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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Privacy Act protects student educational records such as academic progress and financial data. Students “own” their educational records and data may not be disclosed to others without the student’s consent. This includes parents.
What are all the ways students can give consent for a 3rd Party to access their Bursar billing information?
- Authorize a 3rd Party for eBilling. Granting this will give the 3rd Party the ability to view the students account information on CougarNet.
- Authorization Form. Students may obtain and complete an Authorization Form in the Bursar’s Office. A notarized signature is required or the students’ signature can be witnessed by a Bursar’s Office employee. The student puts on the form a password that they will provide to the 3rd party. Granting this will give the 3rd Party the ability to call into the Bursar’s Office to obtain information over the phone. The 3rd Party must identify themselves and provide the password.
- The form may also be downloaded from our website, http://www.siue.edu/bursar/pdf/Auth_to_Release_Info_2010.pdf. However, you must sign the form in front of Bursar Personnel or witnessed by a notary.