The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
Privacy of Records:
Under federal law, students' records (including grades, GPA, class schedule, and more) cannot be disclosed to any third-party, even parents or spouses, without the written authorization of the student (some exceptions apply). To learn more about your FERPA rights, go to www.usfca.edu/onestop/privacy/.
Student Consent to Release Information:
Students who wish to allow a third-party (parents, siblings, etc.) to view their education records must submit a form authorizing access. Access can be granted to academic records, tuition and billing records, and/or financial aid records. Go to www.usfca.edu/onestop/forms/ for instructions on how to submit the form.
What if I don't submit the Student Consent to Release form?
If you do not authorize your someone to have access to your records, USF will not disclose any information to them. This means that your spouse or your parents will not be able to call USF to find out information about your financial aid or balance even if they are helping you pay your tuition.
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