GUEST ROOM | Paying With Cashnet Strips Your Legal Rights

Paying a bill on Cornell’s Cashnet is clunky. The first payment page has no record of your outstanding balance, so you must memorize the amount before submitting. The only accepted form of payment is by bank transfer — a silly way to pay a $40 student activity fee. The form for entering your bank information does not allow you to paste your account or routing numbers, inviting mistakes. After that slog, you might be forgiven for not reading the fine print.