Accessing or Discussing a Student’s Record

A federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, affords students certain rights regarding their educational records.  Before calling, emailing, or visiting our office to discuss a student’s record, please ensure that the student has identified you as a designee, and that you have your FERPA code available.

If you have not been assigned a FERPA code, you will need to ask the student to complete the FERPA Designee Pin process and name you as a designee in order for University staff to be able to speak with you about certain financial aid information.

The student also has the option to grant you access as a delegate, in which you will be able to log in and view certain financial aid information associated with the student’s record.  However, being granted access as a delegate will not allow University staff to discuss information from the student’s record.

Information regarding FERPA and how to designate access is available at