FERPA for Parents
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records for all students at the university. The general principle is that student education records are considered confidential and may not be released to third parties (including parents) without the written consent of the student. Protected elements of the student’s education record include, but are not limited to, financial data, progress in courses, class scheduling, grade information, and academic disciplinary information.
About Third Party Access
We understand that many students wish to share information with their parents and family members, so we have created a method which allows the student to provide third party access to this information. Students now have the ability to authorize another person, such as a parent or guardian, to view specific types of personal information in the Student Information System (SIS) through OneStart (https://onestart.iu.edu). Individuals granted third party access will have the ability to view personal information such as financial aid award and summary information, descriptions of holds on records, grades, unofficial transcripts, and class and final exam schedules.* We hope to facilitate good communication between you and your son/daughter regarding his/her college experience by providing this service.
Please note: this access does not authorize the third party to receive information from the university by any other method, such as phone, email or in-person visits. The student’s information may only be viewed through the Third Party Access link in OneStart.
For more information regarding this service, click Third Party Access.
* For information about access to bursar account information, including e-bills, students must create Authorized Payer access in QuikPAY.
If you have questions about FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar by email (REGISTRAR@indiana.edu) or call (812)855-0121.