Disclosure of Records

A student’s prior written consent must be obtained before their educational record information may be disclosed to a third party, with some exceptions permitted by FERPA.  The exceptions include but are not limited to the following:

  • UW–Madison school officials (e.g, faculty and staff) with a legitimate educational interest
  • Directory information that has not been restricted by the student
  • Entities performing duties on behalf of the University
  • Representatives of agencies or organizations from which the student has received financial aid, including banks or other lending agencies
  • Other schools to which the student is transferring or has enrolled
  • Federal and state officials, organizations conducting studies on behalf of the University, and accrediting organizations
  • Requests when there is an articulable and significant threat to the health and safety of the student or other individuals
  • Requests in accordance with a lawful subpoena or court order