ISIS Marks Major Milestone As Student Billing System
Goes Live Universitywide
The student billing system, one of four modules of the
new JHU Internet
Student Information System known as ISIS, went live
June 1 across the entire university. Students will now be
able to access and pay their tuition and fees online, and
business offices will be able to view billing, financial
aid and certain registration information in a single
application. The system will eventually eliminate the need
for most paper bills.
Many schools have already implemented the admissions
module, and the financial aid module is currently being
used by three pilot schools — Medicine, Nursing and
Public Health — with other divisions soon to follow.
The records and registration module is scheduled for
completion by summer 2006. Once all four modules are fully
implemented, current and prospective JHU students will
visit a single Web site to apply for admission, register
for classes, access financial aid, receive their grades and
view and pay their bills.
Barb Shaffer, executive director of the ISIS project,
notes that the SBS implementation is "a major milestone
toward full implementation of ISIS."
Shaffer points out that among those who should find
the online student billing system particularly helpful are
international students and their parents. "In the past, the
extra time incurred with international mail — time to
receive bills as well as to return payments — has
posed a problem for our international students," she says.
"With the implementation of the new billing system, bills
can be viewed and paid online in a matter of minutes from
anywhere in the world."
Everyone involved with the SBS implementation deserves
recognition, says Shaffer, noting a special thanks to Barb
Warrent and Beth Bishop, SBS functional team leads, and
Geof Corb and Steve Hellen, SBS technical team leads, who
headed this major undertaking.
— Ming Tai
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