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For Parents


Staying Informed

Both educational and financial student records and statuses are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  A Federal law, FERPA applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.  As a result, Student Financial Services cannot release student account information without a signed FERPA Release Form

Please note:  as students can designate release of some, but not all, information, separate FERPA forms exist for Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, and Student Records.



How Can Parents Make a Payment?

Parents can make payments online, on behalf of a student, by obtaining a “Parent Pin”.  The Parent Pin can be obtained by the student completing the steps shown below. 

Once you receive confirmation that your student has completed the Parent Pin setup, click the link below:

Parent Payment


How to Set Up a Parent Pin   
  1. Student logs in to mycsusm.edu Self Service page, and click the MAKE A PAYMENT button in the account summary section.

Parent Pin Example for Logging in to mycsusm.edu

2. Student clicks on the ‘Your Account" link next to the campus logo.

Print Screen Example of where to click to find the Your Account button

3. Click on the ‘Add New" link to set up a parent pin.

Example of where to click for Add New link

4. Student completes information regarding the parent being given access.

Example of how to give parent access

After set up, note the new message on the Parent PIN section.

Example of message after process is complete

5. Before signing off, students, please note the link below for parent or authorized user  to log in: