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Disclosures to Parents of Students

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When a student reaches the age of 18, or attends a postsecondary institution regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer to the student. Guidelines for the disclosure of information to parents are as follows:

  • Parents may obtain directory information at the discretion of the institution.
  • Parents may obtain nondirectory information (e.g., grades, GPA) at the discretion of the institution and after it is determined that the student is legally dependent on either parent.
  • Parents may also obtain nondirectory information if they have a signed consent from the student.