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FERPA Information for Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) limits access to the information contained in student records by third parties.  A Consent to Release Student Information (FERPA form) form must be on file giving permission to release student information to third parties.  If there is no form on file or the form excludes the person requesting information, we cannot release information regarding the student.

Students can update account access information either on-line through the Student Self-Service Center or by completing a hard copy of the Consent to Release Student Information form. 

  Frequently Asked Questions  

On-Line FERPA Instructions

Students can visit the student self-service center to maintain third party access to student records.  Please note that the student ID number and PIN are required to enter the student self-service center.  Students should keep their PIN confidential as sharing their PIN will give access to view and update their student information.

To View Contacts on File:

  • Enter the student self-service center and enter your User ID and PIN.
  • Click on Student Main Menu.
  • Click on FERPA Information to view or update FERPA information.
  • Choose View FERPA Contacts to view your current third party access on file.

To Add a New Contact:

  • Enter the student self-service center and enter your User ID and PIN.
  • Click on Student Main Menu.
  • Click on FERPA Information to view or update FERPA information.
  • Choose Update FERPA Contacts to add a new contact, update existing contacts, or remove an existing contact.
  • Click on New Contact.
  • To proceed to add a new contact, you must carefully read and acknowledge that you have read and understand the Consent to Release Student Information section.  Please note that to acknowledge you have read the information provided you must click on the "I have read and understand the FERPA Agreement" button.
  • Enter the personal information for the contact person:  Full name, address, telephone number.
  • Click on the boxes related to Grants all access or the boxes to the areas where you are granting access to your contact.
  • Please note:  Access to Student Conduct can be restricted by academic year. 

To Update an Existing Contact:

  • Enter the student self-service center and enter your User ID and PIN.
  • Click on Student Main Menu.
  • Click on FERPA Information to view or update FERPA information.
  • Choose Update FERPA Contacts to add a new contact, update existing contacts, or remove an existing contact.
  • Click on the Name of the contact you are updating information for.
  • To proceed to update information, you must carefully read and acknowledge that you have read and understand the Consent to Release Student Information section.  Please note that to acknowledge you have read the information provided you must click on the "I have read and understand the FERPA Agreement" button.
  • Click or Unclick the boxes necessary to remove/add access to the categories listed.  To remove all access to a contact please check the Remove Contact box located above the Order field.
  • Click Submit Changes.
  • Please note:  You have the right to add/remove access to third parties at any time.  You need to update this access either on-line or by using the University of Hartford's official Consent to Release Student Information form. 
  • Please note:  Access removed is effective on the date the student requests this change.  All information released prior to this date is covered under the previous access granted.

 
Consent to Release Student Information Forms

Forms can be obtained at the Student Administrative Services Center (SASC) which is located on the second floor of the Beatrice Auerbach Computer and Administration Building (Computer Center) or on-line by clicking here

  • Please note that the student is required to fill out and return this form to the Student Administrative Services Center (SASC). 
  • Student signatures will be verified.  We reserve the right to contact students if we are unable to verify the student signature as presented on the form.
  • Each form allows the student to list up to two Individuals/Agencies to grant student information access to.  If additional contacts are needed, the student must completely fill out another form for those contacts.
  • The student can rescind all access by contacting SASC.
  • Forms can be hand delivered to SASC or mailed to the following address:                                                                            

SASC - FERPA
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117