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Registrar Support: FERPA

FERPA

Walden, like all academic institutions in the United States, adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Please visit the FERPA Release Form page to learn more about what information we release, how to grant others permission to receive your information, and more about FERPA's role in your program.

The university may disclose public, or directory, information at its discretion. Under FERPA, currently enrolled students and alumni have the right to request suppression of designated directory information. To request suppression of directory information, students and alumni can submit a written request to the Customer Care team at reghelp@waldenu.edu at any time.

Public (Directory) Information

  • Name, address, and telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Major field of study
  • Enrollment status
  • Program start date
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards
  • Previous institutions attended

Non-Public (Private) Information

Information other than directory information is not public and may not be released except under certain prescribed conditions.

Non-releasable information includes the following:

  • Grades
  • Courses taken
  • Test scores
  • Advising records
  • Educational services received
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Social Security number

FERPA Release Form

If you wish to grant Walden permission to release your student information to a family member, employer, or other party, you will need to submit a Student Information Release Form (FERPA) for each party you wish to grant access to your information. 
There are three kinds of information you can request be released:

  • Academic Records
    • Your grades, residency attendance, GPA, etc.
  • Financial Aid Information
    • Loan amount and lenders
  • Information Relating to Your Student Account
    • Your tuition fees and account balances

If you wish to grant permission for Walden to release more than one type of information (as outlined above) you will need to submit additional copies of the Student Information Release Form (FEPRA), providing one to each of the corresponding offices.

Authorization to Release Information Form