Parent Resources and Information
Welcome from Vice President Eric Rivera
The Division of Student Affairs values parents as partners in the
education of students. The better informed you are about SDSU, the
better resource you can be for your student. New Student and Parent Programs supports new SDSU students and provides programs and services to parents of all SDSU students through its Aztec Parent Programs.
Your student's education and well-being are the top priorities for Student Affairs. In addition to having a nationally recognized program for new students and parents, we provide services and programs to help students achieve success throughout their time at SDSU and beyond.
I encourage you to explore our website. It provides a wealth of information that will help make your student's SDSU experience the best that it can be.
— Eric Rivera, Vice President for Student Affairs
(Learn more about how Student Affairs supports SDSU parents!)
Link to these helpful resources for parents of SDSU students:
New Student and Parent Programs, a department of Student Affairs, provides programs and services to parents of SDSU students:
The better informed parents are about SDSU, the better resource and coach they can be for their students. This partnership opens the channels of communication between parents and the university and impacts programs and services, improving the quality of life for all SDSU students. The Aztec Parents Association encourages parents to become involved and stay involved while their student attends SDSU.
For further information, link to:
- AidLink is an online tool for students to check their financial aid, any time, anywhere. Students can set up a parent account to authorize limited access to their parent or guardian.
- Counseling & Psychological Services information for parents: Supports students’ personal, social, and emotional well-being. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and referral services to students, staff, faculty and parents. (Note: under “Contents,” page left, scroll down to select “Information for Parents.”)
- Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA): As a parent, you may want access to your student’s grades, financial records, discipline records, etc. Under FERPA, SDSU is limited in the information that may be shared. The parent has no right to review certain records unless granted permission, in writing, by the student. Parents cannot receive grades, academic transcripts, or a class schedule unless the student shares it or signs a release.