Student Employment recognizes the benefits of students having a strong support system from their parents and family members. However, Federal law state that there are some limitations that must be addressed when communication certain information to parents.
FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
Now that your student is enrolled in a University, ownership and control of their
educational records are now only accessible by the student. According to FERPA, college
students, regardless of their age, are considered responsible adults that are allowed
to determine who will receive personal information about them. While parents understandably
have an interest in a student’s academic progress, they are not automatically granted
access to a student’s records without written consent of that student. Parents are
encouraged to consult with their student if academic information is needed.
FERPA and Student Employment
Now that you have an understanding of FERPA you are probably wondering how that applies to Student Employment. Student Employment cannot release any information to you regarding:
- Jobs your student has applied to.
- Disciplinary actions from a student employment job.
- Wage information from a student employment job.
These are just a few examples.
For more information please visit: Department of Education FERPA Guidelines