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 forformer students who no longer can access PAWS.
New students will beginreceiving information about the FERPA consent functionality in PAWS atorientations this summer. More information on how students can initiate FERPA consents inPAWS can be found on the Student Information Release website, along with information on existing PAWSDesignate Access functionality. In addition to the new consent functionality for students, most PAWSadministrative users are able to view the consents that a student has on file.
Although most administrative users have access to view studentFERPA consent releases in PAWS, it is expected that the information will onlysupport cursory communications with third parties. Any official releaseof UWM records under FERPA should be handled by the offices that are thecustodians of the requested data
- Student consent releases that were submitted prior to July 2015may not be reflected on the Student Consent Release page in PAWS.
- Priorto the universal process, multiple offices around campus maintained separateprocesses for the release of records in their areas (Registrar, Bursars,Financial Aid, University Housing, and Dean of Students), and consent releaseinformation from that period will be retained exclusively within those offices.
If any questions come up, please contact theRegistrar's Office via our online contact form.