Under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, disclosure of information from a student’s educational records is strictly limited and all colleges must have policies in place to comply with this law.
Students who wish to be able to access account specific information over the phone must complete a FERPA Waiver/Authentication Form. On this form, you create a FERPA password that you will be asked to provide when you call. You may also give access to third parties such as your parents. The name of the third party you wish to authorize must be listed on the FERPA form and that person must know your Student ID Number and FERPA password when he/she calls. The FERPA Waiver Form only has to be completed once and will remain on file unless the student rescinds the form. Information about FERPA as well as the form can be obtained at www.hvcc.edu/catalog/policies/ferpa.html.