Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
In compliance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Lewis & Clark is prohibited from providing student information to a third party. This federal law is designed to protect the privacy of and limit access to the educational records of students. Parents, guardians, and other individuals associated with a student do not have access to the student’s educational records, including the student’s financial account with the college. Therefore, according to Federal Law, Student and Departmental Account Services may not disclose information pertaining to a student’s account with a parent or guardian unless official consent is granted by the student.
To provide permission to discuss with parents, guardians, or any other designated party aspects of the student account in relation to financial aid, students must submit the completed Authorization to Release Financial Aid Information consent form available here. Instructions on where to submit the form are disclosed on the document.
Additionally, Student and Departmental Account Services offers the capability for students to grant access to their student account statement by enrolling their designee(s) in Shared Access to the Student Account Center. Further information on Shared Access enrollment is available here.
A more detailed discussion on FERPA regulations is available here or visit: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Questions regarding FERPA interpretation should be directed to the Registrar of the school for which you are enrolled.