Office of Financial Aid: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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Keeping a great partnership with our students and their families is very important to us. To ensure this is possible and to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records), you should be aware of the following:

  • Matriculated students may grant a third-party (i.e. parent, spouse, sibling, etc.) permission to access their financial aid records by completing a FERPA release form
  • Individuals accompanying a matriculated student during a visit to our office must have a FERPA release on file in order to meet or speak with a financial aid staff member
  • Without a FERPA release on file, only general information can be provided
  • A FERPA release cannot be processed on site and verbal consent cannot be accepted

To learn more about FERPA at Illinois Tech review this important guide.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@iit.edu or 312.567.7219 with questions.