FERPA

Campus FERPA Policy

FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students. This law applies to all educational institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Therefore, the Bursar’s Office is not allowed to discuss information about the student’s account with anyone other than the student unless we have specific written or electronic permission from the student. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for more information on FERPA.

Waiver and Authorized Payers

Students can provide written or electronic permission to allow parents or others the ability to discuss and obtain their educational records if they so choose. They can give permission to CU in the following ways:

  1. Students can give access to student account information only* by designating parents or others (up to five people) as an Authorized Payer. This includes access to CUBill&Pay to view the tuition and fee bill online (no paper bills are mailed), pay online, enroll in payment plans, and discuss tuition and fees over the phone and through email (at their designated email address in CUBill&Pay).  If parents or family members are helping to pay tuition and fees, we strongly encourage students to authorize them as payers.
  2. Or, students can allow parents to inspect and discuss all educational records (grades, schedules, etc.) by completing the FERPA Consent Form in the Office of the Registrar.  This access allows the Bursar’s Office to discuss tuition and fees over the phone only.

*This does not include financial aid details and 1098T tax forms.  Parents cannot access the 1098T tax form directly.  Students must download the form in MyCUInfo and provide it to their parents.