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Division of Finance and Administration

Deferred Payment Plan (DPP)


UC Merced offers students the option to pay student fees and on-campus housing, if applicable, in four monthly installments per semester.

General Details About the DPP

  • Enrollment in the Payment Plan is usually open for enrollment beginning a few weeks before the first semester fee payment deadline. 
  • Each Payment Plan installment is 25% of the semester account balance.
  • The Payment Plan is only offered for the fall and spring semesters. It is not offered for summer session fees.
  •  Payment Plan installments are due as noted on our Fee Deadlines page.
  • To qualify, the current semester balance must be at least $500 after taking into account authorized financial aid, if applicable.
  • A $40 Participation fee is charged each semester you enroll in the plan and must be paid during the Payment Plan enrollment process.
  • The first Payment Plan installment must be paid during the Payment Plan enrollment process.
  • A Payment Plan enrollment request is only good for one semester.  A new Payment Plan enrollment must be made each semester you wish to take advantage of the plan.
  • Information about all the services noted above can be found in the Students-Parents Guidance page.