Release of Information

According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), educational records may only be released to parents, spouses or others if one of the following conditions has been met:

  • Through the written consent of the student. Students must file a completed “Authorization for Release of Information” on cougar connection via form central.
  • In compliance with a subpoena.
  • By submission of evidence that the parents declared the student as a dependent on their most recent federal income tax submission.

For more information regarding FERPA regulations, please refer to the student educational records section on page 75 of the USF Student Handbook.