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Information for Parents

Parents play a very vital role in the success of their student. We understand that in some cases, it is the parents who pay a student's bill. It is our viewpoint, however, that a student's account ultimately belongs to the student. Following the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we will work primarily with the student. There are a few things students can do to make their account more accessible to their parents.

  1. Students can grant a parent, or parents, Authorized User access to their Bursar Account Suite. The only information a student needs to grant this access is a parent's e-mail address. Once a student has added a parent as an Authorized User, that parent will receive their own login information and will be able to access the student's billing account, with the ability to view and/or pay a student's current bill. The website for Authorized Users is here:
  2. The other thing a student can do is grant a parent Proxy Access. With this access, a parent can call UNM on the student's behalf and speak to the approved department.

For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar or the UNM Parents & Families websites.