Do parents have any rights under FERPA?
When your student was in elementary and high school, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gave you and your student rights to access and control your student's educational records. Now that your student is in college, these same laws transfer ownership of the records directly to your son or daughter.
According to FERPA, college students are considered responsible adults and are allowed to determine who will receive information about them. We at UWSP believe that this communication between parent and student will foster long term growth in relationships.
The quickest, easiest way for you to receive information about your student's grades, financial statement, or other student information is for him/her to provide it to you. Students can look information up online, and give or e-mail a copy to their parents. Student records are available through their myPoint account.