Financial Aid Checklist

Decided on St. Thomas? Use this financial aid checklist to ensure you’ve taken care of the necessary steps to pay for college, such as deciding on financial aid options, submitting deposits, deciding who is going to pay the bills and giving them the access to do so.

Submit Your Deposit

There is no deadline to accept an offer of financial aid. However, students planning to attend St. Thomas should submit a confirming deposit to reserve a place in our incoming class.

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Have a question and need to know who to talk to? Contact your financial aid counselor for more information.

Assign Proxy Access

If a parent or guardian will help you manage your financial aid and student account at St. Thomas you must designate them as your proxy. By assigning your parent/guardian as a proxy, they will have view-only access to certain areas of your Murphy Online account. More importantly, this access allows our office to discuss the details of your student account with your parent/guardian when they call or email our office with specific questions.

Note: This policy does not apply until a student is attending courses at the University of St. Thomas. The Financial Aid Office will answer specific questions from a parent/guardian regarding a new applicant's financial aid, if appropriate, until classes begin.

Authorized User Access

Similar to but separate from proxy access is the ability to allow authorized user access to your eBill and ePayment account. This allows you to designate a third-party access to view your bill and make payments to your account. This also allows the Business Office to discuss the content of your eBill with your authorized user. To establish an authorized user, follow these steps:

  1. Access the eBill/ePay system via Murphy Online
  2. Select the "Authorized Users" tab
  3. Click on the "Add Authorized User" button
  4. Enter the email address of the third party you are authorizing
  5. Select "Yes" or "No" for the two questions
  6. Select "Add User"