FERPA Disclosure of Education Records

Personally identifiable information from the education records of a student may be disclosed by the university with the prior written consent of the student.  The existence of a student's written consent to disclose does not require the university to disclose this information under FERPA, but rather permits it's disclosure.  However, the university may disclose information without the prior written consent of the student in the following circumstances:

  1. To school officials with a legitimate educational interest in the records.
  2. To officials of another school, at the request of those officials, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  3. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Comptroller General, and state and local education authorities, in connections with certain state or federally supported education programs. 
  4. In connection with a student's request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount or conditions of the financial aid or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
  5. If disclosure is required by certain state laws relating to the juvenile justice system.
  6. To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the university.
  7. To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
  8. To either of two parents when at least one parent has claimed the student as a dependent for income tax purposes.  A certified copy of the parents' most recent federal income tax form may be required to verify dependency.
  9. To comply with a valid court order or subpoena or to comply with federal law (e.g. the USA Patriot Act or the Solomon Amendment).
  10. To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency.
  11. To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the university with respect to the alleged crime or offense.  The university may disclose the final results of the disciplinary proceedings, regardless of whether it concluded a violation was committed.
  12. Directory information so designated by the university.
  13. To parents of students under the age of 21 when laws or university policies regarding alcohol or drugs are violated (see Parental Notification Policy).
  14. To a court or administrative agency in the event of legal action between the university and a student.