FERPA Protections

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 through Buff 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) (Parent Affidavit)
  • 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)

Managing Your Record Privacy

CU Boulder offers a variety of resources to help you further manage the privacy of your education record: