What Every Parent Should Know!

Access to Student Education Records

Furman understands that you likely play an important role in your son or daughter's education. It is also important to know that rights pertaining to the release of student information are held by the student and no one else. Accordingly, during orientation when we first inform students about our information release policy, we ask them whether it meets with their approval to share selected academic information beyond public information from their records, such as individual course grades and other course-related evaluations, grade point average, and academic status, with you. We also designate billing and financial aid details as an area that we would discuss with you if the student permits.

Be aware though, that if your son or daughter did not allow for the release of information to you Furman may still choose to share some of the protected items. In order to do so, we must be provided appropriate documentation showing that he or she was financially dependent upon you during the most recent tax year. Finally, any information shared with one parent (excluding financial information) can be disclosed to both unless the student specifically directs the university otherwise. Information routing instructions should be forwarded to Academic Records.


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