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 in MyCUInfo,
  • 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), and
  • 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).

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. For information about the release of other university-maintained records, visit:

Students: How to Grant Consent

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo.
  2. Click to expand the Profile & Settings menu on the right side of the page.
  3. Click Manage Profile and Privacy.
  4. In the pop-up menu, click FERPA Release.
  5. Click Authorize/Edit FERPA Consent to Release.
  6. Type the first and last name of the person to whom you want to grant access and/or their organization (if applicable).
  7. 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.
  8. Select the records category you'd like them to be able to access and/or discuss.
  9. Click Save. A confirmation message will let you know whether the save was successful.

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