Student Privacy Information
One of the most significant changes a parent or guardian experiences in sending a student to college is the difference in privacy standards for educational records. Most communication from The HUB is sent to the student's Andrew e-mail account. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to share information with their parents, especially regarding student account invoices since missed payments can impact student registration.
Because Carnegie Mellon values the student's right to privacy, the university adheres to a federal law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also called FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) that sets privacy standards for student educational records and requires institutions to publish a compliance statement, including a statement of related institutional policies. For more detailed information, see our brochure.
With certain exceptions, Carnegie Mellon officials will not disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records without the student's prior written consent. If a student would like to give consent to a parent or family member to have access to some or all of his or her educational records, the student must complete a Consent to Release Information (.pdf) form and return it to The HUB.
For more information, see the university's policy on Student Privacy Rights.