The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act transfers control of the student's educational record to the student as college students are considered responsible adults who determine what personal information will be released to whom.
How to obtain information
The simplest way for parents to receive information about the student's grades, financial statement, or other student information is for the student to provide it. Students can look up information online, print it, and provide a copy to their parents.
Students can grant parents access to their educational record by submitting "The Release of Information Form" to the Registrar's Office.
Violation of alcohol or drug policies
FERPA regulations allow, but do not require, higher education institutions to provide notice to parents when a student violates federal, state or local laws related to alcohol or drugs.
The U.S. Department of Education is responsible for overseeing FERPA. For additional information.
Please access the Department's Website: www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/.