Parent Information

The Bursar's Office wants to make the payment of your student's bill as convenient and easy for you as the Parent as possible. We encourage you to read this page in its entirety to know the options we have made available to you. The topics on this page include:

Getting Started

If you are interested in paying your student's bill, signing up for the payment plan, signing up for the Parent PLUS Loan refunds via direct deposit, or view your student's records you will need to coordinate access with your student. The student needs to start the process by logging into the student portal, clicking on the "My Dashboard" tab then the "Give Parent/Guest Access". Once all the steps in the process are complete parents/guests can act on their access by logging into Catalyst and clicking on the "Parent/Guest" tab.

Understanding Student's Records

If you want to talk to any school employee about your student you need to be aware of the FERPA requirements. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U. S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible Students."

If your student has reached the age of 18, the university cannot talk to you about your son's or daughter's information unless they have given their permission to us to talk to you by indicating which records and services they want you to have. The student can give you the right to pay/view bills, waive health insurance, view/print IRS Tax form 1098-T, etc.

For more information on this matter visit the Registrar's FERPA site.

If you want to use the Payment Plan to pay the student's bill

The Payment Plan provides both the student and the parent with the ability to pay tuition and fees bill using an interest free payment plan which spreads the payments over 3 months per term. A separate non-refundable enrollment fee of $35 per term is required.

When a student signs up for a payment plan in Catalyst (PeopleSoft) no payment is due right away so there is no reason for parents or third-party payers to share  banking info with the student. The system will pay the outstanding charges and create 3 installment “charges” with separate due dates. The $35 enrollment fee is due with the first installment. Once installments show on the student's bill those the student has delegated access to can go in and pay the installments.

Please note, parents cannot enroll in the payment plan for the student.

If you want to Direct Deposit your Parent PLUS Loan refund

RefundSelect provides the student and parent with the ability to receive aid and credit balance refunds via direct deposit. If you have applied for a PLUS Loan and want to know more information and/or sign up for this service, click here.

If you want to pay Student Balances on the Web

To pay a student's balance due log into Catalyst and click on the "Parent/Guest" tab.

Once the payer is transferred to CASHNet payers will be offer 2 methods of payment, eChech/ACH or credit card. Please note that there is a non-refundable service fee to pay by credit card. The service fee is 2.75% when using a U.S. credit card payment and 4.25% when using an international credit card. There is no service fee when paying by eCheck/'s FREE!

Change Address, Phone Number or E-mail Address

Parents, or any third-party, with UC credentials can change their address, phone number or e-mail by logging into Catalyst and clicking on the "Parent/Guest" tab.