How to Use Proxy Access / Act as Proxy

How Do I Use Proxy Access?

When given proxy access, you will receive an email from Columbus State letting you know.

If you don't know your Columbus State username and password, you can Discover it following these directions  

  1. Log in to Self Service for Students:
  2. Select the person's account you want to view - this will be a student's legal name - then click Continue.
  3. You will now be able to view information that the student has shared with you.

What Access Am I Getting? - Below is a list of what may be available to you in each of these areas, depending upon access granted by the student.


Change User in Self-Service

If you have access to multiple accounts, you will be able to change which account you are viewing by clicking the Change Proxy User option on the top menu that appears when you click your username.


What If I don't want Proxy Access?

If you don't want to be able to view the student's account, you can ask them to remove your access. For details, see How Do I Change or Remove Proxy Access?


What Access Am I Getting?

Account Summary- current account balance with little detail

Make a Payment- account balance and make a payment on the account

Account Activity- balance and all charges and payments, plus an account statement with the student schedule

Notifications- messages such as announcements, changes or restrictions. Any notifications would show only within each of the other categories you have selected

Financial Aid Home- For current and upcoming Academic Years, a checklist of things you need to do for your financial aid; your current Satisfactory Academic Progress as it relates to financial aid, including any financial aid restriction; and Loan History & Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used

Required Documents- view/submit documents that are needed for Financial Aid with links to the associated forms My Awards- view aid awarded to you which may include scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans; and accept, reduce, or decline work-study or loans

Award Letter-printable summary of your awards

Federal Shopping Sheet-expected family contribution, a quick summary of aid, and estimated cost of attendance; use to compare aid offers from other schools

Satisfactory Academic Progress-your status in terms of Satisfactory Academic Progress, as well as specific measures that are used to calculate it, such as GPA, hours attempted, and hours completed

Tax Information- see the article Obtain a 1098-T Form for more


More information / help

If you have further questions or are in need of assistance, please call the Telephone Information Center at (614) 287-5353.

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