The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended prohibits us from sharing information about you (student) with other individuals.
We cannot tell third parties the balance of your account or the amount of your loan check. We cannot tell third parties if you have paid your Statement, or the amount and date of the payment.
Grades and information concerning your enrollment status cannot be released except to state and federal agencies requesting specific information necessary to service you appropriately.
Transcripts are only released under your explicit written authorization.
We recognize that this limitation may cause occasional inconvenience to you, your family, and other interested parties, but we are bound by law to protect your right to privacy.
You may choose to allow certain individuals access to your information. In order to consent for release of records, you must come to the Office of the Registrar with photo identification (drivers license, school ID, passport) and complete the “Student Consent for Release of Records” form. The form must be signed in the presence of an employee of the Office of the Registrar. You will be required to submit a “FERPA Release Password” on the form, and at that time we will confirm your understanding of the following:
in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, my records cannot be released without my written consent;
by completing and signing this form, I am submitting written permission for the school officials at Washington & Jefferson College to release my records to and discuss my records with any individual that provides my “FERPA Release Password”;
the records eligible for release and discussion include Academic, Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid and Student/Discipline;
this written permission and password is valid during my enrollment at Washington & Jefferson College or until I:
change my password by completing and submitting a new “Student Consent for Release of Records” to the Registrar therefore establishing a new password; or
terminate my password and written consent by completing and submitting a “FERPA Release Password - Termination Form” to the Registrar.