Frequently Asked Questions for FERPA

The student’s request to restrict directory information is reflected in the Student Information System (SIS). Once the student’s record has been flagged in SIS, it will be displayed with the message: “Student has requested that no information be released.”

A full text of the law is available through the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA does not permit USC to release non-directory information without the signed consent of the child.

Students can provide parents access to receive and inspect tuition and fee billing statements through OASIS for Guests or through USC ePay for Guests. Additional instructions for students to set up parent accounts are available on the Student Financial Services website.

No, a student does not have the right to request non-disclosure of directory information to a particular person or group of persons.