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Parent AXESS Account?

pewpewpewpewpewpew Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
edited July 2010 in Stanford University
Does anyone know how to create an AXESS account (or the equivalent) for parents?

I only have my student login and I'm not giving that to my mom...
Post edited by pewpewpew on

Replies to: Parent AXESS Account?

  • applicannotapplicannot Registered User Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    There was a parent information packet sent out on the 25th; that might help. What does your parent need?
  • NJDSNJDS Registered User Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    i dont know if there is one? i'm not giving my parents anything except for financial information.

    i still haven't gotten my parent packet or my 3 books, which were all sent on the 25th. usually stuff gets here in 3 days but im just waiting :)
  • Sly SiSly Si Registered User Posts: 938 Member
    There's no such thing. By federal law, the university can't give any information about you to your parents, so there wouldn't really be any point to a parent Axess account. (I assume FERPA doesn't apply to financial aid information, but they don't need Axess to tell your parents what financial aid you're getting.)
  • shellzshellz Registered User Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    Pewpewpew....Good for you for being grown up enough to pay all your own college bills! Privacy from good old mom and dad is worth 50k a year, right?

    Sheesh. If my kid pulled that with me, I'd tell him to find his own college money.
  • NJDSNJDS Registered User Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    at this point in a student's life, students will take care of the education, parents are just there for support and money. this sounds incredibly arrogant and selfish...but that's how i think, and to say otherwise would be lieing

    privacy is not worth 50k a year, but it is worth a verbal fight or 2 :)
  • Xargon42Xargon42 Registered User Posts: 818 Member
    As a legal adult, I would think pewpewpew has every right to keep his college login material confidential from his parents. He may live with his parents now, but four years from now he will still be using that login material- and things like transcripts should only be available to the student. I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate his parents looking up his grades when he is a senior in college. (assuming OP is a guy) and I think it would be a mistake for a parent to cut off financial ties because of that. after all, is a family falling-out worth that little bit of privacy?
  • tspidertspider Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    I'd be a lot happier with Stanford if there was an (upon request) option to make relevant information regarding Financial Aid, insurance and health services, etc. issues equally available to parents as to incoming freshman. Don't need a mail account, but would like to be cc'd on all things financial.
  • Sly SiSly Si Registered User Posts: 938 Member
    shellz: Giving a SUNet ID login to anyone, even parents, is a very bad idea. That login/password gives access to course enrollment, grades, and the student's Stanford email account. Even if you think parents should have access to the first two, they certainly shouldn't expect to read their student's email. In addition, if he/she were to become a student group officer, the same login is used to access group functions like reimbursing payments, appointing new officers, and editing the website.

    It would also be a violation of university policy for a parent to login to Axess (or anything else) under a student's identity. See section 6c.1-2 of the document below.
  • emgamacemgamac Registered User Posts: 309 Member
    I am a parent and our D just emails us anything from her Axess account that she feels we need, such as financial information. We work through everything as a family, when appropriate, such as filing out heath care waivers etc. She calls us up and we give her the necessary information etc and she handles everything. So far, so good. I asked her what her schedule was for second quarter and sent sent me a screen shot (I hope this is the correct term) of it via email. (By the way, we were just having a friendly conversation and she could have just told me.) This is her journey, not mine.
  • pewpewpewpewpewpew Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Nevermind. Just got the Parent Info packet that showed me how to appoint Financial Contributors (or whatever the term is).

    Thanks guys :)
  • shellzshellz Registered User Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    At least you are honest about your arrogance, because I do believe you are correct!

    Bottom line, I have no inclination to log on and pretend to be my student, to read her emails etc. She has always been forthcoming and open about her grades and doesn't really require my input....generally speaking. I do expect access to financial documents relating to her scholarships, her health plan, her cardinal dining plan, etc.

    My point is, and I guess I was not at all clear, is that the sense of entitlement to total freedom from parental oversight while relying completely on said parent's pocketbook shows a profound lack of maturity and appreciation. Too many entitled youngsters running about these days who haven't yet had to be responsible for their food, housing, healthcare, and education. Yet they want the freedom to shut out the parents who are providing all that, and more, for them? When you pay your own bills, that's when you can shut out the folks, IMHO.

    So there you go. Flame on. I refuse to feel badly for overseeing my hard earned money at work.
  • NJDSNJDS Registered User Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    i completely understand your opinion.
    if it was possible, i would have those things available to my parents on their demand because they are entitled to it for paying their contribution
    but to give them my Axess account info would not be something i would do or advise
  • shellzshellz Registered User Posts: 1,414 Senior Member
    So we agree to disagree...sort of.

    It's all good. Hopefully you will find a way to include your folks, in one way or another. How that happens is really not relevant.....THAT it happens is.

    Good luck.
  • applicannotapplicannot Registered User Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    I would never give my parents my Axess account information, even if they were paying. My mom asked for it and I just told her no. She can ask me for the information she needs (just like I ask her for the information I need).
  • whylionwhylion Registered User Posts: 224 Junior Member
    When you go to the axess website to log in there is an option for "epay login" which is for parents to log in and just pay (and pay and pay). You can get a detailed bill and pay with echecks out of your checking account. IT also give finacial aid info about outside scholarships etc. Doesn't give any info about grades, majors, or access to the student's email. I think the parent just needs the student's id number to set it up.
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