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FERPA for Parents

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended (also known as the Buckley Amendment), affords current students certain rights with respect to their education records. Parents should be aware of the following:

Disclosure of Information to a Parent or Spouse of a Student

A parent or spouse of a student is advised that information contained in educational records, except as may be determined to be Directory Information, will not be disclosed to him/her without the prior written consent of the son, daughter, or spouse.

The easiest way for you to gain access to the students information would be to ask student submit the *Consent to Disclose Education Records to Third Party (PDF) form to the Office of the Registrar

To review more about FERPA and how it relates to your student and UH Hilo, please visit the FERPA page at the Office of the Registrar.