Information for Parents
FERPA - Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
By federal regulation, Student Business Services cannot discuss personal billing information with anyone other than the student unless we are given written authorization to do so.
Students must complete an Authorization to Disclose Information form before our office can release billing information to parents/others via telephone, email and in person.
Parent Pin - Online Authorization
Students can grant parents/others online access to their billing information by creating a Parent PIN on their myUMBC account under the Billing & Personal Finances topic page by selecting Payments & Billing.
Once a Parent PIN has been created parents/others can access student ebills, make online payments, and enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan.
Please keep in mind that parents/others will not have access to academic information or to the students’ Account Inquiry section on myUMBC.
If students are expecting to receive payment/reimbursement for tuition through parents’ employers, community organizations or pre-paid college trust funds, please visit our Agency Payments page for more information.
Parent Connection is an online subscription service that keeps parents up to date about news and events happening at UMBC. To sign up to receive the Parent Connection newsletter online, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees of the University of MD System may qualify for the benefit of tuition remission. For information about this benefit, please visit the Human Resources site.