FERPA Guide for Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of education records for all students at the university. The general principle is that student education records are considered confidential and may not be released to third parties (including parents, a spouse) without the student’s written consent.

Student Rights Under FERPA

PNC Proxy Access

We understand that many students wish to share information with parents and family members, so we have created a method which allows you to provide third party (PROXY) access to this information. Students now have the ability to authorize another person, such as a parent or guardian, to view specific types of personal information in the Student Information System through Self-Service Banner . Individuals granted proxy access will have the ability to view personal information such as financial aid award and summary information, descriptions of holds on records, grades, unofficial transcripts, and class and final exam schedules.*

For more information regarding this service click PNC Proxy Access

*For more information about access to Bursar Account information, including e-bills, STUDENTS must create an Authorized Payer access from the Manage My Account link from the Student Banner page within the My PNC Portal. This is separate from Proxy Access and FERPA release processing.

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guide


If you have questions about FERPA contact the Registrar’s Office by email at banner-proxy@pnc.edu, or call 219-785-5342.