What FERPA Means for Parents and Families:

Can I have access to my student's grades?

Grades are part of the student's educational record that is protected under FERPA. MSU cannot provide a parent or family member access to a student's grades without the student's written permission.

The Office of the Registrar manages student grade records and the requirements to disclose those grades.

Some Offices on campus do have FERPA releases; these releases only allow them to release the information their offices are responsible for.

  • For records including financial aid, scholarship and billing/account information, please visit Financial Aid Office.

Where can I see the content of the law?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act can be found on the United States Department of Education's website

MSU posts Notice to Students Regarding Privacy of Records in the MSU Catalog.