Thursday, August 6, 2009

Student billing goes GREEN!

Starting this fall, CCV students will not receive bills by mail. Instead you can manage your account online by going to the Blackboard portal, where you can pay a bill, sign up for direct deposit for refunds, authorize someone else to pay your bill online, check your account and financial aid information, and sign up for the semester payment plan. Read on for more information on CCV's initiatives to make the billing process more environmentally friendly...


E-billing: As part of this green oriented initiative, CCV and other Vermont State Colleges (VSC) will no longer send out paper billing statements effective fall 2009. Instead, students who haven’t paid their bill (via payment, financial aid, vouchers or payment plans) will be sent an e-mail directing them to Web Services on the student portal for balance information. This new process will result in significant savings in paper, staff time and postage. Students who prefer to receive a paper statement in the mail have the ability to opt out of the e-billing option.

E-refunds:
Another aspect of this project is the option for a student to receive direct deposit of his/her financial aid refund into his/her designated banking account instead of a paper refund check. This significantly increases the speed by which the student receives their refund, and increases the security of the funds getting to the student. Students can sign up for e-refunds on the student portal in Web Services.

Payment Plans: Yet another improvement under the this project is a new tuition payment plan administered by the VSC beginning this September. This new plan allows more options for students, including offering more payment dates (e.g., students can make 5 payments beginning early in the summer for fall, rather than just 3 payments).

For more information, go to www.ccv.edu/ebilling.

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