FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, was designed by the federal government to protect the privacy of educational records.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


Under this policy, UW-Stout officials are not permitted to give any information to a third party, including the student's parents and/or guardians, about the student's:

  • Academic progress, including grades
  • Personal development or disciplinary matters.

However, it is often the student's wish that information be released to the parent or other designated officials who may seek information from the college. If a student wishes to grant access to his/her information, this consent form [PDF] must be signed and submitted to the Dean of Students Office, 130 Bowman Hall.

This consent will remain in effect for the duration of the academic year, but may be revoked at any time prior to the end of the academic year by contacting the Dean of Students Office at 715-232-1181.

Click here for more information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act