Federal regulations (FERPA) guarantee a student’s right to privacy when it comes to his or her educational records, which includes academic and financial components. However, students at Seattle University can choose to allow a third party to access portions of their record as described below.
Check out this helpful video for step-by-step instructions for giving a family member or supporter access.
There are two types of required access that students may give to family members or supporters in order for them to have the ability to speak to SFS about the student's account and to see financial information online.
Students have the ability to designate a third party as a “proxy” with the ability to log in to view their financial aid information or speak to Student Financial Services. Students wishing to grant this access should do the following:
The person designated as a Proxy for financial aid information will receive two emails – one with instructions on how to complete the set-up process and another with a temporary password. If speaking with Seattle University about your financial aid information, they will be required to provide your Seattle U ID as a security measure.
Students can authorize a third party to be an “authorized user” to view account balances, pay bills, and view tax documents in the Student Account Center.
Students wishing to set up a user to access their account in the Student Account Center should:
The person designated as an authorized user for the Student Account Center will immediately receive two emails – one with a user name and another with a temporary password.
You will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password
Students can authorize Seattle University to discuss specific information from their academic records with a third party (such as a parent): grades, gpa, program(s) of study, attendance (when tracked), advisor, enrolled classes, academic standing, and class level. Before discussing the academic record, authorized third parties will be required to provide the student’s Seattle U ID as a security measure. Students interested in providing this access can click here for more information.
For questions regarding Financial Aid Information please contact, Student Financial Services at 206.220.8020 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding Academic Records please contact, the Office of the Registrar and Operations at 206.220.8030 or email them at email@example.com