Information for Parents

There are a variety of resources and services available for parents of Penn State students, including those that pertain to their student's official academic record if consent is granted by the student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about graduation, grades and transcripts, registration, enrollment verifications, and more in the Frequently Asked Questions for Parents section.

LionPATH Delegated Access

Penn State's policy on Confidentiality of Student Records is designed to comply with the 1974 federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This federal law prohibits disclosure of student records information without prior consent of the student.

Through LionPATH, students may grant delegated access to parents, guardians, or other individuals to view specific student data in LionPATH. The student can determine who they wish to delegate to, what areas they wish to provide access to, and when to activate or deactivate those delegates as needed. Ultimately, the student may provide delegated access in LionPATH to the following areas:

  • Enrollment Verification Requests
  • Class Schedule
  • Grades
  • Holds
  • To Do List
  • Financial Aid

More information about LionPATH Delegated Access, including instructions for how to access LionPATH once delegated access has been granted, can be found on the LionPATH Support website.

Additional Resources

  • Academic Calendar: view key academic dates and deadlines for the current and upcoming semesters
  • Commencement: learn the details of your graduate's commencement ceremony
  • LionPATH Support: find helpful tutorials to navigate LionPATH as well as answers to frequently asked questions and information about upcoming system changes
  • Office of the Bursar: view information about tuition for your student, including authorized payer access, residency classification, billing, and more
  • Office of Student Aid: read everything you need to know about financial aid for your student, including how to apply, factors determing student eligibility, financial assistance that may be available, and more
  • Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life: view information about on-campus housing, including room and board rates and special accommodations
  • Penn State Parents Program: learn about resources, services, and events available to parents at Penn State