CORES Payment Process – Individual Filers
Users need to login to the COmmission REgistration System (CORES) to pay fees.
Log into CORES at https://apps.fcc.gov/cores with your FCC Username and password (see Figure 1).
Filers can associate a registered username to an existing FCC Registration Number (FRN) via CORES. The payor FRN must be associated with the Username Account for the payment information to display.
To view step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish the association, please visit https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/html/Associate_Username_to_FRN.htm
Please note, users can temporarily access CORES with the payer FRN to enter and pay any remittance awaiting payment, including application fees and annual Regulatory Fees. Go to https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/paymentFrnLogin.do (see Figure 7). Payers are highly encouraged to access CORES with an FCC Username.
The CORES main menu displays after users login with Username and Password, select “Manage Existing FRNs | FRN Financial | Bills and Fees”, (see Figure 2)
Figure 2: CORES Main Menu
Select, “FRN Financial” (see Figure 3)
Figure 3: Manage Existing FRNs Sub Menu
On the FRN Financial Dashboard, Click “View/Make Payments” (see Figure 4)
*Note: If you have multiple FRN’s associated to your Username, they will all be listed here.
Figure 4: FRN Financial
From FRN Financial, select the “Awaiting Payment Completion” tab (see Figure 5). To continue, click “Make Payment”
Figure 5: FRN Financial – Awaiting Payment Completion Tab
Once you select “Make Payment”, you’ll be taken to Payment Summary Screen: (see Figure 6). You will be given 4 options to make payment on the File Number(s) selected:
- ACH (electronic debit) from a checking or savings account
- Pay by Credit or Debit Card
- Wire Transfer
- Pay by Check/Money Order (*Note – payment must be received by U.S. bank within 10 days of receipt of application in the Universal Licensing System (ULS). Checks are no longer accepted for regulatory fees.) Applicants are highly encouraged to submit payment electronically.
Select the “Payer FRN” from the drop down box, and click “Continue” under the payment option you choose. Complete the payment.
Figure 6: Payment Summary
For users that have not registered for a Username Account you may login with the Payor FRN and password.
Figure 7: FRN Login (does not offer full FRN Financial functionality.)
*IF logging in with your FRN and password, the home screen will be a list of “Remittances” that are ready for payment”. (See Figure 8) You will need select the remittance and verify that the File Number/FCC Code 2 number displayed on the Payment Summary Screen (See Figure 6) is the correct application you wish to pay.
Figure 8: FRN and Password Login - Main Menu
Viewing Payment History
Users with permissions to view financial information may also view the Payment History by selecting the “Payment History” tab from the FRN Financial screen (Figure 9). NOTE: by default, the payment history tab will show 6 months of data. Use the REFINE SEARCH button to change the filter and see payments within a different time range.
Figure 9: FRN Financial Tabs