Marquette News Briefs
JANUARY 6, 2010

In case you forgot — new identification procedures required to access student records

In November students were notified through News Briefs of new procedures for accessing student records, including financial records. When calling Marquette Central, which now centralizes the services of the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar, students must provide both their MUID and a Marquette Central Access Number. The MCAN was initially assigned randomly, but students can change it via CheckMarq at any time.

The change in procedures complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations. If visiting Marquette Central in person, students need only provide a photo ID. Marquette Central is located on the first floor of Zilber Hall, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave. An open house will be held at Marquette Central Jan. 19-22.

If parents or others wish to talk with the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid or Registrar by phone regarding student financial and enrollment information, they also must now provide the MCAN and student MUID numbers to verify their right to access the student’s information. This information includes tuition, fees, financial aid and academic records, with the exception of the schedule of classes or any activity related to grades.

Students may still grant online access to their financial and academic records to parents or others following the guest access procedures outlined in CheckMarq. This enables parents or others to access information online 24/7.

Students should be careful about to whom they disclose their MCAN and/or MUID numbers, as personal information about their finances and academic records should be guarded.

More information about access to student records is available on the Marquette Central Web site.


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