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California State University, Long Beach

Information Disclosure (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. This privacy right is a right vested in the student. FERPA protects your right to confidentiality and limits our ability to release information about your financial aid. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

CSULB’s Office of Financial Aid WILL NOT release information about your financial aid records to any person who is not you (the student). Any documentation submitted by you and/or your parents (including details of your award package), is considered confidential and will not be released without your written consent.  Parents who wish to discuss their child’s financial aid should encourage their student to complete the release form.

If you would like to authorize CSULB's Office of Financial Aid to discuss your financial aid information with another person – including your parents and/or spouse – complete and submit our Student FERPA Information Release form, which can only be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid Windows at Brotman Hall.

The release form MUST BE SUBMITTED IN-PERSON TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE, and photo identification must be provided in order to confirm that the student is the one who has authorized the release. Please note: A new Student Authorization to Release Information form must be completed and signed each academic year.

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