Disclosure of a student's confidential education records requires prior written consent of the student (unless disclosure is permitted under certain exceptions to FERPA set forth in Section 99.31 of the FERPA Regulations). A student's written consent may be obtained by using the applicable form below.
Student Consent Form for Access to Education Records - Use this form when a department or unit on campus requests disclosure of a student's education records or when a student requests disclosure of his/her education records to a third party.
Consent for Letters of Recommendation/Evaluation - In order to submit recommendations or evaluations in accordance with FERPA regulations, school officials must request that students submit this authorization/waiver or its equivalent prior to providing FERPA-protected student information to third parties.
Verification Letter - Use this form for verification when a third party has requested education records, and it is not clear that the student has consented to such disclosure in writing. Fill in the blanks on this sample letter then send to student. Do not release a student's records to the requesting party until he/she responds to this letter.