Student Privacy & FERPA for Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 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 yourwritten consent.

Your rights are outlined in two IU policies:

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 you 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 One.IU. 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.

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. Your information may only be viewed through the 3rd Party User Access app in One.IU.

For more information regarding this service and the steps you need to follow to acquire third party access, see Student Central's Third Party Access documentation. You can also find detailed instuctions in the IU Knowledge Base article As an IU student, how do I allow someone to view my personal information?


Questions and comments regarding FERPA may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at or (812) 855-2654.