OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Release Form Information

What is FERPA?

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a law designed to protect the confidentiality of student information. However, the FERPA law permits schools to release sponsored student academic transcripts and directory information to their financial sponsors. This means that OSU may release sponsored students’ academic transcripts and directory information to sponsors, even if the students have not signed the FERPA Release Form. However, if students choose to sign the Authorization for Release of Information Form (FERPA Release Form), it will help our office to communicate with sponsors and serve student and sponsor needs more effectively.

We have an Arabic language version of the FERPA form to help students understand what the form means, however, please sign the English copy.

Authorization for Release of Information (Arabic)

How can signing the FERPA Release Form help me as a sponsored student?

By signing the FERPA waiver form, students are authorizing OSU to fully release information to their sponsors. This allows our office to work more closely with your sponsor to meet your needs as a valued sponsored student.

Do have I have to sign the FERPA Release Form?

You do not have to sign the FERPA Release Form. You have a legal right to not sign this form. It is helpful for our office if you sign the form and write "Do not release information" on the form, so that we know you do not wish to release information. This way we will not ask you to sign in the future.

How do I sign the FERPA Release Form?

You can print the FERPA Release Form from the web, or ask for a copy at the ILLC Welcome Desk. After you have signed the form, please turn it in to the ILLC Welcome Desk.