Proxy Access, for the Proxy
  How does a Proxy set up Proxy Access?

  • Proxy reviews the following FERPA Acknowledgment
  • Proxy reads through the proxy FAQ
  • Proxy will use Action Link provided via email from student
    • Proxy will use Action Password to confirm Proxy Access online

Proxies please click here for a step-by-step guide to confirming your Proxy Access.

FERPA Acknowledgement

Student Records are confidential and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The student’s academic records are being released to you for your use only and may not be released to any additional individuals or used for any other purpose than your personal use. Click here for additional information concerning FERPA.

Proxy Frequently Asked Questions

What is FERPA?

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment. This protects the privacy of a student’s educational records. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education. This law is enforced by the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington DC. FERPA is applicable to both K-12 and higher education. The Family Compliance Office is responsible for both levels of education. The main difference in FERPA, between these two levels, is that the rights ascribed to the “student” at the higher education level are given to the parents at the K-12 level. FERPA rights are granted to parents until their son/daughter reaches the age of 18 or begins attending an institution of higher education regardless of age.

Why can I not see some of student's information?

The student is in control of what pages are authorized for a proxy to view. The list  of authorizations can be viewed on Murphy Online after your Proxy Access has been established. You may also ask your student to email you the list of authorizations set up for you. If you are expecting to see something else, you need to discuss this with your student.

Can I use Proxy Access to pay my student's bill?

Student bill pay can only be accessed by an Authorized User which is different from Proxy Access. To access eBill & ePay please click here to be directed to the Business Office's website.

Can an email address be assigned as a proxy for multiple students?

Absolutely. A proxy is identified by e-mail address, and that address can be assigned as a proxy for multiple students. This is particularly useful in the case of siblings who attend the University of St. Thomas.

Can one email address be used for multiple proxies?

No, each proxy must have a unique email address.

How do I change the email I use to log into Proxy Access?

On the Proxy Access profile page, update the email address and click save. The system will then send three email messages. The first email is sent to the old email address indicating that a request for a change from this address has occurred. The second email is sent to the new email address indicating that a change to this address was initiated. The third message will be sent to the student notifying them of the email address change.

What is a passphrase?

A passphrase is a unique code word or phrase that is assigned by a student to each proxy they set up. The passphrase is required when a proxy calls to obtain information about their student. University administrators will need to confirm the passphrase prior to releasing authorized information about the student. This is done to protect the FERPA rights of the student.

I am a proxy and I don't know the passphrase. What should I do?

Your student will need to log in to their Murphy Online account and click on the Proxy Access tab, next click Proxy Management, select appropriate proxy, click on Email Passphrase. This will email the passphrase directly to the appropriate proxy.

I deleted my "New Proxy Identity" email. How do I log in?

If you have logged in previously, you may log in by visiting: www.stthomas.edu/murphy/proxy (TBD)

If you have never logged in, your student will need to log into their Murphy Online account and click on the Proxy Access tab, next click Proxy Management, select the appropriate proxy, click on the Communications Tab and resend the ‘New Proxy Access’ email.

Questions? Contact Us!

For general information on Proxy Access, please contact the Office of the Registrar at regproxyaccess@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-6700.

For questions for Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-6550.

If you have questions about eBill & ePay, please note that an authorized user is different than Proxy Access; please contact the Business Office at BusOffice@stthomas.edu or (651) 962-6600.