What rights do parents have under FERPA?
- FERPA gives certain rights to parents
regarding their children's educational records.
- Rights transfer to the student
- upon reaching 18 years of age or
- attending any school beyond the
- When may a parent access a student's
- Law allows parental access if student is
claimed as a dependent for Federal income tax purposes.
- Access is granted to both the parent who
claims the student as well as the parent who is not claiming the
- Parent must complete Parental Request for
Academic Information (available in the Registrar's Office or
academic department) each time information is requested. The
following document can be read using Adobe
Affidavit for Academic Information (.pdf)
- How can a parent access student information
if the student is not being claimed by either parent for Federal
income tax purposes?
- Parent can have access only if the student
is willing to release information.
- Student must complete Student
Consent for Release of Records (available in the Registrar's
Office or academic department) each time information is to be
released. The following document can be read using Adobe
Consent for Release of Records (.pdf)
- A parent may access student information but
may not act on the student's behalf except in emergency