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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. The Family Educational Records and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as amended is a federal law intended to protect the privacy of student educational records accumulated from early childhood through college. FERPA provides parents with certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. However, once a student reaches the age of 18 or enters college, the rights previously held by the parents transfer exclusively to the student.

In compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the Regents’ Policy on Access to and Release of Student Education Records, the University is prohibited from providing certain information from your student records to a third party, such as information on grades, billing, tuition and fees assessments, financial aid (including scholarships, grants, work-study, or loan amounts) and other student record information. This restriction applies, but is not limited to, your parents, your spouse or a sponsor.

You may, at your discretion, grant the University permission to release information about your student records to a third party by submitting a completed Student Information Release Authorization. You must complete a separate form for each third party to whom you grant access to information on your student records. The specified information will be made available only if requested by the authorized third party. The University does not automatically send information to a third party.

Submit your completed form to Office of the Registrar, Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560 or fax to 419-824-3762. Please note that your authorization to release information has no expiration date; however, you may revoke your authorization at any time by sending a written request to the same address. It is University policy not to release certain aspects of student records (e. g. registration, grades, GPA) over the phone or via email.