At the post-secondary level, student education records may be released to a parent or other third party only under the following circumstances:
- Through the consent of the student via FERPA Consent to Release established in the myUCCS Portal
- In compliance with a subpoena
- By submission of evidence that the parents declare the student as a dependent on their most recent Federal Income Tax form (IRS Code, Section 152).
- Under the alcohol and controlled substance exception or in connection with a health and safety emergency under the circumstances set forth in § 99.36 (if the student is under 21 years of age)
- FERPA Consent to Release allows a parent or authorized third party to contact the university on behalf of the student about educational or financial records only. Note: FERPA Consent to Release only applies to academic and financial records. For more information on the release of medical records contact the Wellness Center.
For an in-depth review of FERPA, please visit the Family Educational Rights and Privacy site: www.uccs.edu/registrar/ferpa-the-family-educational-rights-and-privacy-act
Students: How to Grant Consent
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- Log in to myUCCS Portal and expand the Records and Registration menu on the left side of the page.
- Under Records and Registration, click FERPA Consent to Release (Third Party Access to Education Record).
- Type in the first and last name of the person to whom you want to grant access and/or their organization (if applicable).
- Set a password that is unique to this specific parent or third party. They must provide it when contacting UCCS about your record.
- Select the records category you’d like them to be able to access and/or discuss.
- Click Save to see a confirmation message before moving on.
To learn more about FERPA Consent to Release read through our FAQs