What is FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)?
The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes certain rights for students regarding the privacy of their educational records. While parents/guardians and others may have an interest in the student's academic progress or finances, access to or release of records is provided only with the student's written consent.
If you would like access to your student's financial or academic records, talk to your student about it and have him/her complete the FERPA Release Form(s). There are two separate forms:
- release of financial information including financial aid, and
- release of academic records.
The Financial Release gives the student's designee(s) access to charges and payments on the student's account as well as information and records related to the student's finances at UND, including financial aid. Completion of this form also allows the student access to his/her financial and financial aid records and account information by phone and e-mail. In order to access this form (requires a log-in) your student must first claim his/her account and follow the steps listed.
Academic Records Release
The Academic Records Release allows the student designee(s) access to information directly related to his/her academic progress, such as grades, schedules, or a class list. Note: This form is printable and must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.