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Authorized User

Authorized Access 2.0

Ohio University students are able to set up Authorized Users to view student account activity, make payments, enroll in a semester payment plan, manage waivable fees, and view 1098-T information. Authorized users will also receive email notifications regarding student account balances. Once authorized, the user will login to the Authorized User Portal using the email address provided during the authorized user set up.

Please note that parents/guardians who sign in using a student’s OHIO ID and password will not receive important email communications from the Office of the Bursar. The only way to receive our communications is to sign up as an authorized user.

Please watch our Authorized User video for a tutorial on how to grant access to an Authorized User. 

Create a new authorized user account

  • Sign in to the My OHIO Portal
  • From the Accounts tab, sign in to your My OHIO Student Center
  • Select “Authorized User Portal” (located in the Finances section)
  • Select “Authorize New User”
  • Enter the email address for the authorized user
  • Click “Create Authorized User” button
  • An email will be sent to the authorized user with instructions to activate their account
  • Authorized Users created with an OHIO email address (@ohio.edu) will be able to log in with their OHIO ID and password that is used for accessing systems such as Workforce, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and email.

Resend activation request

  • Sign in to the My OHIO Portal
  • From the Accounts tab, sign in to your My OHIO Student Center
  • Select “Authorized User Portal” (located in the Finances section)
  • Click the authorized user name on the left menu bar
  • Select the option to “Reset Account”
  • An email will be sent to the authorized user with instructions to activate their account
  • Authorized Users that have an OHIO email address (@ohio.edu) will be able to log in with their OHIO ID and password that is used for accessing systems such as Workforce, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and email.

Password reset request

Authorized Users who need to change their password can request a password reset.

Please refer to the Add and Maintain Authorized Users[PDF] guide for more detailed instructions on how to set up and maintain an authorized user account.