LionPATH is Penn State’s student information system, which provides students with access to their academic, registration, and financial records. Students can enroll for classes, view/accept their financial aid awards, and view their tuition bills.

How do parents get started in LionPATH Self Service? First, you must ask your student to assign access to parents/others. Your student will need the email address of the parent/other to initiate access to portions of their student record.

Step 1 — Provide an email address to your student where you want to receive an email containing access information. This email can also serve as your Login ID.

Step 2 — Once your student has delegated access to you, he/she can send a notification to your email address that will contain a Login ID, temporary password, and a link to a public page where you will login to gain access to those areas your student has shared. (Note: if you are a Penn State employee or student yourself, the link to access shared information is a different URL than you may normally use to access LionPATH.)

  • For staff who are students AND use LionPATH in daily work:
  • For all staff who have been given delegated access by their student:, then select "Login to LionPATH"

Step 3 — Upon your first login, you will be presented with a page to update your password and set a PIN number. The PIN number will be used to verify your identity if you need to call for delegated access support.

Step 4 — Use available navigation to view data your student has shared.

To review details of steps for parents/others as well as the steps to be taken by your student, you can view Delegated Access tutorials on the LionPATH launch page. On the launch page, click Parent, then click the Help link in the Quick Links section.


How to view and pay tuition using Authorized Payer Access

Students can invite parents/guardians to view and pay the Student Account Statement, enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, and access IRS form 1098-T by using Authorized Payer Access. The student grants access to the parent through the LionPATH Student Center. After the student grants access, a user ID, temporary password, and login link will be sent via email to the Authorized Payer.

Federal law prohibits Penn State representatives from corresponding or speaking about the student’s account with anyone other than the student unless the student has designated the individual as an Authorized Payer.


Delegated Access for multiple students

If you have more than one student and both delegate access to you, use the same email address and password to access information shared from both students. The email that is sent from the first student will include a temporary password. If you have already reset your password from your first student, emails from additional students will not contain a temporary password.

When multiple students give you delegated access, you will be presented with a list of your students at login. You can only view one student’s data at a time.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to view and pay tuition is provided through the Authorized Payer Access in LionPATH, which is a separate process from the Delegated Access.

For detailed instructions on Delegated Access, visit the online tutorial at


Authorized Payer Access for multiple students

If you have more than one student at Penn State, regardless of campus, you can easily link your students’ accounts. However, each student will need to create a separate login ID for you, and you will receive separate temporary passwords for each student.

To link multiple student accounts:

· Visit, then select “Login to LionPATH.”

· In the Authorized Payer box, click login, then use your Authorized Payer User ID and password provided for one of your students’ accounts.

· Navigate to the “Student Links” section on the Payment Gateway dashboard, which will display the name of the student you are currently viewing

· Select “Add New” to link another student account. You will need to enter the Authorized User login ID and password for that student’s account

· The “Student Links” section in the Account Dashboard will show the names of the linked accounts.

· Click on the student’s name to transfer between accounts without having to log out and then back into the system.

For detailed instructions on Authorized Payer access, visit the online tutorial at: