Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA)
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a federally funded institution and is required by law to follow the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits Financial Aid, Registrar, Fiscal Services, and many other UTSA departments from releasing any specific student education information without the student’s written permission.
Effective January 1, 2006, parents, guardians, spouses, etc…, will not have access to the student’s education records, including account information, unless the student has filled out a Student Authorization to Release Education Records Form. This form has to be submitted in person or by mail to either Enrollment Services or the Registrar Office, located on the first floor of the John Peace Library Building (JPL).
Without this form on file, the above mentioned departments may not disclose to anyone except the student the following type of information but not limited to:
- Financial aid and refund amounts, refund check amount, financial aid status, or any specifics of the students account.
- Tuition payment amounts, past due balances, or any other account information.
- Grades, class schedules, enrollment status, or specifics of the student's enrollment
Disclosure: Enrollment Services (who provides support for Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Fiscal Services) reserves the right not to release grades or GPA over the phone even if a Student Authorization to Release Educational Records Form is on file.
If you have any questions regarding FERPA, please feel free to contact Enrollment Services at 458-8000 or 1-800-669-0919 or additional information regarding FERPA may be viewed at the Education Department Web site.