Guest Access

In order to comply with all FERPA Privacy Regulations, Emory has implemented several options for students to control who has access to their financial records. We encourage parents and guardians to speak with their student about the following options.

Guest Access

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Students can add up to five guest accounts in the OPUS student portal. Guests are given a unique username and password to access the OPUS portal and complete various tasks such as making one-time payments, waiving student health insurance, viewing charges and financial aid, and accessing academic information.

Students are responsible for selecting what access they would like to grant to each guest. The university cannot make changes to this access

NOTE: Beginning fall 2020, authorized party access will be required to set up a payment plan with Emory University. This functionality will no longer be available through guest access. Please see below for more information.

Bill Payer

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If you will be paying your student’s bills each semester, we recommend speaking with your student about being added as a bill payer. Students can add your email address as the bill payer under the Profile tile in OPUS. This will prompt Emory to send all billing notifications to the student as well as the bill payer on file.

This is a separate requirement to guest access. Without being added as a bill payer, you will not receive any billing notifications. Students are responsible for adding their email addresses—the university cannot make changes to this field.

Nelnet Authorized Party

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With our partnership with Nelnet, parents can set up and manage their student's monthly payment plan without relying on the student for notification. To start, your student must access the Nelnet Payment Plan website to add you as an authorized party. You will be provided with Nelnet credentials to log in and then set up, manage and pay your student's payment plan.

Being added as an authorized party is a one-time requirement. After setup, you can log in to Nelnet each semester to set up your monthly payment plan at Emory.

To log in to Nelnet, students will access the Student Account tile in OPUS and select Enroll /Manage My Payment Plan under the Make a Payment tab. From there, they will be taken to Nelnet where they can view their dashboard and add an authorized party. Nelnet authorized parties can log in directly to Nelnet.

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Parents/guardians cannot register at this site. The student must add you as an authorized party through their OPUS portal. Upon the first login attempt, the student will have to set up the initial account before reaching this screen.