Beginning in 2002, shortly after the USCe.pay system went live, we began sending out monthly e-bill notices to students and their epay guests whenever a new monthly billing statement was available online. These monthly e-bill notices were in addition to the monthly mailing of paper statements.
By June of 2004, e-bill notices began to be customized each month, in order to address current topics of student interest.
In August of 2005, OASIS became the portal for students to access USCe.pay. This meant that students no longer had to remember two passwords: they could login to OASIS and the OASIS menu contained a link to the USCe.pay system. In addition, OASIS added 'guest user' functionality so that students could establish guest access on OASIS for both OASIS and the USCe.pay system. Included in OASIS guest access was the option to receive monthly e-bill notices, similar to the epay guest setup.
For five years USC sent out both printed statements and emailed monthly e·Bill notices.
Beginning January 2008, printed statements were no longer mailed. However, e·Bills (email notices) continue to be sent to:
- students at their official USC email address (ending in @usc.edu)
- to designated guests (students set up guest accounts on OASIS for their guests, or for themselves with an alternate email address).
In December 2011, a new USCe.pay system went live. The new system combined student account balance, status and guest information and online payment with payment plans and added the ability for foreign students to generate wire transfer payment requests online.
Monthly e·Bills notify recipients that a copy of the newest monthly student account billing statement is now available online at USCe·pay, and includes useful links such as: Payment Options, how to access the USCe·pay service, upcoming deadlines, and other timely information.
See archive of e·Bill messages...
If parents or others are paying your tuition and fees, this is a good time to consider setting up guest accounts... To read about how to add guest users, please see: http://www.usc.edu/epay/guest .
Since you already check your USC email* frequently (you are, aren't you?) for important messages, this will be an easy transition. Please make sure that you do not exceed the quota on your USC email account, or you may miss an important message.