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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs who has access to students’ educational records. Under this law, students enrolled in a postsecondary institution at any age are in control of their records and must grant access for others, including parents, to view these records. Educational records include academic records, testing data, disciplinary records, and financial information.
Students can sign a release form that allows parents to access records. Without the form, staff can offer parents general information about RIT policies and procedures that may help answer questions about a student’s situation. Further, many RIT staff members will ask that conversations with parents also include students, opening the communication to all involved parties.
Students can grant access to aspects of their eServices account, allowing you to:
- View and pay tuition statements
- View financial aid information
- View FINAL grades and class schedule
- Request a payment plan
Your student can initiate this process on their eServices account. Once they add you as a third party, you will receive an email to the account your student provided directing you to complete the process.