The FERPA Privacy Waiver is limited to two categories of information: financial and housing. This page explains exactly what you are disclosing when selecting these categories on the Add/Edit Designees page in SPIRE.
Note: Under this Waiver, University staff cannot discuss academic information (e.g., your grades) with your designees. Learn more about the FERPA Privacy Waiver and your academic records
Financial Aid Services & Bursar Information
Information in this category includes, but is not limited to:
Your bursar account balance, charges, debits, credits, and payments appearing on your account. Past due amounts and/or collection activity, payment plans, third party sponsorship, and 1098T information.
Pending or previous financial aid awards (including types and amounts), financial aid application data, processing status, eligibility, or disbursements.
Tuition and fee waivers, scholarship or sponsorship awards, refund or excess amounts, and their processing status.
University-maintained loan disbursements, loan billing and repayment history (including eligibility).
Health insurance waiver status.
Approved academic load (full- or part-time status only), withdrawal dates.
Questions regarding related service indicators.
Questions regarding a student’s financial aid or financial account record, including the student’s communication history with the Office of the Bursar and the Financial Aid Office.
Note: This category does not include UCard, employment records, registration, or other academic records.
Office of the Bursar (http://www.umass.edu/bursar/)
Financial Aid Office (http://www.umass.edu/umfa/)
Information in this category includes, but it is not limited to:
Contact: Housing Services (http://www.housing.umass.edu/)