Student Center - Editing your privacy (FERPA) settings

An overview and step-by-step guide to setting FERPA restrictions, which indicate what public information should be withheld from public release.


FERPA — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended — is a federal law that governs the privacy of student education records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them.
Follow the steps below to edit your FERPA restrications.


  1. Login to MyUW
  2. Click on the Student Center tile, then the Profile tile.

    Student Center tile Profile tile

  3. From the menu on the left, select Privacy Restrictions.

    Privacy restrictions page

  4. Select your preferred restriction(s) and click > for a more detailed view.
    • You may apply restrictions to any number of sections
    • To restrict all sections you would need to individually edit each of them

    Open for more details

  5. Add or clear restrictions by selecting the relevant check boxes and clicking Save.

    Edit restrictions

  6. Click Save on the main page to submit your changes.