Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), only directory information can be released to other parties without the student’s written consent. This means that specific account information such as a student’s ID number, a balance owed, late fees or financial holds, or other related information cannot be disclosed to anyone other than the student.
The Guest Access Portal allows students to grant guest access of their education records to designated guests and specify what pieces of information each guest may view. By granting guest access, the student is also giving UNC Charlotte permission to share the selected information with that individual. This permission is necessary to comply with the federal law.