While we understand that parents, guardians, and family may be assisting a student with tuition and fees, all student account information is protected under FERPA and cannot be given out without permission from the student. The Business Office is not allowed by law to discuss or disclose private student account information to anyone who does not have FERPA permissions. 

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“eligible student”). The FERPA statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the FERPA regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99. - What is FERPA? | Protecting Student Privacy (ed.gov) 

How can I grant FERPA permissions?

Students can grant FERPA permissions to parents, guardians, and family members by contacting the Records and Registration Office. Please reach out to them by submitting a ticket via their support portal: Support : Harrisburg University Records & Registration.