Welcome Parents! Now that your student is going to college there are a few things you may need to know. Such as, what is FERPA? Your student has certain rights regarding their education records when beginning attendance at a post-secondary institution, or upon reaching the age of 18. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and transfers the rights regarding those records to the student.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, (FERPA), Clayton State University is restricted in releasing student information without the consent of the student. It provides the student a right to inspect his/her records and restrict the disclosure of those records. Further information about FERPA is available on the U.S. Department of Education FERPA website. If your student wishes to give you limited access to their financial aid information, they must complete the Release Authorization Form. The Release Authorization Form must be completed for each academic year. You can find the year-specific forms by going to our homepage, then to "Forms" in the menu to the left and to the appropriate year in the drop down menu.
You may find the following links in assisting your student through the Financial Aid process. General information can be found on the menu bar to the left.
You may also find the following links to be helpful: