A Friend account is basically a U-M guest computing account.
You can use your non-UMICH e-mail address to set up a Friend account. See How to Set Up a Friend Account for Guest Access to U-M Computing Resources (s4316).
Anyone who has a non-UMICH e-mail address can get a Friend account.
If there has been any activity (that is, there is a new balance to be paid or a payment has been made) within the past month, you will receive an e-mail message from Student Financial Operations.
After receipt of the e-mail, you can log on to Wolverine Access and click the MY STUDENT'S INFORMATION link to view the bill. These e-mail messages are sent once a month, between the 5th and 10th of the month.
Friend accounts can only be used with services that use U-M's weblogin software for logging in. Also, Friend accounts must be authorized for use with each desired service by the service provider.
If your e-mail address changes, you will need to create a new Friend account.
No. Friend accounts do not expire.
You need to ask the service provider to authorize access to your Friend account.
Sorry, but this type of access hasn't been set up for Friend accounts. Guest access is not available for all U-M computing services.
Student Financial Operations sends the e-mail notifications of online bills out monthly between the 5th and 10th of the month.