About FERPA Consent

    FERPA consent to release allows a parent or authorized third party to contact the university on behalf of the student about educational or financial records.

    To authorize access to your other university-maintained records, see:

    Consent to Release FAQs

    Authorize a Parent or Third Party

    1. Log in to the student portal.
    2. Click the Student tab, if applicable.
    3. Click to expand the Profile & Settings menu on the right side of the page.
    4. Click Manage Profile and Privacy.
    5. In the pop-up menu, click FERPA Release.
    6. Click Authorize/Edit FERPA Consent to Release.
    7. Enter the first and last name of the person and/or organization (if applicable) you want to grant access to.
    8. Set a password that is unique to this specific parent or third party. They must provide this password when contacting CU Boulder about your record.
    9. Select the records category you'd like them to be able to access and/or discuss.
    10. Click Save. A confirmation message will let you know whether the save was successful.