The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and prohibits schools from releasing student education records without the consent of eligible students.
All students enrolled in institutions of higher education, regardless of age, own their FERPA rights.
At PSC, it has been our practice NOT to release any information (whether it be via phone, email or in-person) to someone other than the student, without a signed FERPA release form from the student. New, current or former students can grant access to another person (parent, guardian, significant other, etc.) by completing Parent/Guest Access or by completing a FERPA release form.
Parent/Guest Access to MyPSC
The new Parent/Guest Access through MyPSC will give a parent/guest access to a student’s information online and in-person for the purpose of viewing a student’s financial aid information, grades, and/or paying a bill. The new system gives you additional options for secure parent/guest access. A student is able to invite a parent/guest to access their information, the parent/guest gets prompted to set up their credentials for activation and the student is then able to set each parent/guest access options accordingly. Students may wish to add, edit or delete parent/guest access also; all Parent/Guest Access can be controlled in MyPSC.
To set-up Parent/Guest Access, follow this tutorial.