University of California Late Fee Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions

Case Summary:

The Regents of the University of California are paying more than $1.5 million to settle claims and additional amounts for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and settlement administration to resolve a class action alleging the late fees UC charged for late payments of housing and enrollment payments are not lawful under California law.

Docket Number:


Company: Regents of the University of California

Filing Deadline: November 25, 2022

Class Period: October 10, 2015 to September 26, 2022

Objection Deadline: November 10, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: November 10, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 17, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you are a current or former student of the University of California system who paid or were charged late fees, including for student housing, late enrollment, late registration, or delinquent student accounts, between October 10, 2015 and September 26, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Partial refunds of late fees paid: 33% of late fees for student housing and 20% of fees for late enrollment, late registration, or delinquent student accounts. However, amounts may be less depending on the total number of valid claims received.

If you did not pay the late fees billed to you, you will not receive a cash payment, but you may qualify for a waiver of unpaid late fees. UC will also stop charging late fees for at least six weeks.

Total Settlement Amount: $1,525,000 to pay claims

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Bursor & Fisher

Claim Form: UC Late Fee Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Recinos et al. v. the Regents of the University of California

Settlement Website: UC Late Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Recinos v. The Regents of the University of California
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391

Tags: Education, Late Fee, Unlawful Fees