Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, prohibits the release of information from a student's file to third parties without written consent of the student. Students who want the Financial Aid Office to talk with any third party, including parents or a spouse, must put a release form in their financial aid folder giving the Financial Aid Office staff permission to speak to the people identified on the release form.
This release can be revoked by the student, at any time, by submitting a written request to the Financial Aid Office. Requests sent to other offices will not suffice for adding or deleting people from the financial aid form.
The release is number four on the TCC Financial Aid Application.