PRIVACY AND FILE ACCESS POLICY
The Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits the release of privileged and confidential information concerning individual students unless authorization is received by the student and/or guardian (if the student is a minor) for each third party request. The school form may be used for this purpose. It is the school's policy that no information is released without written authorization by the student, with the exception of a parent who claims the student on their Federal tax return. The school will release information to any federal, state or local official, auditor, or accrediting body having the authority to request such information. Upon request a student will be scheduled time to review or give permission to an outside individual to review his/her student records. These records may include academic, financial aid and advisement records. A student may not review income and asset information on parents in the file without written consent of the parents. Cumulative education records are maintained for each student for a minimum of three years after graduation or termination.