Financial Aid is required to provide student information in cooperation with agencies and individuals involved in conducting an audit, program review, investigation or other review authorized by law. The Financial Aid Office contracts certain financial aid related services to other college officials. A “college official” has a “legitimate educational interest” whenever he or she is performing a task that is specified in his or her position, description, or by a contract agreement, performing a task related to a student’s education, performing a task related to the discipline of a student, or providing a service or benefit relating to the student.
A student has the opportunity to inspect and review his or her Financial Aid records within 45 days of the receipt of a request. The request must be made to the Financial Aid Office in writing.
Students can also authorize release of Financial Aid information to a parent, scholarship provider or tribal organization by submitting the request in writing. A student may revoke that authorization at any time afterward by putting the request in writing. Requests that are not submitted in person must also be notarized. Most other types of financial aid data sharing are disallowed.