What is FERPA? How do I give my parents or others access to my information?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records and prohibits University staff from disclosing certain information to parents or other individuals without the permission of the student. Students may grant access to parents, guardians or spouses to talk with our staff in person, by telephone, or by email about their financial aid, billing, and records by following these steps:
  • Log in to CalCentral.
  • Click your name in the top right corner, and select "Profile."
  • From there, you can access the page to add delegate access to parents and/or guardians.


Watch this video or follow this step-by-step guide on how to get started.