Northwestern State University is continuing the process of switching to new software to handle academic and financial records. On August 3, Northwestern State began implementation of student accounts receivable in the new software. By this fall, the university will be fully transitioned to the new software, and the migration will enhance services for students which include but are not limited to: extended hours for system access via the web for the purpose of applying for admission, registering for classes, requesting transcripts, accessing schedules and gaining access to financial aid information. If a student owes a previous balance, he or she may pay via mail or in person at the Cashier’s Office in St. Denis Hall on the Natchitoches campus. Fall account balance bills will be temporarily delayed. However, the university is working with the software vendor to complete the transition as quickly as possible. As soon as fall bills are ready, students will be notified through their NSU email accounts, and information will be posted on the NSU website.The initiative is university wide and provides a new set of tools to better serve the NSU community. With the adoption of this administrative software comes improved system performance, availability and capability. NSU successfully implemented the software for Admissions, Recruiting, and Registration in the spring.