Confidentiality of Student Records
Information submitted by students on the FAFSA and other financial aid applications or documents are held in confidential files within the Financial Aid Office.
Under the provisions of the Federal Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974, students have a right to review the information in their financial aid files. Parental information submitted on the FAFSA will not be shared with the student unless permission is granted by the parents in writing.
The right of inspection is available to students who are or have been in attendance at the USD School of Law. In accordance with the Privacy Act, parents cannot have access to student files except for the financial information which they submitted, unless permitted in writing by the student. Information collected is not made available to others unless its transfer is appropriate to the purpose for which it was collected (e.g., aiding the student).
Students who wish access to their files should submit a request in writing to the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. A convenient time will be arranged for review.