The Catholic University of America

Key Concepts:

  • Written and Signed Consent Before Disclosure: CUA must have written permission from the student before releasing information from a student’s education record.
  • Exceptions to Disclosure: There are exceptions where CUA may release information without a student’s written permission. Some examples include:
       
    • Directory information (public information) unless the student has requested non-disclosure.
    • A school official with legitimate educational interest.
  • School Official with Legitimate Educational Interest: When a person employed by CUA in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, support staff position or an agent of CUA who is required to access student information in order to perform their assigned job duties. In other words, only those individuals who “need to know” should be accessing information. Never seek information about a student’s record just because you are curious about them.
  • Parental Disclosure: A student’s education information may not be released to anyone other than the student without the student’s written and signed consent. Even if the requestor is a parent. For example, if your child attends CUA you may not access his or her record or ask for information related to their record, without your child's written and signed authorization.
  • If the student is a dependent of the parent for tax purposes, CUA has the discretion to release student record information to the parents. These requests are handled through Enrollment Services.
  • Spouse Disclosure: Again, a student’s education information may not be released to anyone other than the student without the student’s written and signed consent. Even if the requestor is a spouse.


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