The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA gives parents certain rights to their student's educational records, and these rights transfer to the student when the student reaches the age of 18 or pursues education beyond the high schol level. Schools must have written permission from the eligible student in order to release information from a student's educational record.
Details regarding the student's account information, financial aid information, and academic record information may be released to specific people with the completion of an Authorization to Release Student Information form. For more information, visit the website for KU's Office of the Registrar.