Parent/Guardian Corner

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

Once a student is enrolled in University of Connecticut courses, they are considered a UConn Student and their education and financial records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For purposes of compliance with FERPA, the University considers all students, regardless of age or tax dependency status, to be independent. As a result, with only limited exceptions, we will need your UConn ECE Student’s documented permission in order for us to communicate with you. To better understand how this law impacts you and your student, please visit the FERPA website.

Even with the constraints of FERPA, UConn offers several options for parents to communicate with us on their student’s behalf. As a parent/guardian you may become a FERPA Designee, an Authorized User, and/or be granted Delegate Access.

TALK:

As a parent or guardian, in order for us to speak with you about your student’s education records, your student must designate you as a FERPA Designee. Your student assigns you a 4-digit pin that you are required to provide to a University representative when requesting information.

ACCESS:

As a parent or guardian, in order for you to see certain portions of your student’s educational records, your student can assign you as their Delegate in the Student Administration System. Delegated Access allows you, as the parent, to have your own login to access their records without having to call on your student’s behalf or use their personal login information.

PAY:

As a parent or guardian, in order for you to receive e-mail notifications of your student’s fee bill and/or pay the student fee bill on your student’s behalf, your student must designate you as an Authorized User in the Student Administration System.

We hope these tools allow you to help monitor your student’s account as they transition into their post high school careers.

To Set Up Parent/Guardian Access

STEP 1: STUDENT

Assign designee such as parent for communicationAssign delegate such as parent for accessAssign authorized user such as parent for payments

STEP 2: PARENT

Discuss student information with University officialsView certain educational recordsMake payments on behalf of student

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