Parent and guest access

As a student, you may share your student information with one or more parents or guests in MyU: My Info. They would be able to view certain parts of your student information and/or make payments. 

Some common examples for this access is to allow the parent/guest the following:

  • View your student account and billing statement
  • Make a payment
  • View grades (via the unofficial transcript)
  • View financial aid
  • View class schedule

Other than the ability to make a payment, parent/guest access is "view only".

Your preferred name will appear to parents and/or guests if you give them access to information on your student record. Your primary/legal name may also appear. Learn more about preferred and primary name.

How-to guides for parent/guest access

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Grant access to a parent or guest (for students)

Grant access to your parent or guest through the My Info tab of MyU. You may also revoke access any time, without notice to the parent or guest. Note that the person you granted access to must complete the process on their end. Instructions are emailed to them after you grant access.

Text instructions

  1. Log into MyU and select the My Info tab.
  2. In the Parent/Guest Access box, click the Share My Information link.
  3. Click the Delegate Access to a New Contact button.
  4. Read the terms and conditions of sharing your information. Click the “I accept” button if you wish to proceed.
  5. Enter the name, relationship, and email address for your parent/guest and then the information you want to share.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save button.
  7. You will see a confirmation message that your part of the process is done.
  8. Your parent/guest will receive an email with instructions for how to complete the process and gain access on their end. Click OK to continue.
  9. You may add another parent/guest or edit or delete the access of existing contacts.

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Accept parent/guest access (for parents/guests)

As a parent or guest, a student must first grant you access to their information in order for you to view it. Afterward, you must complete the registration process to access the information shared with you. An email has been sent to you with login information and steps to complete the process.

Text instructions

  1. When a student grants you access to their information, you will receive an email notification.
  2. Follow the link in the instructions and take note of the security key provided.
  3. Enter the security key provided to you and the email address it was sent to. Accept the terms and conditions, then click Continue.
  4. Follow the instructions below for if you already have a UMN Internet ID or not.
Yes, I have a UMN Internet ID
  1. Enter your Internet ID and password, and then click the Continue button.
  2. Click the Finish button. You will then be logged out of the system automatically.
  3. Go to MyU and enter your Internet ID and password.
  4. Click Parents/Guests, and then select the Parent/Guest Access link from the drop-down options.
  5. View the access that has been provided to you. Click each area for more information and actions.
No, I do not have a UMN Internet ID
  1. Enter the requested information, and click the Continue button. Required information has an asterisk (*).
  2. Create a password. Follow the password requirements listed, and then click Continue.
  3. Click the Continue button to complete your registration. It may take up to a minute to process. Do not leave this page.
  4. Take note of your Internet ID. Then, click Finish. You will be logged out and your Internet ID will be emailed to you.
  5. Go to MyU and enter your Internet ID and password.
  6. Click Parents/Guests, and then select the Parent/Guest Access link from the drop-down options.
  7. View the access that has been provided to you. Click each area for more information and actions.

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Make a payment on your student's account (for parents/guests)

If a student has granted you access to their billing, payment & student account, you may use these instructions to make a payment through MyU.

Text instructions

  1. Log into MyU and enter your Internet ID and password.
  2. Click Parents/Guests, and then select the Parent/Guest Access link from the drop-down options.
  3. Click the Billing, Payment, & Student Account link under Shared Information.
  4. Review the amount due in your student’s account. You can click on the Activity tab at the top for an itemized version.
  5. Click the Make a Payment button when you are ready to proceed.
  6. Select the campus and enter the amount you will be paying. If you have charges due on more than one campus, all will be listed and separate payments will need to be made.
  7. You can move the Payment Entry box if it makes it easier to see what you owe.
  8. After you have selected the campus and entered a payment amount, click the Next button to proceed.
  9.  You will be brought to the online payment system. Select payment method and click continue (this example will use eCheck).
  10.  Complete the form with the requested information, and then click the Continue button.
  11.  Review the information. If it is correct, click the Confirm button to complete the transaction.
  12.  A receipt will display. You may print this page for your records.
  13.  When you close the online payment window, you will be returned to the student account page. Click Return.
  14.  The account summary page will automatically refresh and the total due will be updated to reflect your payment.

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View your student's IRS 1098-T form (for parents/guests)

The information on the 1098-T form is provided to assist with filing for the education tax benefits/tax credit deductions, such as the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, Hope Scholarship Tax Credit, or the Above-the-Line Tax Deduction for Qualified Higher Education Expenses. More information is available on the Educational Tax Benefits page.

Please note that you will only have access to view your student's 1098-T form if they have granted you access to their billing, payment & student account. Only tax years for which your student is eligible to receive a 1098-T will be available for you to view.

Text instructions

  1. Log into MyU and enter your Internet ID and password.
  2. Click Parents/Guests, and then select the Parent/Guest Access link from the drop-down options.
  3. Click the 1098-T link.
  4. Click on the tax year you wish to view. You may need to disable pop-up blockers or open the file when prompted.
  5. View the 1098-T form. You may also print the form using your browser’s print function.

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