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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 e-mail notifications regarding student account balances. Once authorized, the user will login to the  Authorized User Portal  using the e-mail 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 e-mail communications from the Office of the Bursar. The only way to receive our communications is to sign up as 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 e-mail address for the authorized user
  • Click Create Authorized User  button
  • An e-mail will be sent to the authorized user with instructions to activate their account 
  • Authorized Users created with an OHIO e-mail 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 e-mail.

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 e-mail will be sent to the authorized user with instructions to activate their account
  • Authorized Users that have an OHIO e-mail 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 e-mail.

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.