While enrollment windows for new students opened on Friday, August 4, current students have been able to enroll in Fall 2017 courses since April 17, 2017.

Here’s why it’s important to enroll: the deadline for payment of at least 20% of your Tuition and Fees is August 18, 2017. However, you won’t be assessed those fees until you’ve enrolled in at least one course on CalCentral.

Graduate and professional students who expect that a fee remission or a departmental fellowship will pay all or a portion of their fees have until the 5th week of instruction for those payments to credit their accounts. Students who do not pay their fees and do not withdraw prior to campus deadlines will be responsible for a portion of their fees according to the refund policy and may owe for prior access to campus services (including the Library, AC Transit Class Pass, Recreational Sports Facility, SHIP, etc.). For more information about disbursement of financial aid and other funding awards, see this important announcement on Information about Financial Aid and Funding Awards.

Here are some key deadlines and definitions to help make sure you’re all set for the Fall 2017 term — and an important note about graduate add/drop deadlines.

Enrolled vs. Registered: What’s the difference?

Enrolled = Enrolled in a minimum of 1 class

Registered = Enrolled in at least 1 class + at least 20 percent of tuition/fees paid + no hold against registration

Add/Drop Deadlines (New for Graduate Students)

For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents who may wish to use federal financial aid (loans and work-study), please note that dropping or changing a course load after the Add/Drop deadline in the 5th week may negatively impact the student’s Attempted to Earned units ratio, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Graduate students who seek to drop a course or change their grading options after the 5th week are advised to consider whether the change will impact their Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Cancellation for Non-Payment

Under the University’s Cancel for Non-Payment policy, graduate and professional students must pay 20 percent or more of their tuition and fees by five weeks after the first day of instruction, or they may be dropped from enrollment in their classes. Students will be responsible for services and fees incurred during the enrollment period even if ultimately dropped for non-payment.

Note: This is a later deadline than the CNP deadline for undergraduate students, which is August 18, 2017.

Other Payment Options

  • Payment Options: Several payment options are available. You can now pay with credit card (which incurs a 2.75% convenience fee) and e-checks via CalCentral. For more information, visit the Registrar’s CNP website .
  • Emergency Loans: You can apply for a co-payable emergency loan through CalCentral beginning August 16. This loan is intended to help make a partial payment toward your Fall 2017 registration fees. The loan applies directly toward your fees and will be reflected in your student account.

Need Help?

Graduate students are advised to speak to their home departments — or their hiring departments if serving as a GSI/GSR in another department — for assistance. Additional information is available at CalCentral.


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