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