New Students

Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

At NMSU, we recognize the vital role others may play in the success of our student’s education.  For some students, it is the parents who pay for their child’s education.  While we understand that many questions arise, it is our obligation under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to comply with each student’s right to privacy.

Providing Access to Parents/Guardians/Spouses/Friends

NMSU Students may provide Proxy Access to parents/guardians/spouses/friends as desired by going online at myNMSU using the Proxy Access tab. Students can itemize the areas to which their proxies may have access; for example, students may wish their proxy to be able to view the tuition bill, financial aid requirements, academic grades or schedule. By setting up proxy access, the student permits their proxy to view such information online, as well as their proxy to have discussions about such information with University Accounts Receivable staff members.

Students can follow these simple instructions for creating a Proxy User.

New Student Checklist (.pdf)

Be sure to complete these tasks.