FOAPAL Authorization Request

We now have a Dynamic Form to process FOAPAL APPROVER Requests. This change is simply moving the paper PDF form to Dynamic Forms so that it allows us to collect signature/approval electronically, securely and more efficiently. You can access it at FOAPAL Authorization - Approver 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 Query as well as generate Bear Finance Report 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.

Bear Finance Report access is not controlled by Financial Services like Approver, Originator or View access above, is granted separately by Information Security Office. When a user is granted with Fund/Organization access (Approver, Originator or View), that does not give them access to run an Argos Bear Finance Report. To request Bear Finance Report access, user has to send an email to

To request “Approver” access, submit a FOAPAL Authorization - Approver Request.

To request “Originator” or “View Only” access, submit a FOAPAL Authorization - Originator/View Request.

Once "Approver" access is established, request for “View Only” or “Originator” access can be submitted by going to FOAPAL Authorization - Originator/View Request. This link is also located under Budgets Channel of Work Resource of MyMissouristate.  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 FOAPAL Authorization - Originator/View Quick-Guide.

To remove current access, or other questions, please send the email to