FERPA rights transfer to the student at age 18 or at the time of attendance at a post-secondary institution, regardless of age.  The University must receive the student’s written and signed consent before releasing Personally Identifiable Information or Education Records to parents or spouses.

If the student is considered “financially dependent,” parents and legal guardians may obtain Personally Identifiable Information at the discretion of the institution by providing to the Office of the University Registrar a copy of the most recently filed federal tax return.

REQUESTS FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR EDUCATION RECORDS SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR.

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