The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records. FERPA also applies to the student's financial records. In accordance with the FERPA regulation, the Harper College Business Office is required to have the student's permission in order to release account information.
If a parent/guardian/spouse/etc. contacts our office with questions regarding a student's
account, details of the account cannot be released without a valid FERPA release on
file. This includes account balance, payment history, and specific charge information.
More information on FERPA
These FERPA Releases are specific to the Business Office only. Other offices at Harper College may require different FERPA Releases.