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Payment Methods

There are a variety of ways you can pay UC Merced tuition and fees. It is important to pay for your fees by the deadline. If you do not pay on time, you will be charged a $50 late fee and a hold may be placed on your account preventing registration for future semesters and limiting access to other University services (transcripts, graduation and others). Once you have calculated the amount that you owe, you may use one of the following options to pay for your tuition and fees:

  1. Online

    Online /Electronic Payments 

    Available 24 hours, seven days a week you can pay your student bill by:
    E-check - If you have questions, see Anatomy of a Check.
    Credit Card - There is a 2.75% processing fee for Credit/Debit payment options.
    Credit cards accepted are: MasterCard, American Express, Discover and VISA. 

    Cat Dollars cannot be used to pay your student bill

    International transfers – Western Union-Global Pay For Students

    The preferred payment process for an international student to pay their Student Fees Only from outside of United States is through Western Union’s GlobalPay for Students. This option allows you to pay your Student Fees in the currency of your choice in an efficient and inexpensive manner.

    For detailed step-by-step instructions, see the information sheets on Global Pay for international wire transfers here.


  2. At the Campus Cashiering Services Window-Checks and Cash only

    Window are open Monday thru Thursday (Excluding holidays) 8:30 AM thru 4:30 PM, Fridays 8:30 AM thru 3:00 PM
    Cash must be made in person at the Campus Cashiering Services window.

  3. By Mail -

    Campus Cashiering Services
    PO Box 2450
    Merced, CA 95344

    Payments made by Check, Money Order or Cashier's Check must meet the following criteria:

    • Make payable to the Regents of the University of California or UC Regents
    • The legal amount and written amount (numerical) fields must be complete and in agreement
    • Signed
    • Has the current date (postdated checks are not accepted)
    • Contains student's identification number on the check
    • Drawn on an US bank