Welcome Topper Parents
Welcome to St. Edward’s University. Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s stands distinctively as a top liberal arts university, with partner universities worldwide.
Every parent wants their student to gain essential skills that lead to career success. After four years on the hilltop, students walk out of our red doors changed — they have learned how to think for themselves, evaluate argument and evidence, and develop strong judgment.
Parents trust the approach we take at St. Edward’s — an emphasis on integrity, reflection and a global perspective. We share a common goal — helping your student become a confident, independent adult who values giving back to their community.
Wellness: A Key To College Success
We all want our students to be serious about academics when they set foot on campus, but college isn’t only about GPAs. Students often struggle to balance academic success and “everything else.” Luckily, St. Edward’s has a growing number of resources under the umbrella of Recreation and Wellness that help both new and returning students find that balance.
Your student's transition from college life to a fulfilling career is a primary focus during their time on the hilltop. It’s why employers choose our students for internships and classroom consulting projects — and, ultimately, as employees.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community who study, research, live and work on campus.
Academic Counseling and Support Programs is here to guide your student in selecting their classes, planning their academic experience and getting help with their coursework during the first year.
We support our students so they can thrive academically and flourish physically and mentally.
I love how accessible people are here. You’re not emailing someone without a face. You know the people. — Rolando Domingo, parent of Aida Domingo ’19
Admission Information for Future Parents
St. Edward’s offers an educational experience that fosters self-discovery, lifelong career skills and commitment to a greater good. See the qualities and achievements we look for in selecting the right mix of students for admission to our academic community. And get details on our admission process — from scholarships and tuition to visiting campus and applying.
Here’s some helpful information for your student's college search.
Searching for and applying to schools can be a lot to handle at once. We’re committed to helping right-fit students find their place here, with generous scholarships and financial aid packages that meet their family’s need.
Take a tour of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. It’s the best way to find out if St. Edward’s is the place for your student.
3 Brothers, Their Mother and the Hilltop
Sallie Small, mother of three Hilltoppers, has found big opportunities for her sons at St. Edward’s. Read about this family’s experience of moving from California to the hilltop.
Information for Current Parents
Parents of enrolled students have a convenient gateway to academic and financial information such as grades and an online payment system for tuition and fees. In compliance with federal educational privacy laws, a parent may only access this information with their student's permission, and only the student who creates "Parent Guest Access" may modify authorizations.
Parents and guests may log into the Billing Center using the email address authorized by the student.
All the dates and deadlines you need to know.
Find out more about the Parent and Family Orientation experience designed just for you.
Join us for the best weekend of the year — Homecoming and Family Weekend. Alumni, current students, families and the St. Edward's community unite to discover (or re-discover) the St. Edward’s University that inspires us all.
Learn about what your student needs to do to complete their graduation eligibility requirements, and discover the opportunities you’ll have to celebrate with your student before they leave St. Edward’s.