FERPA Guidelines for Parents and Guardians

What is FERPA?

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act passed by Congress in 1974. FERPA is designed to protect the privacy of students by limiting third party access to student education records. It restricts what student information we can share, even to family members and friends.

Click here for more detailed information about FERPA. 

Releasing Financial Aid Information: A student has the right to authorize a parent or anyone else to access their Financial Aid information. A Financial Aid Information Release Form can be submitted by the student to list those they would like to have access to financial aid information. This only applies to financial aid information and not to other details such as grades and account balances. Students can also block directory information from being sent. Please visit the website above for details and the form needed to take this action.