on the “Fees” tab and you do not receive a payment receipt by e-mail, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (415) 476-8280 or by e-mail before proceeding further.

Policy for Technical Problems on Payment Deadline Day

If a technical problem prevents you from paying by e-check or credit card by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline day, please send us an e-mail message by 11:59 p.m. and explain the problem. Please ensure that you present a payment to us electronically or in person by 10 a.m. the following day. We maintain extensive electronic logs of your payment activity, and we will review your situation and waive the late fee if appropriate.

Check, Money Order, or 529 Savings Plan Check

To pay by check, money order, or 529 savings plan check, please deposit your payment in our drop box at MU-200W or mail to:

UCSF Office of the Registrar
PO Box 742908
Los Angeles CA 90074-2908

Include a payment coupon printed from the "Fees" tab in the student portal, or download a payment coupon. If enclosing a payment coupon is not possible, please ensure that your UCID appears on the check.

Your payment by check or money order will be timely if the envelope is postmarked or deposited in our drop box by your payment deadline.

Late Fee

We will assess a $50 fee for late payments. Failure to pay may result in involuntary lapse of student status.

Returned Payments

We charge a $25 fee for checks, e-checks, and credit-card transactions that your bank returns to us unpaid. In addition, we may charge a $50 late fee for payments that are returned unpaid after the payment deadline.

IRS Form 1098-T

Each January, UCSF provides students an IRS Form 1098-T – Tuition Statement.

Unpaid Fees

If we, in our discretion, allow a student to register for a subsequent term even if the student has not paid fees for prior terms in full, we are not, in allowing the student to register, waiving the debt or our right to collect it.