Billing and Contract Information

Housing Payments

To avoid issues, the following informaton will help to navigate you through the payment process.

  • Housing room and board fees are billed through BARC. To view the balance on your BARC balance, you can visit the BARC website.
  • Payments are always due on the first of the month. Quarterly payment plans are due on the 1st of the month on the month that payment is due (Check your contract for more detailed information).
  • If payment is not made by the 15th of the month, a $20 late fee will be charged.
  • If you are having difficulty with your payment schedule, contact Resident Placement & Assignment Services 805-893-5513 for Residence Halls and 805-893-4021 for Apartments prior to the due date to discuss payment options.

Requests to Cancel Residence Hall and Apartment Contracts

Cancelling prior to moving in:

  • Cancel via email notification prior to July 1st
  • July 1st or later: cancel requests will be approved only with a replacement or withdrawal from UCSB
  • Cancellation fee (liquidated damages fee):
    • With written notice prior to July 1st: $250
    • With written notice and approval from Resident Placement & Assignment Services, July 1st or later: $350

Cancelling after moving in, prior to the end of the academic year:
Your university housing contract is for the entire academic year. Cancellations are approved for only the following reason: graduation, marriage, withdrawal from the university, academic or judicial dismissal, transferring to another institution, or participating in a university authorized educational leave program (EAP, UCDC, etc).

  • Obtain withdrawal or cancellation verification from the Registrar’s Office. The Office of Student Life can assist if you are not physically at UCSB.
  • Bring verification to Resident Placement & Assignment Services at 1501 Residential Services, adjacent to De La Guerra (DLG) Dining Commons. Business hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. 805-893-5513.
  • If approved by Housing, obtain move out instructions from the Placement Services Coordinator.
  • Room and Board charges will be refunded prorated to the day the move out is complete and all required documents are submitted.
  • Cancellation fee (liquidated damages fee):
    • 30-day or more written notice: $250
    • less than 30-day written notice: $350

Requests to move out of university housing prior to the end of your housing contract and remain enrolled at UCSB will be accepted only through petition.
Submitting a petition does not guarantee that you will be released from your contractual obligation. You will be released only if the University has a replacement for you.

  • Obtain a petition from Resident Placement & Assignment Services. Submit the required documentation to the Assignment Services Manager at 1501 Residential Services, adjacent to DLG.
  • Petition Review Committee decisions may take up to four weeks before students are notified of a decision.