Confidentiality of Records and Release of Information

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Illinois College is prohibited from providing certain information from student records to a third party, such as information on grades, billing, tuition and fees assessment, financial aid (including scholarships, grants, work-study or loan amounts) and other student record information except under certain conditions. This restriction applies, but is not limited, to parents, spouse, or a sponsor. A student may grant Illinois College permission to release information about his/her student records to a third party by submitting the Set Permissions for Access to Information on Connect2. FERPA allows the college to release directory information, which Illinois College designates as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, picture, major field of study, grade level, enrollment status, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, and honors/awards. Students may elect to limit the release of directory information when completing their Personal Information Updates each semester.

Complete information on procedures to allow or block release of information and student access to personal files is included in the Student Handbook (Illinois College Blue Book), which is available on the college web page.