Parental Disclosure

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates the disclosure of student academic information to a parent. Under FERPA, parents may have access to their child’s educational records if the student gives written consent. If a student completes the “Student Consent to Release Educational Records” form a parent is permitted to discuss those records with the appropriate La Salle University office.

Please note, an administrator has the right to decline to discuss information with an authorized parent. The specified information will be made available only if requested by the authorized parent. An authorized parent must have the student’s ID number when they contact any administrator and may be asked to provide picture ID to authenticate their identity. The University does not automatically send/provide information to the authorized parent.

Medical and treatment records are a separate matter and require separate requests. Please visit Student Health Center or the Student Counseling Center for details.

A student’s education records may also be released to a parent, without consent of the student, in the following circumstances:

  • the student is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes
  • if the knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other students
  • the student is under age 21 and has violated any Federal, State, local law or policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Parents claiming a student as a dependent must present a copy of their income tax statement claiming the student as a dependent to the University Registrar’s Office, in person or via fax, 215-951-1785.