Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)

While we understand that parents are concerned about their student’s tuition and costs, the Business Office cannot allow a parent to gain access to the student’s records without written consent from the student. Federal law stipulates a student’s authorization is required in order to release information to a third-party. Therefore, parents are encouraged to consult with their student if they have questions about their student’s academic progress. Information may be released to parents or a legal guardian if the student is listed as a dependent for tax purposes.

Students wishing to give authorization to a third party must complete and submit the FERPA Authorization Release form (which can be found in Gateway) to the Business Office. Read more about the University’s FERPA policies on the Registrar’s Office pages.