Finances and Your Student
We know many of our students are blessed to have you involved in managing the financial aspects of college.
That being said, the law requires us to treat the student as an adult and work directly with them. Your student can grant you access to some items (via Proxy Access), but in the end much of this is their responsibility.
You can be a tremendous support by coaching them on that responsibility, helping them know what to pay attention to and having clear conversations with them about how you want to work with them on all of these aspects.
And, be sure to get good information for yourself. You can do this by:
- Watching the videos that make up the Billing & Financial Aid training your student is required to complete. (In their New Student Orientation course in Canvas.)
- Reviewing the Financial Aid Checklist and help them in completing these items.
Student's Financial Tasks
Students need to review the Financial Aid Checklist and complete all items. It includes items such as:
- Accepting or declining Financial Aid
- Reporting outside scholarships
- Consider assigning Proxy and/or Authorized User access
- Look into Tuition Insurance
- Complete the Student Payment Agreement form.
Complete the online Billing & Financial Aid training (found in the New Student Orientation course in Canvas).
Regularly check their St. Thomas email for communications from the Business Office, including future tuition bills.