Parent/Guardian Access

Students - choose the Student Tab below to learn how to give your parent/guardian access to some of your university financial and academic information.

Parent/Guardian - choose the Parent/Guardian Tab below to learn what steps you need to perform after your student requests your access.

Before parents can access their student's information online, their student must set up Parent/Guardian Access in the Howdy web portal. Parents should never log in with their student's NetID and password. Student accounts are locked when suspicious activity, such as concurrent logins from two locations, is detected. Students can set up parent access to their billing account, academic records, financial aid, tax forms and other services. Parents will use two accounts with two different usernames and passwords to access student information:

  1. Bill Payment Suite - http://billpay.tamu.edu allows parents to view billing history and make payments on their student's behalf.
  2. Howdy - http://howdy.tamu.edu allows parents to access your academic records, tax forms, financial aid and other services.


Parent Access to Billing Accounts - Bill Payment Suite - http://billpay.tamu.edu

Once a student grants parent access to billing, the parent will receive two email messages with instructions to activate their Bill Payment Suite account. One email message contains a username and the other contains a temporary password that will be used to activate the account. Parents will visit the Bill Payment Suite website [http://billpay.tamu.edu] (not Howdy) to view their students billing history and make payments on their behalf. For detailed instructions on setting up parent access to student billing, visit Help Desk Central's Parent Access instructions.


Parent Access to Academic Records and other Services - Howdy - http://howdy.tamu.edu

Once a student grants parent access to records, financial aid, tax forms, or other services; the parent will receive an email with instructions to set up their own NetID and password. Parents will log in to Howdy with their own NetID to access authorized information. Parents are responsible for maintaining their Howdy access, which includes changing their password every six months. For detailed instructions on setting up parent access to Howdy, visit Help Desk Central's parent access instructions.


If parents have issues accessing their student's accounts, please contact Help Desk Central at 979-845-8300 or at helpdesk@tamu.edu.

Once a student is no longer enrolled at Texas A&M University, a parent/guardian's Howdy account is deactivated. If a student re-enrolls at Texas A&M, the student may re-authorize the parent by following the instructions on Help Desk Central's website.

Parents of former students may still contact the Texas A&M University Registrar's Office to obtain information on their former student. The parent must demonstrate eligibility to receive this information in accordance with FERPA regulations.

You can set up Parent/Guardian Access to your billing account, academic records, financial aid, tax forms and other information. Parents should never log in with their student's NetID because accounts are locked when suspicious activity, such as concurrent logins from two locations, is detected. If authorized, your parents will have two accounts with two unique usernames and passwords:

  1. Bill Payment Suite - http://billpay.tamu.edu allows parents to view billing history and make payments on your behalf.
  2. Howdy - http://howdy.tamu.edu allows parents to access your academic records, tax forms, financial aid and other services.


Setting up Parent Access to Billing - Bill Payment Suite - http://billpay.tamu.edu

Once you authorize parent access to billing, your parent will receive an email with instructions to activate their Bill Payment Suite account. Parents will visit http://billpay.tamu.edu (not Howdy) to view billing history or make payments on your behalf. To set up parent access to billing, visit the "My Finances" tab in Howdy and follow the instructions in the "Parent/Guardian Access" channel. For detailed instructions on setting up parent access to student billing, visit Help Desk Central's Parent Access instructions.


Setting up Parent Access to Academic Records, Financial Aid, Tax Forms and Other Services - Howdy - http://howdy.tamu.edu

Once you authorize parent access to your academic records, financial aid, tax forms or other services, your parent will receive an email with instructions to set up their own NetID and password. Parents will log in to Howdy with their NetID to access the information you allowed. To set up parent access to any of the items listed above, visit the "My Record" tab in Howdy and follow the instructions in the "Parent/Guardian Access" channel. For detailed instructions on setting up parent access to Howdy, visit Help Desk Central's parent access instructions.


You can edit your parent access preferences at any time. If you need help setting up parent access, please contact Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 or at helpdesk@tamu.edu.



Bill Payment Suite for Authorized Parents

If your student has already granted you access to the Bill Payment suite, you may log in here.

Parent Bill 
Payment Suite