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 one of two ways:

  1. Students can give access to financial information only by designating parents (or others) as an Authorized Payer. 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 providing written consent to the Office of the Registrar.