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. Go to Self-Service and sign in
  2. As soon as you log in to Self-Service, you will see a pop up. Click on the name of the person whose account to want to view - this will be a student's legal name
  3. Click Continue

  4. 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 student accounts, you will be able to change which account you are viewing by clicking the Change User button on the top.


What If I don't want Proxy Access?

If you don't want to be able to view the student's account, you can fill out the Proxy Information and Access Update form, available at


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- tax information or 1098T. For your proxy to see it, you must also click on 1098 Electronic Consent in your own CougarWeb and agree to view it electronically


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