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Other Exceptions

As permitted by FERPA SS99.31 (a) (2), Penn State may release information from an education record without the consent of the student to officials of another college or university where the student seeks or intends to enroll.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.34 (b), Penn State may release information from an education record without the consent of the student to another educational institution in which the student is enrolled. For example, Penn State may release academic records for a "dual enrollment" high school student to officials of the student's high school without prior written consent of the student.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.36, Penn State may disclose information from an education record without the consent of the student if the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.31 (a) (15), Penn State may, without prior consent of the student, notify parents of a drug or alcohol violation if a student is under the age of 21. For more information please review Penn State's Parental Notification policy.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.31 (a) (9), Penn State may release information from an education record without prior consent of the student in order to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.

As permitted by FERPA, Penn State may, without consent of the student, return records to the provider or creator of those records in order to verify authenticity.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.31 (a) (3), and SS99.35, Penn State may, without prior consent of the student, disclose information from an education record to authorized representatives of the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university's State-supported education programs. Disclosures may be made, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of student education records without prior consent of the student to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf.

In addition, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to student education records without prior consent of the student to researchers performing certain types of studies. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive student education records, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share student education records without prior consent of the student, and they may track student participation in education and other programs by linking such information to other personal information obtained from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.

As permitted by FERPA SS99.31 (a) (4), Penn State may release information from an education record without the consent of the student if the disclosure is in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received.