A new, universal procedure exists for students who want to provide third parties (parents, organizations, employers, etc.) with access to academic, financial, financial aid, housing, or disciplinary records.
Students are able to initiate, manage, and expire their consents directly through PAWS, although a new universal paper form also exists, primarily for
former students who no longer can access PAWS.
New students will begin
receiving information about the FERPA consent functionality in PAWS at
orientations this summer. More information on how students can initiate FERPA consents in
PAWS can be found on the Student Information Release website, along with information on existing PAWS
Designate Access functionality.
In addition to the new consent functionality for students, most PAWS
administrative users are able to view the consents that a student has on file.
Although most administrative users have access to view student
FERPA consent releases in PAWS, it is expected that the information will only
support cursory communications with third parties. Any official release
of UWM records under FERPA should be handled by the offices that are the
custodians of the requested data
Student consent releases that were submitted prior to July 2015
may not be reflected on the Student Consent Release page in PAWS.
to the universal process, multiple offices around campus maintained separate
processes for the release of records in their areas (Registrar, Bursars,
Financial Aid, University Housing, and Dean of Students), and consent release
information from that period will be retained exclusively within those offices.
If any questions come up, please contact the
Registrar's Office via our online contact form.