Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Information Disclosure

Authorization to Release Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) exists to protect your right to confidentiality and limits our ability to release information about your financial aid. In compliance with the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Chico State is prohibited from providing certain information from your student record to a third party, such as grades, billing, tuition and fee assessments, financial aid and other student record information. This restriction applies, but is not limited, to your parents, your spouse, or a sponsor.

You may grant the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office permission to release information about your financial aid to a third party (including parents, step-parents, spouse, etc.) by submitting an Authorization to Release, located under the Records section of your Student Center. Here are step-by-step instructions (PDF) to completing the authorization to release.