Credit Card Announcement

Beginning July 1, 2014, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will no longer directly be accepting credit cards or debit cards for payment of student tuition, and fees, room and board (if applicable). The University does have a number of payment options available to students and their families. Payments can be made by eChecks, check by mail, money order, bank check, international wire transfer, and monthly payment plan.

The University has secured the services of TMS (Tuition Management Systems) to process all credit card/debit card transactions. TMS accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express. There will be a 2.5% non-refundable convenience fee assessed to each credit card/debit card transaction.

New: Student Direct Deposit for Refunds

Direct Deposit for Refunds

Great News! You can now have refunds from UMass Lowell deposited directly into your bank account.

Once you set up direct deposit in iSiS Student Self Service, any monies owed to you, such as refunds for overpayment or financial aid excess amounts, will be deposited directly into the one bank account you have designated.

Think about the advantages:

Quicker access to your money.

No special trip to the Student Financial Services Office to pick up your check.

No waiting for your check to come in the mail.

No waiting in line at the bank or ATM to deposit your check.

No worrying about a lost check.

Here’s what to do:

Make sure you have your bank’s routing number and your checking or savings account number at hand.

Log into iSiS Student Self Service, click on Campus Finances, and then click on Enroll in Direct Deposit.

For detailed instructions, please see the attached documents or go to

Enrolling in Direct Deposit_JOBAID.pdf

Managing My Bank Accounts_JOBAID.pdf

Un-enrolling Direct Deposit_JOBAID.pdf

iSiS Faculty Self Service: Issues Accessing Class Roster

We have received reports from several faculty members who have been unable to access their iSiS class roster.

To resolve this issue, please clear your web browser’s cache. Attached is a document that explains how to do this.


If you continue to experience issues, please contact the UML IT Help Center at 978.934.4357 or via email at

5/20/13 Summit Upgrade for Student Dashboards

Over the weekend the Student Dashboardswere upgraded to Summit’s Oracle 11g environment. This upgrade is mostly technical in nature however you will notice a few changes to prompts, navigation and general formatting. This upgrade puts us in a position to utilize new technology and features enabling us to roll out enhancements in the near future.

Below is important information you should be aware of regarding the upgrade.

Logging in for the First Time?

New URL ‘ If you log into Summit from the iSiS, e*mpac, or HR Direct pages, no action is required as the login buttons have been updated. If you have saved the Summit URL as a favorite, please use the new URL to access SUMMIT. For more information on updating saved bookmarks please see Summit Upgrade – updating your bookmarks.pdf

Home Page ‘you will notice the home page has changed. To access your dashboards use the ‘Dashboard’ drop down list found at the top mid right


A list of your available dashboards will appear, click on the dashboard you would like to access, note Student dashboards are listed under CSW Reports, Finance dashboards are listed under FDM Reports, and HR dashboards are listed under HCM Reports.


You do have the ability to save a default dashboard and bypass the home page, see detailed instructions — Summit 11G Setting a Default Dashbaord.pdf

What’s New?

  • Filters ‘ now include the ability to access a search function to find criteria based upon text entered. Clicking the More/Search’ Box will open a pop-up window which allows you to search for the criteria.
  • Apply Button ‘ this button replaces the ‘GO’ button, use this button to retrieve your data.
  • Reset Button ‘ this button replaces the ‘Clear Filter’ button, use this button to clear your filter criteria.
  • Return to Summary link ‘ this now appears as a link rather than a button and can be found at the top and bottom of most Activity pages.
  • Export Link – replaces the Download/Print option on individual widgets, accessing this link will give you the option to download to PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, Web, or to download data only.

Message for Faculty: iSiS & Windows 8 / Internet Explorer (IE) 10

Internet Explorer 10 should install with compatibility mode turned on. iSiS requires this setting to remain enabled so that the browser can determine the best way to render pages. If compatibility mode is disabled, iSiS pages could be severely impacted. To enable compatibility mode for a page:

  1. Check to see if the Compatibility View icon:


is visible on the address bar. If the Compatibility View icon is not visible, the Web page has no issues displaying in Internet Explorer 10.

2. If the Compatibility View icon is visible, click on it to
display the site in Compatibility mode.

Note: Once you turn on Compatibility View, Internet Explorer will automatically show that site in Compatibility View each time you visit. You can turn it off by tapping or clicking the button again. Or, you can clear the entire list of sites using Compatibility View by deleting your browsing history.