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FERPA and Student Records Policy

What is FERPA?

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records for students at the university. To comply with this law, USU staff must have consent from the student to release any non-directory information from a student's education record (including grades, tuition bills, housing status, and more).

Recognizing that many students wish to share this information with their parents and family members, USU has developed a system that allows students to grant their parents or other family members access to education records. The student will need to set up anyone they wish to have access as a delegate in their MyUSU account and provide that person with their security phrase. Students can update these settings at any time by visiting

For Parents of New College Students

Tips with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years—from the senior year in high school through college graduation.

Stay in the Know

USU has plenty of resources and programs for parents, including informational podcasts, USU's Parent & Family Network, and helpful videos. In addition, you can join the USU Eastern Parent Group.