WMU to implement paperless billing

Contact: Tonya Durlach

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Beginning with the summer II 2018 session, Western Michigan University will go paperless and utilize electronic billing for all student semester invoices.

With this change, students will no longer receive tuition bills in the mail. They will, instead, receive email or text notifications to view their invoices online. It is important for students to check their wmich.edu email account for invoice and statement notifications.

Summer II invoices are expected to be available around June 1; tuition is due June 28.

"In addition to reducing waste," says Meily Lightcap, associate director of Accounts Receivable, "electronic billing will eliminate mail delays and provide students with earlier account notification and more planning time."

Graphic includes a leaf and the words: WMU, Going Paperless. Starting Summer II, tuition invoices will only be available online through your GoWMU account. Parents and family members can be granted access through GoWMU.

Accessing invoices

Students can view their monthly statements via the Payment and Account Information channel in GoWMU using their Bronco NetID and password. In order for parents or family members to view or pay on an account, the student must first grant them access as an authorized user.

Instructions for adding an authorized user: Log in to GoWMU and select the Payment and Account Information channel. Choose Authorized Users under My Profile Setup, and follow the prompts. The authorized user will then log in to the Authorized User site using their email and password.

Tuition notification preferences can be set in GoWMU.


Tuition, fees and other University-related charges on a student account can be paid by various payment options including cash, check, credit or debit card, Michigan Education Trust, Michigan Education Savings Program, or electronic checking or savings. Additionally, each semester WMU makes available a University payment plan to assist students in spreading out the cost of enrollment throughout the semester.

All credit and debit card payments will be charged a 2.85 percent convenience fee. This reflects a slight increase over previous semesters.

Additional information is available on the WMU Accounts Receivable website.

Direct questions to Accounts Receivable at (269) 387-4141 or wmu-billing@wmich.edu.

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