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. Students who wish to authorize St. Olaf College to talk with any other individual on their behalf must complete the online grant parent access.
- Student’s have the option to grant access to their grades, current schedule, and degree audit in addition to the billing information. Students must provide the email address of the individual they want to grant access to.
- Once a student sets up access, a temporary password will be emailed. The user name will be the email address which the student has authorized access.
- Parents will use the parent portal to log in using the email address and temporary password. Once you are logged in there is an option to change your password. We recommend you do this the very first time you log in. If you forget your password at any time there is an option to reset the password, which will send another temporary password at that time.
*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.
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.
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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