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Northwest Missouri State University


Authorized Users

Students can authorize online access to parents or other third party individuals. There are two different authorizations that need completed. One is for account information and online payment. The second authorization has two purposes: first, to allow offices to give verbal information to authorized individuals; second, to allow online access to grades and financial assistance.

1) Authorize online access to view student account and pay bills

  1. Students log into CatPAWS

  2. Click – Account Tab

  3. Click – Account/Payment Center

  4. Click on Authorized Users tab and complete sign up

  5. Add an authorized user

This will create an ‘Authorized User’ for the Account/Payment Center. Once the authorization is complete, an email will be sent to the new authorized user with login instructions. The username is the authorized users email, and the password will be sent in a separate email. Go to CatPAWS and click on Account/Payment Center (for parents and authorized users) in the lower right corner.

2) Authorize Release of Information – concerning grades, financial assistance and billing.

  1. Log into CatPAWS

  2. Click – Student tab

  3. Click – Authorize Release of Information

  4. Follow instructions to complete

A unique Northwest ID will be created beginning with ‘T11’ for the authorized user to log in to CatPAWS. The authorized users will only have access to information the student has authorized which may include grades, student account and financial assistance. Do NOT use this login information to make a payment.