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2017-2018 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2017-2018 ULM Student Policy Manual [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Confidentiality of Student Records

Revised 7/1/08

Pursuant to the requirements of the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)—Public Law 93-380, certain types of information, designated by law as “directory information,” may be released without the student’s permission. A list of the types of directory information which can be released (e.g., name, address, phone number) are listed in this publication and may be obtained in the Registrar’s Office. Students who wish directory information to be withheld should complete a “Withholding Information” form in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s Office webpage.

Requests to prevent either the releasing or publishing of directory information will be in effect indefinitely until written notification is received in the Registrar’s Office. Students have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office in Washington, DC, concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the Act. Student medical records are covered by FERPA privacy mandates.

Students who wish to allow their parents access to their records (academic, financial, billing, or any information related to their enrollment at ULM) may complete a “Privacy Waiver for Parental Access to Records” form in the Registrar’s Office. If the student chooses at a later date to rescind parental access to records, he/she must complete a “Rescindment of FERPA Parental Privacy Waiver” document in the Registrar’s Office. Either form requires that the student present a picture ID and sign the form in the presence of an authorized ULM official.