WWU Expands Payment Option to Online

Students, faculty and
staff with balances on their William Woods University account are now able to
pay their bills online through Owlnet.

Over the past several
months, University Information Technologies (UIT) has worked with Higher One to
implement the CASHNet online payment system, which went live Oct. 17.
 
“William Woods
University has been looking at possible online payment options for a period of
time,” Deana Ready, director of student financial services, said. “CASHNet met
the criteria we established with their security features and interfaces with
current data collection systems and billing processes. 
 
CASHNet is a
user-friendly system that allows students to choose who may have access to
their accounts. With the student-driven access feature, students may choose to
designate access to their guardians or parents.
 
Before CASHNet,
students were required to go through the business offices to pay their William
Woods accounts. CASHNET allows students to access their accounts and make
immediate payments.
 
“By allowing students
to make immediate payments, we eliminate time-sensitive situations, such as
receiving a transcript, paying an account so that registration can occur, and
utilizing a consistent payment method,” said Ready.

“As with any on-line
payment system, this eliminates the need to write checks and allows immediate
financial transactions to occur.”