financial aid & payment questions >URGENT<

<p>Hello!</p>

<p>I wouldn't be posting here if I wasn't this desperate.</p>

<p>I'm unable to access MyFinAid, with the exact same reason as this poster: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-california-berkeley/976611-myfinaid.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-california-berkeley/976611-myfinaid.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>On top of that, I've tried calling the office but it keeps on telling me to call back. I'm currently in another country and their office hours are late in my nighttime, 1am-6am.</p>

<p>How am I able to check how much I actually owe? The billing date is coming near and I'm getting kinda nervous. On the ebill thing, it says I owe 7k, but on bearfacts, it says:</p>

<p>Minimum Amount Due Now: $0.00
Minimum Due + Full Reg Fee: $0.00
Account Balance: $0.00</p>

<p>I'm using grants + loans to cover my full expenses since I'm not able to pay for the tuition, so I really don't know what to do now.</p>

<p>Any help would be welcomed! I'll be grateful for it, too!</p>

<p>Looks like your first semester will be completely covered. Wait until tomorrow for it to be official is what is being said.</p>

<p>Looks like you are good. Your financial aid has paid out and you are all set. Don't worry. :-)</p>

<p>Hmm, but the update date for bearfacts says: As of: Jun 18, 2010</p>

<p>But on the ebill, the statement says as of 7/23/2010</p>

<p>Also, what are the consequences of paying late? I guess I'll just have to visit the finaid office physically when I move in... since it's impossible to get a hold of an operator.</p>

<p>It's not impossible but it is tough. I had to try multiple times before I got through. Anyhow, my son is in the same situation as you are. He has scholarships, grants and loans paying for everything. We were told that it would fund in time and that he has nothing to worry about. If you have signed all your promissory notes and done your loan counseling, I am assuming you will be fine.</p>

<p>All right, I'll take your word on it. It's not like I can really do anything about it... How long did you try by the way? I've been on the phone for 1h15mins and still no luck. To top that, it's 2:30AM here... so I'm on the verge of passing out. Perhaps it's because it's a Monday.</p>

<p>Hahahaha... Oh you poor thing. I'm laughing with you, not at you. I've had to call multiple times. It's hit or miss. I would just keep trying and I would get in. They would say "There are not more than 14 people ahead of you!" Wow! Lucky me and then I would stay on hold for what seemed forever. I think it is exceptionally busy today because financial aid is supposed to pay out today. I think if you have done all the required stuff and you have aid covering everything, you are fine. In other words, go to bed! Sleep tight. :-)</p>

<p>Oh, I didn't know it was supposed to pay out today. No wonder, then. Off to sleep I go. Thank you very much though!</p>

<p>Yes, everything should be paid out by the 10th..... Good night.</p>