Parents are a welcome partner to Student Account Services (SAS) because
many parents are the ones who are paying the bills for the student’s
education. While we understand that you have a need to find out as much
information as possible about your son or daughter's financial situation,
it is our policy and our duty to protect the student’s information.
The university must also follow the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which is a federal law.
Once a student applies to San Diego State University, their educational
records are protected under FERPA.
Financial records are included as part of the student’s educational
record regardless of who is paying for the education. With identity theft
issues on the rise, it is vital that we protect our students and the university
If you contact any area within Student Account Services (University Cashiers,
University Disbursements or University Collections) or are transferred
by any other campus department, our offices will not provide you with
student information unless it has been previously arranged in writing
by the student. They can do so in person at the Cashiers office –
Student Services West Room 2620.
However, there are several options we have designed to assist you in
getting the information that you require.
- The most important way to get information is to communicate with
your student. They have been given the tools and information necessary
to pay on time and to get you the information that both they and you
need. It is also critical that students learn about financial matters
from the very beginning so they can become responsible and independent
- Have your child set up parent/authorized user access to the On-line
Student Account Services Web site. It takes just a few moments to set
up an account and they can do this on-line. The web site is located
- Contact the Parent
Programs Staff and provide them with your contact information. Student
Account Services will send email to you periodically with information
about important events and deadlines related to student fees.
- Visit our SAS
On-Line Help Desk. It contains tutorial and instructions for our
on-line services as well as information about frequently asked questions
related to Student Account Services. You may also want to visit our
web site at http://www.sdsu.edu.
There you will find information related to Student Fees and answers
to other questions you may have related to a Student's account.
- The SDSU class schedule also includes important information about
Money Matters and is located at http://www.sdsu.edu/schedule.html
Authorized User Benefits:
- Your own secure account
- Personal email sent to your email address when a student account billing
is sent to the student
- Access to financial transactions on a student’s account
- Access to On-line 1098t forms
- Access to payment on-line by electronic check or by credit card (MasterCard,
American Express and Discover Cards accepted).
Information on this Web site is subject to change without
notice. Every effort is made to ensure that information is current and
accurate. The statements found on this Web site are for informational
This page was last updated June 23, 2009