Delegates

In order for parents or others to receive account notifications, view your student account and make e-payments, you must set them up as delegates. Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), students must give us permission before we can release information about their educational record/student account to anyone. Permission can be granted by requesting delegate access.

How to Share Your Information with Delegates

Students can grant access to their account information to delegates, such as parents or others who may need to view the account or make payments, by selecting the link under Share My Information on their account. Please be sure to enter a valid date of birth for your delegate, or the process will not be completed successfully. After granting access, an email will be sent to the delegate instructing them to claim their HarvardKey (if they do not already have one).

Delegates may then log in with their HarvardKey at portal.my.harvard.edu to gain access to the student’s account information. If there are due charges on the account, delegates will then receive regular account notices by email. For a diagram of the delegate account view, please click here.

Please note that only students are able to set up and remove delegates.