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Volume 42, Number 3


At Iowa, Those Who CAN Teach

Four Year Grad Plan

Half the World Away from Home

In This Office, Students Come First

Pass the Plastic

Tax Deductions

Summer School?

Creating the Level Playing Field

Expanding E-Mail Network

Parent Times Briefs



It's spring, and along with the tulips and daffodils students experience the yearly shock of realizing that spring tuition and fees must be paid before they can register for summer school or complete early registration for fall courses.

"During the rest of the year, students who are past-due cannot charge on their U-bill accounts and make long-distance telephone calls, but those usually are just annoyances," says Marty Miller, University cashier. "By April, students realize that the consequences are much greater if they don't pay up."

About 5 to 10 percent of all University students have bills sent to parents directly. Other students may use their parents' address as their designated address, so all University mailings are sent there, Miller says.

That number has increased since the Cashier's Office has taken part in University Orientation sessions, he says. "Students frequently agree at Orientation to have their bills sent directly to their parents. They don't realize that that means their parents will see exactly what has been charged on their U-bills. That sometimes comes as a shock."


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