A FERPA release form is used when a student would like SUNY Cortland to release formal letters of standing of verifications of enrollment to third parties where the National Student Clearinghouse data is not accepted, or when additional information is required. Common requests include, but are not limited to:
You may download the FERPA release form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
If you are seeking a Good Student Discount or other student status confirmation for insurance, you may utilize the online enrollment verification and/or the college transcript to verify eligibility. The National Student Clearinghouse is SUNY Cortland's authorized agent for providing degree and enrollment verifications. Please contact the National Student Clearinghouse at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/ (or directly at http://www.degreeverify.com/) or at (703) 742-4200. In some rare cases, a company may require additional information that is not part of an Clearinghouse enrollment or degree verification. In these cases, an in-house verification may be needed. Learn more about in-house verifications, and when they may be used.
Although most insurance companies require full-time enrollment and a 3.00 or "B" average, the requirements vary slightly between companies. In some cases, you may need to submit a form from your specific insurance company since it will specify the requirements for your good student discount.
Regrettably, Registrar's Office is unable to provide letters without a form or instructions from the issuing company. To request these verifications, the student must complete a FERPA Release, and include any required forms or instructions from the company to send information.
In many cases different agencies, scholarship funds, award organizations or government benefits programs may ask you to provide verification of a degree, current enrolled program, your GPA, standing, or other information for specific or specialized forms or reports. Please bring your official documents to Miller 223 for assistance, or call us at 607-753-4702 for assistance. Please note the following: