UNC expects to save $100K through eBilling

Still, the eBilling system could be problematic for university parents who aren’t computer-savvy enough to pay bills online, or who don’t have a computer to access North Carolina’s web-based billing system, she said.

“I would have liked to see more of an opt-in system” that didn’t eliminate snail mail immediately, she said.

UNC’s new eBilling system will “have a more predictable billing cycle” than the current system, according the university’s announcement.

Bills can be paid with checking accounts at no additional charge, but using a Mastercard will come with a transaction fee, the university announced.

Charging extra to pay tuition using credit cards is common in higher education. Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for example, charges a 2 percent “convenience fee” for all credit card charges through its eBill system, according to the school’s Financial Aid Services web site. Columbia College Chicago adds a 2.75 percent “service charge” to online payments made with credit cards, according to the college’s web site.


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