The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and prohibits schools from releasing student education records without the consent of eligible students.
All students enrolled in institutions of higher education, regardless of age, own their FERPA rights.
At CSC, it is our practice NOT to release any information (whether it be via phone, email, or in-person) to someone other than the student, without a signed FERPA release form from the student. Student's who wish to grant FERPA release to another person (parent, guardian, significant other, etc.) can do so by completing the FERPA form.
Students may wish to grant access to parents and/or guests to see information displayed within their MyCSC account. To set-up Parent/Guest Access, follow this tutorial.
IMPORTANT: Granting Parent/Guest Access is not equivalent to signing a FERPA release form. If students wish for us release information to another person, a FERPA release must be completed.