Proxy Access

Through the Parent/Guest Portal, a student at PennWest California can provide parents or other trusted "guests" with access to his/her University records, such as financial aid and billing information, grades and transfer credit details. The student also may give permission for a parent or guest to make payments through this portal.

In addition, PennWest California students can use the Parent/Guest Portal to establish a FERPA passphrase, which the parent or guest must use to confirm his/her identity when calling a University office regarding the student's records.

Please note that the Parent/Guest Portal will redirect parents or guests looking to make an online payment to PennWest California's Student Account Suite. A parent or guest's username and pin for the portal does not automatically grant access to the Student Account Suite. Parents and guests must complete a separate registration process once they are added as an "authorized user" in the student account section of

Because student rights are protected under FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a student may restrict the information that a parent or guest is able to access and revoke access at any time. Read more about FERPA.


 Need help? These Quick Start Guides take you through the process step by step: 

Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Parent/Guest Portal. Further questions about the portal may be directed to or 724-938-4361.