Transition to Paperless Billing Proceeding Smoothly— Effective with the 2014 Fall 2 term
By Pamela Malone, director for student accounts, Student Accounts
September 15, 2014
The transition to paperless billing is on track and will be live with the 2014 Fall 2 term, for which registration opens Sept. 16.
Billing coordinator, Melissa Sterling, said, “Student Accounts developed a communications plan—including updates to our website and messages to students—to ensure everyone knows about the new process.” Sterling added, “Students have been receptive to the change.”
In previous years, Student Accounts mailed more than 50,000 bills per year. Director for Student Accounts Pamela Malone said, “Reducing environmental waste is very important to our students, and paperless billing allows us to reduce waste while improving services. Students will have up to the minute account information in an environmentally friendly manner.”
As a reminder, the process for registering for courses and all payment due dates will remain the same. Instead of receiving paper bills for any change on students’ accounts during the registration period, students will instead access account information through MyESC.
Approved financial aid and third party sponsorships show as pending credits on students’ accounts. Any outstanding balance is due by the payment due date or the student’s registration will be cancelled. Payments can be made both online and by mail. The preferred method of payment is online through MyESC. Mailed checks are accepted but may cause a delay in processing. The college offers a time payment plan that allows students to pay their term charges in three installments. Visit www.esc.edu/payment for more information about the payment plan option.
For complete information about paperless billing and student accounts, please visit www.esc.edu/studentaccounts or for questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
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