Fees & Payments
This year, Berkeley Model United Nations will be continuing its static school deposit fee of $55. This means that a team must first submit an initial, non-refundable fee of $55 and then $55 for every delegate that registers. So, for example, if School A registers a team of 10 delegates, then their total cost will come out to $605, $55 for the initial team fee and $550 for the 10 delegates ($55 x 10 = $550).
School Deposit Fee Payment
Starting last year, we have adopted a new payment policy. We recommend that schools try to register earlier than later, since registration fills up quickly and country-committee assignments are given out to those that register and pay first. All schools must pay their $55 non-refundable school deposit fee by the the corresponding school fee deadline in order to hold a spot on the registered team list. This deadline is determined by the time of registration. If a school fails to pay its deposit, they will be placed at the top of the waitlist. This may cause a delay on reviewing country assignments since we are releasing country assignments in rounds instead of on a rolling basis.
If we receive your check by mail, we will send over a receipt on QuickBooks, and if you pay online, you will get a confirmation email through Quickbooks as well. Please keep in mind that paying the school deposit fee early while your team is still on the waitlist will not move your team up or out of the waitlist, unless a spot on the registration list opens from a late payment from a registered team.
Again, it is important to pay your non-refundable $55 school deposit fee as soon as possible since registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a school that is on the registration list and haven’t paid your school deposit fee by your corresponding deadline, you will be moved to the waitlist.
Delegate Registration Fee
For BMUN LXVIII, all the delegates should pay their delegate fees as soon as possible. Country assignments will be viewable on Huxley shortly after (see table below). Teams that fail to meet their deadline face forfeiture of assignments.
We encourage schools to register and pay the $55 non-refundable as soon as possible since country assignments are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. This will help your school get first choice country assignments.
At BMUN, we want to help as many delegates as possible to enjoy the learning experience. Therefore, if there is a financial barrier for a delegate to attend our conference we do have Alumni Scholarships available. This need based scholarship is intended to help to make Berkeley Model United Nations more accessible.
Quickbooks is BMUN’s accounting system 一 we record all payments and invoices through this system, whether we receive your payment in either a form of a check or online payment. All invoices for school fees and delegate fees will be sent through this system.
After you register, you will be emailed an invoice from QuickBooks that prompts you to pay your first payment, which is the school deposit fee, via QuickBooks Payments. Quickbooks accepts all major credit and debit cards (credit card processing fees will be covered by BMUN). Please check your spam folder if you did not get the email. If you have any trouble paying online, please email email@example.com.
All checks should be made payable to “Berkeley Model United Nations” and addressed to the following address:
Berkeley Model United Nations
PO Box 4306
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States of America
Please note that if you do choose to pay by check, the check must be postmarked by the deadline date you are supposed to meet.
For BMUN LXVIII, all payments can be made online via QuickBooks Payments. Quickbooks is BMUN’s accounting system we record all payments and invoices through this system. All invoices for school deposit fee and delegate registration fees will be sent through this system.
After you register, you will be emailed an invoice from QuickBooks that provides you an option to pay online via QuickBooks Payments, which accepts all major credit and debit cards (credit card processing fees will be covered by BMUN). Please check your spam folder if you did not get the email. If you have any trouble paying online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop and Refund Policy
The school deposit fee $55 is non-refundable.
It is important that if you decide to withdraw any or all of your delegates, you do so by going onto Huxley and manually removing them yourself and that way we will be notified. However, after January 21, you will not be able to remove them on Huxley since all the information will be locked, so you must inform us of this by emailing email@example.com with the details of the changes in assignment or delegation because we need it in writing to order a refund. Please remember it is only if you withdraw any or all of your delegates, prior to the Assignment Finalization deadline of January 21, you will receive a full refund on delegate fees (exception: BMUN Double Delegation Policy 一 see below). If you withdraw any or all of your delegates between January 22 and January 31, you will receive a partial refund (exception: BMUN Double Delegation Policy 一 see below). There will be no refunds issued pass this date.
That being said, please inform us of any changes to your delegation as early as possible so we may best accommodate your team.
BMUN Double Delegation Policy
BMUN offers a diverse range of committees. Many of our committees are double delegation. Please note that BMUN charges based off delegation size for these types of committees. For example, in DISEC, each country is represented by two students from the same school for a total of $110 in delegate fees. If a school drops one of those delegates, it is still obligated to pay $110 regardless of when the delegate is dropped. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a refund for having a single delegate in a double delegation spot. A school must drop both spots to receive the $110 refund. This policy allows us to accommodate more schools on our extensive waitlist by opening up double delegation spots in large committees. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.