Parent Access

Many universities are finding that engaging student's parents through technology is a priority. They are more often than not, the customer who pays the bill. As parents are not actually enrolled at the University, granting them access to a tuition bill is more complicated than it should be. Its complication is compounded by the fact that parents have to rely on their independent college kids to forward any and all forms of communication...unless there is an easy tech process in place. Read on to learn more about how the UMBC is making their "parents" a priority. 

University of Maryland Baltimore County


Organization: Public University

Size: Approximately 14,000 total students

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Key Features

  • Pay tuition & housing bills
  • Check course schedule
  • Check grades 
  • Student controls parent permissions (FERPA)


Cirrus Invitation Services sits as a link in between Oracle's PeopleSoftCS & UMBC's homegrown RonR portal

We don’t have to worry about the issues around account creation and forgotten passwords...Cirrus Identity allows UMBC to offer a wealth of services to parents...
— Todd Haddaway (UMBC Identity Team)