Student and Parent Information
Do I need to do anything about FERPA after I graduate from high school?
Once high school students graduate and enroll in a postsecondary institution (i.e., a college or university), students can designate specific persons to whom they would like to grant access to their FERPA or education record information. Students must complete OCU’s FERPA Release Form in order to authorize Oakland City University to release any information concerning their student file, student account, financial aid received/pending, or loans that have been/will be distributed to them, to a specific list of people.
In the case of dual credit students, who technically enroll in both secondary and post-secondary institution simultaneously, FERPA dictates the “the two schools may exchange information on that student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school.” (FERPA FAQs#7, U.S. Dept. of Education; http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/faq.html)
OCU has established its own FERPA policy in accordance with federal guidelines.