Financial Aid Policies: Privacy Information
Quoted from FAU's Data Standard Committee Document:
"Disclosure of student information is governed by a federal law, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, called Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and also known as the Buckley Amendment, and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education at 34 C.F.R. 99.1 and by Florida law, at Section 228.093, Florida Statutes and regulations promulgated by the Florida Board of Education at 6C-6.015, F.A.C. and Florida Atlantic University at 6C5-4.009, F.A.C."
The Privacy Act exists to protect your right to confidentiality and limits our release of information about your file or award(s). Therefore, information released over the phone must be limited to general information. You must submit a written request if you need information about your financial aid released to an outside agency or to another person.