PWC requirements

The written consent must be signed and dated and:

1) Specify the records that may be disclosed;

2) State the purpose of the disclosure; and

3) Identify the party or class of parties to whom the disclosure may be made.

“Signed and dated written consent” under this part may include a record and signature in electronic form that—

1) Identifies and authenticates a particular person as the source of the electronic consent; and

2) Indicates such person’s approval of the information contained in the electronic consent.


The following are generally acceptable forms of prior written consent:

a) an email from a student’s account

b) pen and paper

c) FERPA release form

d) Online tools that require the student to login to authenticate themselves (e.g. FERPA Designee Pin Page)