FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in 34C.F.R.§99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Those conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To other College officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records. A College official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.
- To officials of another College to which the student seeks or intends to enroll, or in which the student is already enrolled.
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received.
- To a parent(s) of an eligible student if the student is a dependent of the parent(s) for IRS tax purposes.
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
- In connection with a health or safety emergency if the College determines that there is an articulable and significant threat to the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
- To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the College, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the College determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21.