Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides for specific rights to students regarding the privacy of their educational records. When a student reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level, all rights given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. Contact the Registrar’s Office or Student Life Office if you have questions regarding circumstances in which we may share information to parents/guardians without student consent.
In college, students are responsible for their education and therefore all communication regarding money, registration, grades, etc. is made directly with the students. However, a student may wish for 3rd parties (parents, guardian, etc) authorization to discuss with or request information from NWU, and may designate this permission. Designating NWU authorization to discuss/share information with a 3rd party does not transfer responsibility or decision-making; the student is still ultimately responsible for all aspects for his/her education at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
To grant 3rd party access to “Self-Service,” click on “View Tuition Statement”. Once in self-service, click on “User Options” and select “View/Add Proxy Access.” This will allow you to enter as many users as you wish to receive access to tuition statements, financial aid information, tax information and/or grades.