Student Financial Services

Authorize Access to Student Information

Student Information Release

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Confidentiality laws prohibit us from releasing student-specific information to outside agencies or individuals (that includes parents and spouses).  The Student Consent to Release Information form allows students to grant access to their education record, which includes student account information, to specified individuals. This access remains in effect until the student revokes permission in writing. Once the Registrar or Student Financial Services staff receives the completed form, the information will be documented in MaineStreet.

The completed consent form grants University staff approval to share student education record information. The completed form does not grant access to online records.

For additional information regarding student privacy visit the Registrar’s website at or call the Registrar’s office at (207) 780-5230.

Add an Authorized User to Your Student Account

Touchnet, USM's Bill + Payment Suite, offers students the opportunity to authorize others to view the student’s online account, enroll in a payment plan and make online payment. 

Authorized users who enroll in a payment plan will receive monthly e-mail reminders that payment is due.

Authorized user access to MaineStreet is limited to student account information. It does not grant access to student online academic records.

Please visit your MyUSM campus portal for step-by-step instructions on how you can add an Authorized user to your account or submit an Authorized User form.

      Existing Authorized Users can go here to access their account.