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New Students and Authorized Users

New Student To-Do List:

  • Read the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement
  • Read about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Set up your parent/guardian as an Authorized User (see information below)
  • Set up your WyoRefunds account to get fast and secure refunds directly deposited into your bank account 
  • Familiarize yourself with WyoWeb (especially the Student Financial Portal and Financial Aid screens)
  • International Students - Check out Flywire - our portal to make payments with accounts outside the US!  
  • Write down the fall, spring, and summer payment due dates on your calendar 
  • If you do not plan on paying tuition in full by the due date, enroll in our Payment Plan 
  • Contact your financial aid counselor to make sure your financial aid file is complete 
  • Check your UW email daily (be sure to check your Clutter/Junk Email folder, too)
  • Check your student account on WyoWeb weekly to keep track of your account balance 
  • Check out our other pages on the Student Financial Services website and the FSBO website
  • Go to our Financial Wellness page and enroll in our Cash Course to learn about finances!



A few important things to know about your account:

  • Any change made to your class schedule will affect your balance!
  • Anytime you add charges to your account such as IT print quotas, bookstore purchases, etc. it will affect your balance!
  • For wait-listed classes: charges for tuition and fees associated with that class or classes will not go onto your account unless you have successfully gotten into the class. 
  • If you were able to get into a wait-listed class, CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT because your balance will be affected!
  • Refunds are processed daily - you may have charges added to your account AFTER you are refunded.  Be sure to check your account and make sure you do not have any other charges on your account after you receive a refund.

Authorized Users

What can an Authorized User do?

  • Speak with the Student Financial Services office about details of your student's account
  • Receive billing notifications electronically
  • Go online to a parent portal to make payments
  • See account activity and account balance
  • View payment history 
  • View your student's 1098-T form
  • Opt-in to receive text message notifications
  • Set up a payment plan
  • Speak with Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
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To set up your parent/guardian as an Authorized User, please follow our easy instructions at the Authorized User Setup page!

To log into the Authorized User Portal, please enter your email (that your student set up) and your temporary password that was emailed to you (or your new password if you have reset it).

Please contact the Student Financial Services office by email or phone if you are having any issues logging in or making a payment as an Authorized User.

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What is FERPA?


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. According to this law, college students are considered responsible adults and are allowed to determine who will receive information about their education records/student account. Parents are NOT automatically granted access to their student's records without written consent of the student.

For more information on FERPA, please visit

Student Financial Services, Financial Aid, and the Registrar each have separate FERPA forms that would need to be signed by the student before we may speak with anyone about their account.

**Setting up your parent or guardian as an Authorized User is the same as having an electronic FERPA form with the Student Financial Services office!**

Title IV Authorization

You may choose that federal aid awarded to you is applied to:

All UW charges on your account including any minor prior-year charges (under $200)


Only to UW tuition, fees, and room/board charges.

If you choose this second option, it will not cover student health charges, insurance charges, bookstore charges, IT print quota charges, interest or late charges, etc.  Because your federal aid will not be applied to these other charges, you could receive a refund from your aid, but you may still owe a balance on your account.

If you have any questions regarding Title IV, or would like to cancel or modify your original agreement, please contact the office of Scholarships & Financial Aid by phone at 307-766-2116 or by email

To see what your original choice was, log into WyoWeb, click on Financial Aid, then Award, then Title IV Authorization.

Health Insurance



For all non-international students, the deadline to make any changes to your insurance choice is the add/drop deadline.

For all international students, you are automatically enrolled in the student medical insurance each semester so you must waive the insurance by the add/drop deadline.

Please see Student Medical Insurance for more information.

Contact Us

Student Financial Services

Office Location: Knight Hall 172

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

1000 E University Ave

Dept. 3923

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6233

Fax: (307) 766-3633