Paymybill - Why do I need to have an Authorized Payer?
FERPA prohibits the University from releasing specific student account information to anyone other than the student without the student's authorization. USFSCO utilizes the Authorized Payer functionality within UI-Pay as a FERPA release authorization.
Information on Authorized Payers
When a student grants Authorized Payer access to an individual, the student is also granting USFSCO permission to share specific account information with that Authorized Payer. If the student does not want an Authorized Payer to receive specific account information, the student must cancel that individual's Authorized Payer access.