FERPA and the Privacy of Student Records

Columbia College Chicago complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA or the Act), as amended, by publishing an annual notice to students of their rights under the Act in Columbia College Chicago’s Catalog and Student Handbook.

Columbia's official FERPA statement and policy from the college catalog

Release of Information

If you want to give your parents, or any other individuals, permission to have access to your academic and/or financial information, please print the appropriate form below:

Authorization to Release Information Form

Authorization to Revoke Release Information Form

The student needs to fill out the form completely and submit it in person to the Office of the Registrar, 600 S Michigan, Room 611 with a valid student ID. Completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to registrar@colum.edu, but will only be accepted if sent from the student's Columbia Loop email account. Please be aware that this release is for inquiries and discussion purposes only. The college will not automatically mail grades, transcripts, or any financial information to the individuals authorized on the form. If you want your enrollment status sent to a lender, this is not the correct form, please complete the Request for Verification Form.

Disclosure Refusal

If you do not want any information released regarding your enrollment status or educational history, you may fill out a Disclosure Refusal Form. Disclosure Refusal is available only for currently enrolled students.