Self-Service Shared Access

Self-Service at Ohio Wesleyan University lets students give selected relatives online access to key information. Students can grant permissions to view the following: Academic Plan, Address, Balance, Financial Aid, Grade Report, Schedule, and Stop List. This lets the student’s relative login with a username and password to access shared student information 24/7.

Parents with multiple students enrolled at OWU can see information about every student who has invited them to share access from the same Shared Access account.

How Do I Grant Access?

Please note: Shared billing and payment access is now handled via Nelnet, our campus commerce site. Self-Service shared access is used for granting a relative access to your financial aid, grades, and other academic information.

In Self-Service, the relative must already be listed in the system as having a relationship with the student. In many cases, this has already been done. If the person you wish to invite to share access does not appear in the drop down box described below, or the person’s email address is incorrect, please contact us.

Send invitation via Self-Service

    1. Log in to OWU Self Service.
    2. Hover over the profile tab on your top right.
    3. From the dropdown menu click on the “profile” tab

    4. Select the “Shared Access” tab all the way right.

    5. Click on the plus sign.

    6. Select a Relative from the drop-down list.
    7. Verify the Email Address (*The invitation will be sent to the email address displayed. An incorrect email address may allow unintended access to your account. You are responsible for granting this access so be sure that the email address is correct.) If there is no email address shown, then type one in.

    8. Place a checkmark next to the information you wish to share. You may share your academic plan, schedule, grades, stop list, financial aid, and/or address.
    9. Read and place a checkmark next to the Disclosure Statement
    10. Click the “Send ” button. This will send an email invitation to the relative. You will now see the invitation on the Shared Access main page, where you can now cancel pending invites.

    And you will receive an email confirmation of the invite, as well.

Allow Authorized Party in Nelnet

  1. Access Nelnet via the Current Balance or Make a Payment links on the Finances tab in Self-Service.
  2. On the Home screen, at the bottom of the list under your name on the right, click the Add an Authorized Party link, under “Want to allow a friend or family member to pay toward your balance?”
  3. Enter their name at the top of the page.
  4. Check the box next to “Include the details that make up my balance” if you’d like to share more than just your current balance.
  5. Enter a secret question and answer that both of you will know.
  6. Enter their email address.
  7. Click the Save button, then click the Save and Send button.
  8. Nelnet will send an invitation message to them that they will have to click a link in to create their account.


How Do I Remove Access?

In Self-Service

1.  Log into Self-Service, click your name, and choose Profile. From there, go to the Shared Access tab. There’s a tile on that screen for every relative with whom you’ve shared access. Note the trash can icon. Clicking it takes you to the next screen.

2.  Confirm by clicking the Delete button.

3.  Your parent or relative will get an email notifying them that you have stopped sharing access.

In Nelnet

Just click “my profile”, “manage payers”, then deactivate whoever you’d like.

How Do I Change My Password? (Parents)

Click here to change your password. You must know your current password in order to log in.

If you don’t know your current password, or it’s not working, contact us.

How Do I View My Student's Information?
  1. You will receive an email invitation with a link, as in the screenshot below.
    Clicking the link takes you to the next screen.
  2. Enter a password and click the Create Account button.
  3. You’ll see a confirmation screen. Now you can login if you wish:
  4. Note your name in the upper right and the Shared Access menu at upper left:
  5. Click the Shared Access menu and select Students.
  6. You can view student information by clicking your child’s name (and pronouns, if entered).

* Please note that if the relation already has an active Self-Service account (such as a parent who is also an OWU employee), they will be able to login with their OWU BishopApps credentials immediately after clicking the confirmation email and will not need additional information.

**  Parents with multiple students enrolled at OWU can see information about every student who has invited them to share access from the same Shared Access account. 

What Balance Info Can I See?

Clicking the Balance link will take you to the Nelnet Student Account Center.

  • On the Summary page it will display the current balance by semester and total amount due. Note: Parentheses around any number means a credit. The account activity and summary balance due are realtime and current.
  • There are other tabs: Transaction Details displays all transaction detail. This defaults to all dates but can be changed to display by term.
  • The View Current Statements tab will list all statements that have been posted for a term period.
  • Note: Any transaction with a negative sign in front of it or parentheses around it is a credit or reversal of a charge. Remember the statement is as of the date if was created.
  • The Set up a Payment Plan tab allows you to enroll in the monthly payment plan or displays the plan in which you are already enrolled.
If You Have More Than One Student

Parents with multiple students enrolled at OWU can see information about every student who has invited them to share access from the same Shared Access account.

Students will find instructions above for removing and granting access.

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