The Catholic University of America

Student Records Privacy


Notification of Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Office of General Counsel's FERPA Q & A

FERPA Awareness Training



Education Record Release Form

Students who wish to authorize release of records information to a third-party, including a parent or guardian, should complete this form.

Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information

Students should complete this form if they wish to block the release of directory information to requestors who do not have the student's signed consent.  Keep in mind that non-directory information (e.g., grades, course schedules) is already not releasable without a student's signed consent.

Investigator Release Form

Investigators requesting information about a studnet or alum should complete this form.  Only directory information can be released unless the student has signed consent for the release of additional information.  In cases where a student has placed a block on release of directory information, signed consent is required for release of any information.  Certain information (e.g., grades/transcripts) may not be releasable if the student/alum has a hold on their record.