Parents and students put their trust in the stewards of education data to ensure students’ personal information is properly safeguarded and is used only for legitimate purposes and only when absolutely necessary. Midwestern State University deeply values this trust and strives to ensure it is doing all it can do to protect the privacy of our students and the uses of their data.

The business office is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of our students.  In accordance with current FERPA guidelines, no information about a student or a student's account will be released to anyone but the student unless a release of information is on file.


What is FERPA?

"FERPA is a Federal law that is administered by the Family Policy Compliance Office in the U.S. Department of Education.  20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99.  FERPA applies to all educational agencies and institutions (e.g., schools) that receive funding under any program administered by the Department." (

For more information regarding FERPA guidelines, including student's rights, please visit