Welcome to CARS e-Bill/e-Check. From here you'll be able
to see CARS e-Bill statements or submit an online payment to a student's
First Time User:
If this is your first time using the system, please review the following
information. It will give you tips on how the system works. For screen
shots and step-by-step instructions, see the Billing and Payment
Services' web site at http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu
About the e-Bill/e-Check
CARS billing statements are generated monthly
as long as there is an outstanding account balance
or activity occurred during the billing period.
UC Berkeley has partnered with Higher One,
a leader in the student financial services industry,
to utilize their online Net.Pay system
for electronic bill presentment and payment.
You can be assured that information is transmitted and stored
in a manner that meets the highest standards for encryption
and data management security.
Setting up Access:
In order for a Parent or "Other Payer" to view a student's CARS e-Bill,
the student must grant you access by initiating an invitation to you
from their e-Bill profile.
Ask the student to login to Bear Facts for Students.
After selecting CARS, Monthly E-Bill, LOG-IN to e-Bill/e-Check,
the student should click on the 'I Agree' button to log into Higher One.
On the Higher One site, the student should select the 'My Profile' tab,
click 'Invite Other Payer',
supply the required information, and click the 'Invite' button.
This will generate an invitation to you via email.
The email will provide you with an e-Bill Activation Code.
You will also need the UCB Student ID Number (8-digit number).
With this information - and basic personal information, such as
your phone number and email address - you will be able to create your
personalized e-Bill User Name and Password.
You will need to go through the set-up process only once.
For future logins, you will be connected directly to the Statement Summary screen.
If you misplace your Activation ID, the student can provide it to you.
It is displayed on their e-Bill 'My Profile' screen.
Seeing Recent Activity:
CARS e-Bills are generated monthly as long as the account has an
outstanding balance or transaction activity occurred during the billing
period. Other Payers cannot see activity that occurs between billing
statements. However, on the Student menu of BearFacts, the following
CARS information is updated nightly:
- Account Balance
- Payment Credits
- Award Credits
- Refunds Issued
To see this updated information:
For a list of all methods for submitting payments to CARS, see 'Payment
Options' at http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu
Credit cards are not accepted.
Online payments are processed as a Web ACH debit from a designated
checking or savings account. Checks drawn on investment accounts, equity
lines, credit card accounts and some credit unions are not eligible.
Please confirm the correct configuration for the routing number and bank
account number with your financial institution.
The banking account information for ACH may differ from that printed on
the bottom of a paper check.
Call your bank or look up your routing number at:
Bank of America
Other banks: Try a web search or try Bank Routing Numbers
Staff at UC Berkeley do not have access to your personal banking
There are two ways to pay CARS online:
- e-Check allows Parents and Other Payers who have
activated an e-Bill profile to submit an online payment. Select
[Pay Now] from the e-Bill Statement Summary screen. This will
take you to the e-Check payment screen. Enter the dollar amount you
wish to pay, select the bank account option, and click the submit
- The One Time Payment Gateway does not require any
pre-authorized access or profile set up. The payment information you
enter is used only for that one transaction. You simply need to know
the Student ID Number, Student Last Name, and Amount to Pay. You will
be prompted to enter your name, contact information and banking
information each time you use the gateway.
To help defray processing costs, a $0.50 convenience fee will be charged
with each payment submitted. While this is little more than the cost of
a postage stamp, it is far more secure, timely and convenient than
mailing a paper check.