WMU News

Course registration, account services offline until Tuesday

April 18, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The new student information system at Western Michigan University--including course registration--will be unavailable until Tuesday, April 19. The system is offline to allow the addition of an important new student service.

Beginning Tuesday, students will have an improved online account information service available through GoWMU. It will allow Web viewing of bills, statements, tuition invoices and account activity. Through the new system, payments can be made as before via credit card or by using a new option, electronic checks. As new student account statements are added to the system in the future, previous statements will be archived and available for students to view.

The new service was originally scheduled to go online today, but a decision was made late Sunday to allow an additional day to fully test the new system.

To find the new account information system beginning Tuesday, students should go to the Academic and Account Services Channel on the Home tab in GoWMU. Through the Academic and Account Services Channel, students may designate others as "authorized users" who can view account information and make payments. These authorized users--typically parents or family members--will be notified by e-mail how they can access the system, and they will receive monthly e-mails when new statements are available. Authorized users will access information at a separate, secure Web site, not through GoWMU.

Financial service specialists are available during normal business hours at (269) 387-6000 to assist with questions about information on student accounts.

The Web and telephone systems previously in use for student account information and payments were permanently discontinued April 15.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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