Missouri State University

FOAPAL Authorization Request

All access to University and Foundation Finance data is based on the Fund/Organization authorization that has been established for an individual.  Dependent upon the Fund/Organization authorization in place, an individual may view associated budget information, originate purchase requisitions against associated budgets, approve or disapprove purchase requisitions created by others, or perform authorized budget transfers. 

“View Only” access allows an individual to perform Self-Service Banner (SSB) – Finance related queries as well as generate Bear Finance reports for budgets associated with those specific Fund and Organization codes.

“Originator” access provides “View Only” access as well as the ability to originate online purchase requisitions through Self-Service Banner (SSB) for items being funded to budgets associated with those specific Fund and Organization codes.

“Approver” access provides “View Only” and “Originator” access as well as the ability to act upon online purchase requisitions or perform authorized budget transfers through Self-Service Banner (SSB) for items associated with those specific Fund and Organization codes.  In addition, “Approvers” must approve “View Only” or “Originator” access being requested for others when it relates to the Fund/Organization over which they have authority.

To request “View Only” or “Originator” access, complete and submit for approval an Online FOAPAL Authorization Request. Approvers can expedite requests for “View Only” or “Originator” access by initiating the request themselves. This will grant access automatically and will not require additional approvals. For instructions and help, see Online FOAPAL Auth Request Quick-Guide.

To request “Approver” access, complete and submit a signed FOAPAL Authorization Form to Financial Services, Carrington 113.

To remove current access, or other questions,  please send the email to BannerFinance@MissouriState.edu.