As part of Auburn Montgomery’s ongoing effort to safeguard students, faculty and staff, the University has implemented a new emergency communications system. Known as the AUM Alert, the system allows you to receive time-sensitive emergency messages in the form of e-mail, voice mail and text messages.

Everyone who has a AUM e-mail address will receive emergency alerts on their computers. However, in order to receive text messages and voice mail alerts, members of the campus community will be asked to provide a mobile phone number. While participation in the text and voice messaging notification is optional, enrolling is strongly encouraged. The information that you supply is considered confidential and will not be shared. You will only be contacted through the system in the event of an emergency. 

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(Use your AUM email and email password to login). 

Because students, faculty and staff are constantly on the move, this system provides the flexibility for you to receive emergency messages on multiple devices. AUM Alert will be used along with other tools including e-mail, AUM website, local media and other methods.

All students, faculty and staff who have a valid AUM ID are encouraged to sign up to receive text and voice mail alerts.

AUM Alert is intended as a service for AUM students, faculty, and staff only. However, students may add up to 6 numbers and email addresses of their choosing.

While nationwide numbers are accepted, the system will not accommodate international numbers.

AUM Alert is managed jointly through the Public Safety Office, the AUM Police Department, the Office of Information Technology Services.

This system will only be used to distribute information regarding emergencies that dictate immediate action.

Examples of alerts include severe weather, evacuations and other threatening situations or emergencies. The message will direct you where to go for further information or what action to take. Less urgent messages will be sent using the campus e-mail system. Following a warning, the alert system may be used to provide additional messages or an "all clear" announcement. AUM Alert will also be tested on a routine basis.

Sample Messages:

Weather Alert - Tornado Warning
EMERGENCY WEATHER ALERT. AUM is under a tornado warning. Seek shelter and tune to local media for additional information.

Armed Gunman
EMERGENCY ALERT. There is an armed gunman on campus. Seek immediate shelter inside a locked room until you receive an “All Clear”

Since AUM Alert is a hosted and managed system, you will not need special hardware or software to receive messages. It is a multi-modal service that can disseminate emergency messages through:

  • E-mail: An alert message will be sent to your official campus e-mail address(es).

  • Web: Information about existing emergency procedures, are posted at During an emergency, details and updated information will be provided on the AUM website.

  • Voice Message, SMS Text Messages: Faculty, staff, and students who choose to register their mobile phone numbers will receive voice and (optionally) SMS text messages.

  • Other systems: Other campus systems may be involved in broadcasting emergency information.

Yes. A confirmation message will be sent to your cell phone within 48 hours. After you sign up online, you should automatically receive a text message to your mobile phone to confirm your request. The confirmation message will read as follows: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us. More info text reply “HELP” or “STOP” to opt-out.

The phone number that you will see in your caller ID will be 334-244-3000 You should program this number into your phone so it will immediately recognize it as an urgent call.

If you do not have a text messaging contract as part of your cellular service, there may be a small charge for any text messages that you receive. You should check with you cell phone carrier to determine what these costs may be.

The information collected for the AUM Alert will be maintained in a separate database used for this function only and will not be shared.

There may be a hold on a student’s account that is blocking enrollment into the payment plan or the student has a past due balance on their account.

Yes, the 50 percent down payment is just a minimum requirement to enroll into the payment plan.

There is one payment plan offered each semester. Students are not obligated to enroll in a payment plan.  The payment plan is an option for those students who cannot pay their balance in full by registration cancellation date.  

No, students must enroll directly online through WebPay. If a student does not have a personal computer, there are computer labs available on campus that students can use.

Yes, every time students enroll in a payment plan they must pay the $50 nonrefundable set up fee.

Students’ payment plan balances do not include all charges. There are some charges, such as bookstore charges, fines, clinical fees, miscellaneous housing fees, etc. that are not covered by the payment plan. A student’s current balance includes both the charges covered by the payment plan and the charges outside of the payment plan.

A student’s account will show a balance if charges not covered by the payment plan have not been paid.

Installments can reopen if the installment due date has not passed and new charges have been incurred.

The installment payment plan is designed to recalculate whenever a new charge or payment is applied to a student’s account.  Any time a new charge is applied to a student’s account, their installments amount will increase.  Any time a payment or credit is applied to the student’s account, their installment amounts will decrease.

Any credits applied to the student’s payment plan will reduce the student’s installment amounts. Refunds will only be issued when the account balance is paid in full.

Students can make payments of any size toward their installments at any time as long the installment is paid off by the due date.

No, students can pay in person with cash, check, or credit cards. However, paying online is the simplest and most convenient way to make a payment.

Financial aid is distributed equally across all installments.

If a student’s financial aid has not yet been awarded, the student should enroll in the payment plan to avoid being dropped from their classes due to registration cancellation.  Any financial aid payments made to their student account after they enroll in the payment plan will reduce their installment payment plan amounts. 

Yes, third party contract payments can apply toward payment plans. Third party contracts will distribute equally across all installments.

Electronic checking, debit/credit card, and cash

Yes, you can. Just follow these instructions:

    1. Once in WebPay Online Bill Payment, click on the My Profiles tab
    2. Click the Saved Payment Methods section under Profile Settings
    3. Then follow the instructions

An authorized user is a person that the student has given permission to access all or part of their financial records online.  He/she can view and make payments to the student’s account.  Anyone the student chooses can be an authorized user as long as the authorized user has a valid email address.  Students are not required to set up authorized users. Setting up a person as an authorized user is not the same as signing the Authorization to Release Educational Record Information Form with the Registrar's Office

Students cannot make payments toward an authorized user’s plan.  If your authorized user enrolled in the plan, you can see it, but the authorized user must make the payments.  Therefore, it is best practice that a student enrolls into the payment plan and then adds an authorized user so that both the student and authorized user can make payments.

Students must contact the Office of Student Accounts to cancel a plan.  However, they are still responsible for any balance due after the plan has been cancelled.

No, the system will only allow an individual to enroll in the payment plan using one payment method.

An error code that begins with 17, such as (1765, 1766, 1767, 1777, etc.), is issued by the financial institution that issued the credit or debit card. Verify that your credit/debit card information including card number, name printed on card, and expiration date is correct. If this information is correct, call the Customer Service number (usually located on the back of the card) and explain to them the error message and the amount of the transaction you were trying to make to fix your problem.

During the enrollment process, you have the option to set up payments to be automatically paid on the installment due dates.  If you select YES, your bank account or credit/debit card will be automatically charged for each installment payment on the due dates. 

If you select NO, you are responsible for making each installment payment by the due date.  If you decide to set up automatic schedule payments, DO NOT make a payment when one has been scheduled in advance, unless you are paying the installment off before the due date.  Any payments you make on the same day the installment is scheduled to pay will result in both payments being withdrawn from your bank account or debit/credit card and can cause your account to be overdrawn and NSF fees.

Students have until 11:30 pm on the enrollment end date to enroll in the payment plan.  However, it is highly recommended that students enroll in the payment plan by 5:00 pm on the enrollment end date to avoid any problems and to receive assistance from the Office of Student Accounts.  If a student has a problem enrolling in the payment plan after the Office of Student Accounts is closed and they are not able to enroll by the enrollment end date, he/she runs the risk of having their classes dropped  due to failure to meet the requirements of registration cancellation.

Any payments made prior to enrolling in the payment plan only reduce your overall balance.  Therefore, when you enroll in the payment plan the system is still going to require you to pay 50% of your current balance.