Parent Access & Information

St. Olaf College understands that college can be a transition not only for the student but also for families.  Our hope is to provide parents with resources to make it easier to navigate paying for college.

Protecting Your Student’s Privacy

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational records, which include billing and financial aid.  If a student wants us to be able to talk to someone else about these items they must grant them permission in the Student Information System (SIS).  This can only be done by the student.

Instructions for students to add or change access to their student records.

  1. Log into SIS and choose Permissions from the left hand menu.
  2. To add a person enter the relevant names and email address of the individual and grant them the access you choose. Options are Financials/Bills, Grades, and Schedule.
  3. Click on the green Grant Access button and an email will be sent, letting them know that they now have access to the information.
  4. The access can be updated or deleted at any time by the student.  Please make sure to remove any old email addresses if new ones are added.

Parents or other Authorized users use the Parent Access Portal to access the information.

  1. When you log in the first time there is an option to change your password.  If you forget your password at any time there is an option to reset the password with the forgot password link.

*If you have more than one student currently enrolled at St. Olaf and if you have been authorized by both students to view their information, you will only need one log in to access both accounts. Once logged in to the new parent access you will see both students listed in a drop down menu on the top right corner of the page.

Parent Portal Access


Statements will be posted to a student’s SIS account the beginning of July for fall semester and January for spring semester.  Students (and parent, if given access) will receive an email when the statement is available. Statements will be issued each month throughout the semester but an email will only be sent if there is a balance. Initial statements will include charges and anticipated financial aid.  Please review carefully to make sure the aid that appears on the statement is reflective of what you anticipate will be received by St. Olaf College, this includes loans and outside scholarships.  Please email financial aid if there should be a correction to your aid.

 Apply for Financial Aid

Students must reapply for financial aid each year.  If you are expecting aid to appear on your account that is not, please confirm that all documents have been received and all aid has been accepted.  Visit Financial Aid’s webpage for more information.


Make a payment Online on your student’s account without logging in by using their Name and ID number.
Mail payment to: St. Olaf College at 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057.  All payments should include your student’s name and ID #. We cannot accept any payments over the phone.
International Wires: St. Olaf has partnered with Flywire to allow easy access to making international payments.
529 Payments: If you will be making a tuition payment from an education savings plan please allow 3 weeks processing time for St. Olaf to receive the payment.  Please include your student’s ID number and name on the check.

Payment Plans

St. Olaf partners with Flywire to offer payment plans.  Review your payment plan options, review the Payment Plan Instructions for Parents, and enroll online through SIS or the Parent Access Portal.

Health Insurance

St. Olaf requires all student to have health insurance coverage.  All students are billed health insurance and will be automatically enrolled after the 10th day of the term unless they provide proof of coverage and waive St. Olaf’s health insurance.  Review the information and enroll online.

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