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FERPA

FERPA is the Federal law, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and it protects the privacy of the student education records and guarantees students’ access to their own records. Read more about these rights.

 

 


The Bobcat Family Portal

Texas State University parents and families can now connect with their students and view important student records through the Bobcat Family Portal. The portal can provide families with an electronic FERPA waiver to simplify the process of requesting access to student academic and financial information. It’s easy. Parents or family members make a request to connect; students decide which records to share.


 

 

FERPA Annual Notification

UPPS No. 01.04.31 - Access to Student Records Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
 

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Forms

Grant Access to Student Records*
Revoke Access to Student Records*
Parental Affidavit of Dependency
Permission to Pick Up Records

*Existing forms on file will only be valid until May 29, 2020. Please use our new electronic waiver through the Bobcat Family Portal.

 

Privacy Holds

Instructions to place or remove privacy holds

If and when a student requests for our office to place a Privacy Hold on their record, our staff is not allowed to release any information without a written consent.  If and when a student decides to remove a privacy hold, they must submit a request in writing. A completed, physically signed form can be returned to the Office of the University Registrar either in person, by email, faxed or mailed in along with a legible copy of the student’s driver’s license or state ID (required to verify signature).