Text alerts for college fees now available

Tuition deadlines have a way of sneaking up, but now there’s a solution: Students, and even their families, can sign up for text message reminders that a billing statement is on hand.

Mandy Bentz, Pellissippi State bursar, says that students can log into their myPellissippi account and opt to receive the text alerts. Students also can send an invitation for parents or other family members to be designated as authorized users who receive the messages, too.

Employers who are paying for or reimbursing an employee’s tuition can be set up as authorized users as well. The student can select how much information the authorized user sees—billing statements, payment history or both—says Bentz.

The text alerts can be particularly helpful to students who have charges withdrawn automatically from a bank account.

“The system already sends emails, but we wanted to use texts as another way to reach students,” Bentz said.

For more information, contact Bentz at 539-7203.

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